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Product manage your_career_-_ipma_4_dec2011_-_sharad_sharma1.34004513

  1. 1. Product Manage Your Career! Sharad Sharma CEO – BrandSigma (stealth mode) Chair – NASSCOM Product Forum Indian Angel Network, India Innovation Fund
  2. 2. About You? a) Practicing versus wannabe Product Managers? b) B2C, B2b, B2B/B2G business model? c) Startups vs MNCs? d) How many of you have worked in the US? In the Valley? How many would like to go there?Sharad Sharma @sharads, IPMA 4th Dec 2011
  3. 3. Five Suggestions 1. Stay in India; it makes sense like never beforeSharad Sharma @sharads, IPMA 4th Dec 2011
  4. 4. Five Suggestions 1. Stay in India; it makes sense like never before 2. Shape up; next few years will be toughSharad Sharma @sharads, IPMA 4th Dec 2011
  5. 5. Five Suggestions 1. Stay in India; it makes sense like never before 2. Shape up; next few years will be tough 3. To be good at what you do, pick the right flavor - Product or Program Manager - for the real youSharad Sharma @sharads, IPMA 4th Dec 2011
  6. 6. Five Suggestions 1. Stay in India; it makes sense like never before 2. Shape up; next few years will be tough 3. To be good at what you do, pick the right flavor - Product or Program Manager - for the real you 4. Select the product, not the company; MNC vs. startup is a false choiceSharad Sharma @sharads, IPMA 4th Dec 2011
  7. 7. Five Suggestions 1. Stay in India; it makes sense like never before 2. Shape up; next few years will be tough 3. To be good at what you do, pick the right flavor - Product or Program Manager - for the real you 4. Select the product, not the company; MNC vs. startup is a false choice 5. Skills matter, but so does your personal code of conductSharad Sharma @sharads, IPMA 4th Dec 2011
  8. 8. New Age Code of Conduct Guilds >> Organizational Man >> Creation Nets. Every Age has its own rules for Workers. • Set people for success Even when their definition of success is different from yours • Give more than you take Commons are important; collaboration is cooperation plus amplification • Say what you mean, do what you say Speed of trust depends on this • Deliver fast error recovery This is more important than failure avoidance • Make things up, make them happen It about action and outcomes after all!Sharad Sharma @sharads, IPMA 4th Dec 2011
  9. 9. Questions?

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