#LeanNYC 2013

lsm Starting on Friday, and running for the past 3 days in NYC on the 17th floor of a building near 37th Street within the AlleyNYC space, Lean Startup Machine and 100+ awesome product people, worked together, innovated, iterated, and had a blast! And, this year, I was fortunate to have been a mentor at the event, worked with and met many great minds and made many new friends.

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What is Lean Startup Machine?

Lean Startup Machine is a competitive three-day workshop where you learn how to apply Lean Startup methodologies in the real world. This is not about writing code–but building things that people want.

Hope to see you at a future event. And, can’t wait to do my next one!

Next

theproductgroup_logo_2010_FINAL In the meantime, looking forward to seeing everyone at the next meetup of The Product Group on March 7th, with Featured Product: Vitogo!

http://www.meetup.com/TheProductGroup/events/96757902/

TPM-Short3-Logo And, don’t forget to sign-up to be a product manager mentor or mentee at TheProductMentor.com today!

Enjoy!

Jeremy Horn
The Product Guy

Advisoray, Know How and Even Greater Vitality in March!

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Thank you to everyone who made it to our latest record-turnout roundtable meet-up of The Product Group at MTV Networks / Viacom, as well as to our other sponsors, Balsamiq Studios, Sunshine Suites, and Ryma Technology Solutions.

Thursday night, keeping with the theme of Product Management Know How, also saw the launch of a new and exciting program rife with opportunities for Product Management mentors and mentees. If you would be interested in mentoring or being mentored visit http://TheProductMentor.com today!

Special Congratulations to Ruth Sylvia, winner of the free ticket to Lean Startup Machine in NYC, Feb 22- 24. Please take a moment an congratulate her today. (TWEET)

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Over the course of the night a few of the highlights were…

Featured Product: Advisoray
exploring the product, its challenges and successes, from service models to promotional messaging (thanks to Jacqueline Thong and Team)

Product Management Know How
from networking to why-ing

The Product Group meet-ups are an opportunity for Product People (managers, strategists, marketers, etc.) to come together to meet, interact, and network in a roundtable setting. It’s awesome to meet fellow Product People in a laid-back, conversational gathering.

If you are a Product Person and are interested in having your product featured or participating as a featured guest expert at an upcoming meetup of The Product Group, contact me (or email at jhorn (a-t.) tpgblog DoT com).

I am looking forward to seeing everyone at our next meetup …

Thursday, March 7th @ 7PM
RSVP Now!

And, stay tuned for more announcements about March’s Featured Product, Vitogo.

If you would like to attend our next meet-up, RSVP today or visit our group webpage at…

http://meetup.com/TheProductGroup

Enjoy!

Jeremy Horn
The Product Guy

P.S. Interested in becoming a sponsor or host of The Product Group? contact me.

From Strategic Pivots to Opportune UX

Every week I read thousands of blog posts. For your weekend enjoyment, here are some of those highlights. What are you reading this weekend?

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On Product Management…

http://www.svpg.com/vision-pivots-vs-discovery-pivots/
Take a strategic shot at your next well placed pivot.

Have a great weekend!

Jeremy Horn
The Product Guy

TBPP2012: Andres Glusman of Meetup.com on “In the Now”

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Over the coming weeks we will be sharing segments of a Q&A session I had with Andres Glusman of Meetup.com — and shedding some light onto just exactly what makes Andres truly The Best Product Person of 2012.

In the now…

> Whose shoes would you like to walk in for a day? Why?

Everyone’s. Part of what I love about our usability lab is that it gives me so many opportunities to see the world from other people’s point of view. It is truly fascinating.

> What excites you about your current products?

I’m excited by the fact that I feel like we are doing something with massive potential. People regularly tell me that Meetup has changed their lives. It’s humbling because I feel like we are just getting started. We’ve got a ton of momentum now and we are executing experiments that are really paying off.

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> What do you like most -and least – about being a product manager?

I love running experiments that impact millions of people and I love that this industry is so new that we are defining what this role is as we go.

The flipside of the newness coin is that we are all figuring it out as we go along. There is no playbook and there is a lot of variety in what it means to do Product Management across the industry. That makes it hard to swap best-practices and compare notes. I’m comfortable with that ambiguity, but I look forward to 10-15 years from now, when we will look back and laugh about how primitive our approaches were in 2012.

Nominate TBPP 2013 Today!

Amazon.com Gift Cards - In a Gift Box - Free One-Day ShippingThank you to everyone who participated, nominated, interviewed, AND passed on the word! The nomination period for The Best Product Person of 2013 has begun! The individual who first nominates TBPP is also awarded! Nominate your pick for The Best Product Person right now!

http://tbpp.wufoo.com/forms/the-best-product-person-of-2013/

Stay Tuned

Over the next few weeks I will share more of my interview with Andres Gusman, The Best Product Person of 2012!

Subscribe now (click here) to make sure you don’t miss any part of this series exploring The Best Product Person of 2012, or any other of the upcoming product person interviews, as well as other insightful posts from The Product Guy.

And, don’t forget, take a moment and congratulate The Best Product Person of 2012: Andres Glusman. (tweet)

Enjoy!

Jeremy Horn
The Product Guy

From Sliding Offline to Adapting from Bad

Every week I read thousands of blog posts. For your weekend enjoyment, here are some of those highlights. What are you reading this weekend?

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On Product Management…

http://www.theaccidentalpm.com/z-product/why-failure-is-a-product-managers-best-friend
Adapt with results of the good and the bad.

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On Modular Innovation…

http://www.webpronews.com/google-adds-offline-editing-support-for-slides-2013-01
Slide into presenting offline with ease.

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On Design & Product Experience…

http://alistapart.com/article/translation-is-ux
Transform your experience with a shift of the word.

Have a great weekend!

Jeremy Horn
The Product Guy