There are lots of questions about the role and how it differs between companies. Let's talk about what's the same and what's different in how we do Product Management where we work.
Company Size: 51-100 employees
Senior Product Manager
Company Size: 501-1,000 employees
Lead Agile Coach
Company Size: 350,000+ employees
I'm a Senior Product Manager at (sort of) local software startup, Credly, which was recently acquired by Pearson. I'm also a former board member of Minnestar. I'm a productivity tool enthusiast, a beekeeper, an excellent nerd-joke artist, and a devout supporter of this tech community.
I'm a Product Manager at SportsEngine and work with large sports organizations to manage their member data. My previous experience as a Front-End Developer and UX Designer has helped me navigate the crazy world of Product Management over the last 8 years. A world that I absolutely love.
Be forewarned that I may try to convince you to do a brewery tour, triathlon, or even a marathon - most likely in that order.
Started my career working with systems and hardware administration after getting my degree. My career had a different path for me however. Not long after starting to working the industry, I found myself as a Product Owner for a mobile application, where I learned about Agile and saw that it was the obvious next step for where organizations needed to be headed.
Ever since, I, along with other amazing coaches, have been driving an Agile Journey from the ground up at Target. Helped create the first immersive learning environment of it's kind in the world, called the Dojo, focusing on Product, Lean, Agile, and DevOps mindsets. Have provided training, facilitation, mentoring, and coaching to thousands of fellow coworkers and continue to expanded my knowledge. Currently building relationships with other organizations who are, or are looking to start similar journeys to Target, to learn and share that knowledge. Please reach out to me if you are interested in learning more.