Bringing Women in Product Together

Contributed by Cait Porte The Boston area is home to some of the country’s top tech companies – Akamai, Wayfair, TripAdvisor, Hubspot, IROBOT and most recently, GE decided to relocate the company headquarters to the Boston Seaport district. In 2014, Boston was 4th in the nation in total venture capital funding (coming in behind California…

Your First Year in Product Management

Contributed by Shobhit Chugh Congratulations. You are now a product manager. The same role you always wanted is now yours. What do you do now? About a year ago I did a talk on How to succeed as a first time Product Manager at Product Camp Boston. The lessons were based on my first year in…

How to Be More Innovative (and Other Tips from the Mentor Roundtable)

Contributed by Cait Porte The first Mentorship roundtable of the season kicked off on May 15th with a bang! There were over 25 attendees from more than 22 different companies. After running through introductions, the group spent time discussing different topics like techniques to stimulate innovation and how to get the most out of your relationship…

Need a Mentor? (or Mentee?) Look Here!

Contributed by Safiyyah Khan  The BPMA mentorship program is a hidden gem of a resource for product management professionals. We’re talking about having a successful, senior level mentor committing 6 months to guiding their mentee through developing their  careers.  We’d challenge you to find such an objective resource dedicated to product professionals anywhere. Mentees come to the…

Propose a Session at ProductCamp Boston

Contributed by Steve Robins Have you ever had a nagging question that you just couldn’t answer? How to get product and engineering teams to work more closely? How to advance your career? What agile means for product managers? What’s the big deal with big data? You can help yourself – and your colleagues – to…

How to Break Into Product Management

Recently, the BPMA held its annual Career Night. Our panel of industry experts interacted with over 100 product people, answering questions and offering advice on how to get that first product management job, and what to do when you get there. Based on a show of hands, the vast majority of attendees were people with…