PRLog - Jan. 12, 2012 - ALBANY, Calif. -- San Francisco - Participants at the Global Product Management Talk who are PMI Credential Holders are eligible to receive professional development units (PDU’s) from the Project Management Institute (PMI) under Category C: Self Directed Learning.
The Global Product Management Talk pioneered the Socratic method Twitter Chat format to facilitate a valuable learning experience for participants at the weekly #prodmgmttalk twitter discussion. The Global Product Management Talk is the only venue of this nature available for product professionals to share their knowledge and resources, discuss pertinent issues, stay up to date with the most recent methodologies, procedures and tools, and learn from others while engaging in a community of peers.
The Global Product Management Talk models the Socratic method of discussion by posting the questions to be discussed and providing background material for participants to review before the event. During the event, the speaker participates on an equal level with participants, by reading and commenting on tweets. Both the written aspect of the tweets and the spoken word are included by recording the commentary and banter of the speaker with the co-hosts.
Cindy F. Solomon, Founder of The Global Product Management Talk, says "We believe that participation in a real time Twitter Talk, if the subject matter is particularly relevant to the practice of project management, constitutes "having formal discussions with colleagues..."
When participants contribute at a regularly scheduled #ProdMgmtTalk discussion, whatever they tweeted during the event will be listed with their Twitter handle. To assist in the documentation, participants are encouraged to access the twitter transcript generated by #ProdMgmtTalk which is posted on the website as well as at Slideshare to support their documentation. The Global Product Management Talk produces podcasts from each event, as well as other audio programs that may be relevant to the practice of project management. Background materials provided by speakers and mentioned during the events are bundled for participants to read.
NOTE: It is up to individuals to maintain their own documentation to support their self certification. #ProdMgmtTalk does NOT guarantee that self-certification PDU’s will be accepted by PMI as individual circumstances beyond our control such as level of participation in weekly #ProdMgmtTalk or accurate completion of self-certification documentation may prevent acceptance of self-certification PDUs.
Tweet traveled 7400 miles
The Global Product Management Talk was initiated by Cindy F. Solomon, a San Francisco Bay Area certified product manager in 2011 when Adrienne Tan, founder of brainmates, an Australian product management company, responded to her tweet to bring international product managers together with experts in the field.
The "Global Product Management Talk" was initially conceived as a virtual forum where people who manage products situated globally could interact in real time with product management thought leaders. The Global Product Management Talk raises the bar for what is possible to accomplish in a real time, open platform event on Twitter by encouraging participants to expand their knowledge base with each event, utilize new products in real time as we introduce and beta test various products for participating, enable participants to showcase their knowledge and share resources, and crowdsource educational content for product people to stay apprised of new developments, thinkers, and events in the practice of managing products from inception to market and innovation.
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. All of the content is available following the event as a mobile app for both Android and iPhone devices.
Weekly, Solomon produces the event, 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 using a a social media chat tool to filter out the hashtag #prodmgmttalk. Following the event, both the written transcript of tweets and the recording of the audio discussion are available for viewing & listening on social media and iTunes platforms. 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 Cindy F. Solomon:
Cindy F. Solomon is Founder of the Global Product Management Talk on Twitter, host of Tools of the Trade and Product Camp Radio, and creator of the ProdMgmtTalk mobile application. Solomon has over 15 years of web, services, and software product marketing management experience at Apple, Vadem, NetObjects and start-ups in Silicon Valley. She founded a NYC broadcast advertising company and developed “Breakthrough, the newsletter of innovation” for Boardroom Reports. She holds CPM/CPMM certification.
cindy at prodmgmttalk dot com
About Global Product Management Talk
The Global Product Management Talk is curated for passionate product professionals and business owners who want to teach, learn & network about managing products, whether you're an Agile practitioner involved with developing, designing & launching products, brands, marketing, project management, and/or you care about the entire process to guarantee successful products and companies.
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Global Product Management Talk is a weekly mini-product camp Socratic discussion (on Twitter) of pre-posted questions with live audio of thought leader and co-hosts commenting (on Blogtalkradio)