Session Proposal: How to Create a Sustainable, Scalable Product Organization?
During this Town Hall Session we are going to explore the different aspects of the Product Management Organization. First, how do you find, hire and retain good Product Managers? We will discuss the pros / cons of being in the tech world as a product manager without a technical degree. We will talk about the key questions and methods used during the interview to see if the candidate is really a product person? From here we will explore the best Product Org structure including a discussion on who the product team should report to? We will also take time to discuss the classic question of do you organize around markets or products - and the pros/cons of each decision? And we will wrap up with methods for keeping your team fresh, and the pros/cons of rotating assignments.
John Murray is the CEO of 1123 Technology Group which is focused on working with companies to solve their product and market strategy needs. John has been in the Hi-Tech industry for 25 years, and during this period held senior product leadership roles solving complex problems. He has led global teams through 3 technology inflection points including the introduction of digital video (Scientific Atlanta), the launch of small cell wireless (Cisco), and the advancement of automotive telematics (with Verizon). John is now taking this practical, results-oriented experience to work with companies in solving their product needs in the areas of strategy, financial, organizational or financial.