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Welcome To The Team, Product Manager. Hope You Survive The Experience! "Startup Product" is a trademark owned by Cindy F. Solomon, CPM, CPMM July 23, 2014 Startup Product Boston Meetup at Leaf With Christopher Cummings

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Introduction to Startup Product Movement for Product Excellence followed by Christopher Cummings Presentation: Welcome to the Team, Product Manager, Hope you Survive the Experience! July 23, 2014 more info http://bit.ly/WyGvkA

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Page 1: Startup Product Talks Boston July 23, 2014

Welcome To The Team, Product Manager. Hope

You Survive The Experience!

"Startup Product" is a trademark owned by Cindy F. Solomon, CPM, CPMM

July 23, 2014Startup Product Boston Meetup at LeafWith Christopher Cummings

Page 2: Startup Product Talks Boston July 23, 2014

Welcome

To Startup Product Boston!Use hashtags for pics & tweets:#startupproduct#spbostonPlease take pics & vide to be posted to https://www.flickr.com/photos/startupproduct/sets/

Startup Product" is a trademark owned by Cindy F. Solomon, CPM, CPMM

Page 3: Startup Product Talks Boston July 23, 2014

Agenda6:30 - 7:15 Meet, Greet, Networking. Post your open positions, availability, product dilemmas & questions to

white board7:15-7:20 Welcome & Introductions7:25-8:25 Chris Cummings Preso & Q&A8:30-8:40 Product pitches - Open Positions/Job Seekers - Debrief – next?

Startup Product" is a trademark owned by Cindy F. Solomon, CPM, CPMM

Page 4: Startup Product Talks Boston July 23, 2014

What is Startup Product?

The orange logo is in the shape of a “hockey stick” graph, which describes Growth across time

"Startup Product" is a trademark owned by Cindy F. Solomon, CPM, CPMM

Movement For Product Excellence

Page 5: Startup Product Talks Boston July 23, 2014

3-infinity.Goal

1. Find product/market fit

"Startup Product" is a trademark owned by Cindy F. Solomon, CPM, CPMM

2. Scale beyond the startup phase

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Startup Growth

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“Startup” thinking implies • fresh thinking,• design thinking, • human centered approach,• creativity, • responsiveness • focus on market opportunities & competitive intelligence,• agility

----------All things required for innovation

All Stages of Growth

Startup Product" is a trademark owned by Cindy F. Solomon, CPM, CPMM

Page 7: Startup Product Talks Boston July 23, 2014

“Product” definition includes• the result of a team effort, • a service, solution, event, content, project…• revenue generating transaction• All industries, verticals, growth & majurity-------All things necessary for business success

All Kinds of Products

Startup Product" is a trademark owned by Cindy F. Solomon, CPM, CPMM

Page 8: Startup Product Talks Boston July 23, 2014

Leader, Speaker, Founder Write your own ticket to career growth

Domain knowledge &Technical expertise

"Startup Product" is a trademark owned by Cindy F. Solomon, CPM, CPMM

Expanding Expertise: Product, MarketCompetitive spaceCustomer experience Cross-functional collaborationCommunication skills

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Professional Growth

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Professional Growth

Product professionals must be continuously learning •To increase skill set•To expand tool chest•To contribute value•To enhance leadership•To remain relevant

"Startup Product" is a trademark owned by Cindy F. Solomon, CPM, CPMM

Page 10: Startup Product Talks Boston July 23, 2014

Who Are Passionate Product People?• Developers, programmers, coders• Makers, shakers, DIYers• Product managers, product marketers, program managers• Designers, UX, UI• Founders, CEOs, Creators• Process people, systems people, programs people• Product owners, Project managers, Scrum masters• Visionaries, strategic, tactical, implementers• Hands-on, geeks, sales, service, community managers• All sizes, shapes, ages, genders, mastery levels• All industries, type products, size organizations• Curious & open to learn, share, network, listen, contribute value & participate• Focused on producing results over obstacles

All Disciplines & Functions

Startup Product" is a trademark owned by Cindy F. Solomon, CPM, CPMM

Page 11: Startup Product Talks Boston July 23, 2014

What is Product Excellence?

Startup Product" is a trademark owned by Cindy F. Solomon, CPM, CPMM

It depends on• context and • perspectiveDecide For Yourself…

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Startup Product priorities:1. People2. Education3. Process4. Tools

Startup Product" is a trademark owned by Cindy F. Solomon, CPM, CPMM

Page 13: Startup Product Talks Boston July 23, 2014

People FirstStartup Product Academy creates

communities that are open, inclusive and supportive of growing, learning & experimenting

Startup Product" is a trademark owned by Cindy F. Solomon, CPM, CPMM

Page 14: Startup Product Talks Boston July 23, 2014

Product Focus

Startup Product movementtakes a holistic view of product,

with a bias on action & cross-functional collaboration

Startup Product" is a trademark owned by Cindy F. Solomon, CPM, CPMM

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Product People

Startup Product • Promotes the people behind the product• Encourages diverse teams and cultures• The stronger the team, the better the

product results

Startup Product" is a trademark owned by Cindy F. Solomon, CPM, CPMM

Page 16: Startup Product Talks Boston July 23, 2014

Education• Grounded in product management

best practices and thought leadership

• ProdBOKCollaboration of 60 contributors

Startup Product" is a trademark owned by Cindy F. Solomon, CPM, CPMM

Startup Product Academy

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Join us & Get involved!

Startup Product" is a trademark owned by Cindy F. Solomon, CPM, CPMM

http://www.meetup.com/StartupProductTalksBoston/

There are 20 Startup Product communities worldwide

http://startupproduct.com/meetups/

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Thanks to Leaf for hosting!

Startup Product" is a trademark owned by Cindy F. Solomon, CPM, CPMM

Please thank Melissa and Vanessa who made tonight happen!

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Welcome Christopher Cummings

Startup Product" is a trademark owned by Cindy F. Solomon, CPM, CPMM

Happy National Batman Day!

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Startup Product, Movement For Product Excellence @startupproduct #startupproduct

• Blog http://startupproduct.com • Postions: jobs.startupproduct.com• Meetups: http://startupproduct.com/meetups• Trainings: http://startupproduct.com/academy

Global Product Management Talkweekly live broadcast & twitter chat @prodmgmttalk #prodmgmttalk

Webcast Digestdaily online educational events @WebcastDigest http://startupproduct/webcasts

Startup Product" is a trademark owned by Cindy F. Solomon, CPM, CPMM