Apr 27, 2023 // 6:30pm - 8:30pm MDT

Comparison of a Product Manager vs. a Technical Product Manager

Join Derek Megyesi as he uses anecdotes from his past experience to compare the difference in expections between a traditional PM and a technical PM.

Comparison of a Product Manager vs. a Technical Product Manager

Product Calgary is excited to host Derek Megyesi, a Technical Product Manager at Amazon at Platform Calgary on April 27th. Derek works within a division that supports end-to-end fulfilment operations. PM-T with the Global Engineering Security Services. The team supports the greater Global Operations organization with end-to-end project lifecycle planning, design, execution, and integration. Event is sponsored by Alberta Innovates.

Ask yourself what you enjoy more, Traditional Product Management (working with customers, building user personas, eliciting requirements, etc.), or getting into the “weeds” of  how a technical architecture works, optimizing performance, how to monetize data/APIs, etc.?  Do you love learning about emerging tech and how to use this to bridge the gap with the customer?  If so, perhaps a career as a PM-T is right for you.

Derek will highlight and compare the following:

  • The roles and responsibilities of PMs & PM-Ts including a few others
  • Understanding the big picture versus having a user focus
  • Knowing when a PM-T or PM is the right fit for the job

About the Presenter

Derek is an active member of Product Calgary. He has close to 20 years of experience in the software industry doing almost every job from software development, to QA, to Project Management and now Product Management. His experience covers Startup to Enterprise.  He is currently working at Amazon in the Global Engineering and Security Services team (GESS). He has a BSC in Computer Science from the University of Saskatchewan, a Masters from Georgia Tech, and a MBA from the University of Fredericton.

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