Upcoming live talks – September and October 2020

Upcoming live talks – September and October 2020

I’m giving some more live talks in September and October. The first is for ProdPad’s regular webinar series. I’m also giving a series of four talks on Tuesdays in October for my Product Management Digital Masterclass.

Read on for talk details and how to attend.

Tuesday 22nd September: ProdPad Webinar #

Jock Busuttil on ProdPad webinar 22 September 2020 at 4pm BST.

ProdPad is the brainchild of Janna Bastow and Simon Cast, names you’ll likely have heard in connection with their other little venture, Mind The Product. I’ll be joining Andrea Saez on their monthly webinar to talk about how product works in government.

The talk will be called Open, Honest and Always Improving and will cover:

  • Why working in the open is beneficial for any organisation
  • How to keep yourselves honest through peer reviews and published results
  • How continuous improvement can apply to people as well as products

You can now watch a video of the talk, slides also available.

Jock Busuttil, Lucie McLean, Daniil Pavliuchkov

Growing Together: Developing and Retaining your Product Team

34.2% of PMs said they left their previous role because there were no opportunities to grow.

  • But what does product management growth look like?
  • How can product leads create opportunities for their PMs to grow?
  • How can PMs create conversations around growth with their leads?
  • And how can PMs create their own growth opportunities?

Lucie McLean from Zalando will be joined by Jock Busuttil, freelance Head of Product and author and Daniil Pavliuchkov, Senior Product Manager at Tier mobility to talk about ways to enable growth and build happy, empowered product teams.

You can now watch a video of this talk.

Tuesdays in October: Product Management Digital Masterclass #

Jock Busuttil's Product Management Digital Masterclass

I’ll be running a series of four live sessions on Tuesdays in October. Each conference-style talk will be 45 minutes with over an hour of Q&A with me afterwards.

Tickets for each session are available now.

6th October 2020: What Does a Product Manager Do (And Not Do)? #

16:00 (London BST) / 11:00 (New York EDT) #

A worrying number of product managers I’ve met will admit they started out in the same way: they turned up at work one day and were told by their manager, “You’re the product manager now.” The problem? Neither they nor their manager really knew what a product manager was supposed to do! This session will fix that.

Oh no – you’ve missed this session! But you can still get tickets for the rest of the sessions in the series.

Or contact me if you’d like to be put on the waiting list for the next time this session runs.

13th October 2020: Understanding User Needs #

16:00 (London BST) / 11:00 (New York EDT) #

One of the most fundamental aspects of product management is to understand user needs and satisfy them with the product. This talk describes the what, why and how of understanding user needs.

Oh no – you’ve missed this session! But you can still get tickets for the rest of the sessions in the series.

Or contact me if you’d like to be put on the waiting list for the next time this session runs.

20th October 2020: The Secrets of Meaningful Product Roadmaps #

15:00 (London BST) / 10:00 (New York EDT) #

Every product needs a roadmap, but most are useless and a waste of everyone’s time. Why? Because too often people misunderstand what roadmaps are for, and include the wrong information. This talk shares the secrets of making your product roadmap one of the most effective tools in your product manager kit bag.

27th October 2020: Landing and Starting Your Product Manager Job #

15:00 (London GMT) / 11:00 (New York EDT) #

So you want to be a product manager? Learn what interviewers are looking for from someone who’s personally assessed hundreds of candidates, and how to start your new job on the right foot.

Want me to speak at your event? #

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Land your next product manager job

Live, conference-style talks with Q&A each Tuesday in October 2020, covering:

  • What does a product manager do (and not do)?
  • Understanding user needs
  • The secrets of meaningful product roadmaps
  • Landing and starting your product manager job

See you there!


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The Practitioner's Guide to Product Management book cover

The Practitioner’s Guide to Product Management
by Jock Busuttil

“I wish this book was published when I started out in product management”

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Jock is a freelance head of product, author and conference speaker. He has spent nearly two decades working with technology companies to improve their product management practices, from startups to multinationals. His clients include the BBC, University of Cambridge, and the UK's Ministry of Justice and Government Digital Service (GDS).In 2012 Jock founded Product People Limited, a product management consultancy and training company. He is also the author of the popular book The Practitioner's Guide to Product Management and the blog I Manage Products.

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