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Why Product Managers Should not Report to the CTO

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Product managers often end up reporting to the CTO, and some will argue that this is a good thing. Why Shouldn’t a CTO be the Boss? So if they report to the CTO it creates the impression of bias against the business and user. Being a product manager is no longer being a developer by another name. How can CTOs Help?

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Building A Billion Dollar Business – Managing Objectives Against Rapid Growth | Poppy Gustafsson | BoS Europe 2019

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Poppy is a co-founder and CEO of Darktrace, a world-leading AI company for cyber defence, named Europe’s ‘Fastest Growing Super Scale-up’ by Tech Tour in 2018. Poppy was awarded an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in 2019 in recognition of her services to cyber security. Poppy Gustafsson // Darktrace. Sketchnote.

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Positioning Jujitsu | April Dunford | BoS Conf Online Europe 2020

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take on a large competitor by literally naming them and then positioning them into a corner – using their own positioning against them. take on a large competitor by literally naming them and then positioning them into a corner – using their own positioning against them. Video and Slides below. Upcoming Events.

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Hiring a Head of Product | Rich Mironov | BoS USA Online 2020

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We write wildly aspirational job descriptions for candidates and we confuse subject/market expertise with product management/leadership experience to name just a few errors. We don’t know what product leaders do, and disagree about what’s most important in a new one.

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Time To Say Goodbye – 4 Lessons The BoS Community Taught Me

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I’ve noticed this over and over in conversations with attendees, Q&A sessions with speakers, and as a user of several products made by the community (I’m looking at you, YouCanBook.Me , Zapier , Doist , and Balsamiq , to name but a few). One of the key values for networking at BoS events is that you come on ‘listen’ mode.

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Growth, Funding, Pivotal Moments and the Evolution of Adzerk to Kevel

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Some of the BoS talks that had an impact on his company, including changing its name to Kevel. attendee from Businesses of Software Conference, both US, Europe and online. I’d be that guy volunteering at the BoS Conferences there. What do you want to get out of the conference? Welcome and Introductions.

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2019 Goals Gone off the Rails? 3 Ways to get Back on Track

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getting a certification (be it scrum, agile, product, coaching … you name it). I’ll speak at three conferences. Approach goal: “Be more appreciative of my CTO’s actions.”. Avoidance goal: “Avoid arguing with the CTO.”. Nothing personal with CTOs … for example purposes only!). getting a promotion. finding a new job.

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