Product Makers roundtables

  • 21 December 2021
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Product Makers roundtables
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Roundtables offer a safe space and place to get together and talk about all things product in an open forum with others from our Product Makers community. Those attending determine what we’ll talk about. Topics might include things like: discovery, prioritization, roadmaps, product process, working cross-functionally, teams, or collaboration.

Roundtables are a great way to learn from others and:

  • Share knowledge, expertise, and experiences

  • Talk about youcraft, processes, approaches, methods, and hear how others tackle and/or may solve similar problems and challenges

  • Exchange best practices and helpful resources

How it works

Events happen on the second Wednesday of each month. Space is limited to 16 people.

We do not run roundtables in July, August, or December.

We run these using the Lean Coffee format. At the start of each meeting, we’ll:

  • Collect ideas on what topics to discuss

  • Prioritize those ideas by voting (you’ll get three votes)

  • Discuss them getting through as many topics as we can in the time allotted (we typically find that we can get through 3-4 topics in a session)

👉Check out our events page to register for our next session

 

Have more questions? Check out our FAQs below:

 

How long are the sessions?

One hour. We try to start and end on time and be mindful of time.

 

How many folks are in each roundtable?

Space is limited to 16 people. This helps keep the group to a manageable size and the conversation flowing and engaging.

 

Who can participate

Anyone. All you have to be is interested in product. A lot of our community is made up of people in product management roles, but those aren’t the only ones that can join.

 

Are these remote or in-person?

These are run virtually in Zoom. Being remote allows everyone to be able to join regardless of location and also allows us to include a diverse group of people from various areas of the world.

 

How many topics do we discuss?

That depends on the number of topics tabled and votes, but we typically find we can get through 3-4 topics in a session.

 

Are they moderated?

Yes, but minimally. We encourage everyone to listen to each other’s questions, ideas, and opinions; share stories and contribute to the discussion and provide space for everyone to speak and engage in the conversation.

 

How can I best participate?

  • Turn off any notifications or distractions and find a place to meet that’s free of noise

  • Add your name when you sign-in

  • Turn on your camera and set your view to Gallery view so you can see everyone

  • Mute yourself when not taking and avoid background noise

  • Smile and use names when talking to others

  • Raise your hand if you have something to add and we’ll bring you in when we’re able

Are the sessions recorded?

No. But we will capture a summary from each session of key takeaways and resources shared and post in the Product Makers community so they can be of help to others.

 


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A shoutout to the many folks in our community that shared that they’d like to be able to connect with others, network, and learn. We build community with, not for our members and are excited to launch this and some other programs in 2022 to help you get the most from this community. 

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This is absolutely wonderful, Scott. I’m definitely going to try to signup for the first roundtable. :smiley:

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@scott.baldwin can’t wait to start signing up for these and learning from others

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Signed. Looking forward to it. 

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