PRLog - Oct. 10, 2011 - SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, Calif. -- Oct 10, 2011 - San Francisco, CA, USA - There are few if any formal education programs for technology product management. There are some university courses and well known short training classes that give an introduction to the topic. But given the breadth of skills (business, technical, organizational, etc.) needed by technology product managers, and the laments we hear from people working in the field, what is really needed to fill the gap? This discussion will identify the essential skills, knowledge, tools, etc. that can help lead a technology product manager to success.
Each week, The Global Product Management Talk features an expert guest speaker who asks questions of the participants on Twitter in a Socratic discussion. The speaker and co-hosts broadcast their comments over BlogTalkRadio. The transcript of Tweets and podcast are available after the live event.
Saeed W. Khan will be leading the weekly Global Product Management Talk on Twitter Monday, October 10, 2011 at 4:00 PM Pacific Time, which will be Tuesday, October 11 at 10:00 AM Australian Time.
Saeed W. Khan considers himself a career Product Manager with over 14 years experience in startups and public companies in Toronto and Silicon Valley, in roles ranging from individual contributor to Vice President of Product Management. Saeed writes on his blog, OnProductManagement, as well as for the Pragmatic Marketing website. He was a contributor to the book, Software Product Management, Issues and Perspectives ISBN: 978-81-314-1589-
"This is my second time leading the discussion with the Global Product Management talk community," commented Saeed. “I enjoy participating in this talk regularly and view it as an educational event for product managers to share their knowledge and experience.”
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The Global Product Management Talk was conceived by Cindy F. Solomon, a San Francisco Bay Area certified product manager and embraced by Adrienne Tan, founder of brainmates, an Australian product management company, to bring international product managers together with experts in the field.
The Global Product Management Talk on Twitter, since its inception in February 2011, has had a clear focus on cultivating a community of international hi-tech professionals within product management, product marketing and related professional domains. It is the largest Twitter Chat with this focus in the world, recently generating 449,319 impressions, reaching an audience of 35,703 followers with re-tweets occurring for days and weeks following the hour event.
Weekly, Solomon produces the Socratic discussion on Twitter, curating guest speakers, and inviting participation via social media. The speaker and co-hosts discuss Twitter comments which are broadcast live over BlogTalkRadio, while active participation is taking place digitally within the Twitter stream. Following the event, both the written transcript of tweets and the recording of the audio discussion are available for viewing & listening. Participants are encouraged to expand upon their statements and insights by blogging to continue the conversation. All of the content from the event is packaged into an eBook to further extend the value and reach of the subject matter.
About Saeed W. Khan
Saeed W. Khan is an experienced hi-technology product manager and marketer with deep experience in enterprise and data center software. Khan is a career Product Manager with over 14 years experience in startups and public companies, in Toronto and Silicon Valley, in roles ranging from individual contributor to Vice President of Product Management. Saeed's writings can be found on his blog, OnProductManagement.com and on the Pragmatic Marketing website. He was a contributor to the book, Software Product Management, Issues and Perspectives ISBN: 978-81-314-1589-
saeedwkhan at gmail dot com
blog: On Product Management
Twitter: @saeedwkhan and @onpm
Founded by Adrienne Tan and Nick Coster in 2004, the two devised a mission to help companies understand their customers’ needs and develop innovative products that their customers love.
About Cindy F. Solomon:
Cindy F. Solomon is Executive Producer of the Global Product Management Talk on Twitter. Solomon has over 15 years of web services and software product marketing experience at Apple, Vadem, NetObjects and start-ups in Silicon Valley. She founded a NYC broadcast advertising company and developed a technology newsletter for Boardroom Reports. She holds CPM/CPMM certification.
Cindy F. Solomon
cindy at prodmgmttalk dot com
Product Talk Radio http://www.blogtalkradio.com/
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Global Product Management Talk is a weekly mini-product camp Socratic discussion (on Twitter) of pre-posted questions (on Facebook) with live audio of thought leader and co-hosts commenting (on Blogtalkradio)