We are delighted to welcome NAGRA Media UK as hosts of Agile on the Beach 2018 and Matthew who will be delivering his session Product Engineering to Product Management
Interested in making the move from engineering to product management? Do you want to be a strong influence on the success of your company and really progress your career in the technology sector? Then this session is for you.
A few years back, I didn’t know the job title “Product Manager” existed. I was a young bright-eyed Software Engineer, and I enjoyed coding. However, even more than the implementation of the logic for code, I really enjoyed interacting with stakeholders to collect requirements for the applications I built, and laying out the user-centred design specifications.
I thrived when dealing with ambiguity and defining the user experience for the products I developed and loved nothing more than to go out and talk to the customers about what they want & need.
Fast forward a few years — I am a Product Manager at NAGRA Media UK today.
Over the past few months I’ve been asked by a number of engineers “How did you get into product management” & “How can I become a Product Manager?”
The session will cover a number of topics:
- Personal Investment: Why investing in your future is critical for success.
- Becoming a point of contact in your teams for product knowledge: if you’re the first-person people approach to discuss the product your defiantly on the right track, if not how can you change that.
- Soft skills: the way you communicate with stakeholders can be very different to inter team communication, and it can be challenging. We will also cover how to influence individuals and teams.
- Is there a recipe for success?