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Saturday, June 15 • 10:45am - 11:30am
123 - Reverse Engineering Your Manager

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Managers. We can love them. We can feel like screaming at them. But we can never ignore them.

Your manager’s actions can dramatically help or hinder your product success, determine your job satisfaction or happiness, and affect your career growth. And since you don’t usually pick your manager, it can seem like the “luck of the draw” if you’ll get a boss that supports you or slows you down.

But don’t worry! - you are not powerless in this relationship. If you can understand the system behind your manager’s thoughts and actions, you can take active steps to get your manager as an ally, a coach, and a partner in your success. EVEN IF YOUR MANAGER IS NOT A “GOOD MANAGER”!

Shobhit and Will have had more managers than they can remember, ranging from newbies to seasoned hands to CEOs, and they have learned techniques over the years to be successful in the wide range of manager circumstances that PMs may encounter.

Come to this presentation and learn how to:

* Understand and classify your manager’s product and people management skills
* Reverse engineer your manager to understand what motivates them and how they think of themselves
* Game plan winning moves to make you and your manager successful

Plus you’ll walk away with our “Reverse Engineer Your Manager Worksheet” to put your learnings into action!

Speakers
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Shobhit Chugh

Product Manager, Google
Shobhit Chugh is passionate about building amazing technology products, learning and teaching. In his day job, he serves as the Product Manager at Google for Crashlytics, which is used by most mobile apps to track and fix crashes. Shobhit loves to learn, and believes the best way... Read More →
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Will Eisner

Will Eisner has been building products for more than 20 years (!) and is currently a product director on TripAdvisor’s Hotels team, which serves more than 400+ million visitors per month. Will’s personal goal as a product lead is to mirror the best managers and mentors he had... Read More →


Saturday June 15, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am EDT
Room 2-150