Emma Hill


Product Management (F) 2020
Product Management (F)
Thursday 15.15 - 16.00

Session type: Lecture

Lessons from an ex-Project Manager turned Product Manager: Why balancing strategy and execution is difficult

As an ex-Project Manager turned Product Manager, I’ll share my lessons learned about the difference between strategy and execution during my transition between roles, and how to survive as a Product Manager who had to balance strategy alongside being heavily involved in delivery.

This session will focus on lessons learned on how to:
*Put strategy first
*Become proactive rather than reactive in delivery
*Manage expectations
*Be aware of where company culture fits in


Emma is a Customer Success Manager at ProdPad and loves talking with different organisations about their approach to product management.

Previously, Emma managed education projects at The University of Warwick, including a large scale capacity-building project with a university in Kazakhstan. While in this role, she loved the way technology could enhance learning experiences, and so transitioned into learning technology, initially as a Project Manager, then becoming the first Product Manager in the business, implementing product processes.

Emma is also a serial meetup organiser, being co-founder and co-organiser of both ProductTank Oxford and Customer Success Cafe Oxford.