Oct 05, 2022 // 7:00pm - 9:00pm MDT

Product Manager & Product Owner: Who am I and what do I do?

Join Renee Matsalla and Christa Hill as they explore the different Product roles and provide tactics to reduce confusion while increasing collaboration.

Product Manager (PdM) & Product Owner (PO).  Who am I and what do I do?

Product Calgary is excited to host Renee Matsalla and Christa Hill, the co-founders of Tacit Edge and the creators of the Applied Product Management Bootcamp at Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) at our inaugural meetup on October 5, 2022! We will be hosted and co-sponsored by Neo Financial. This event is co-sponsored by Alberta Innovates.

There is no one size fits all for Product Development. The size of an organization, its structure, culture, and focus areas impact the types of roles needed to build amazing products. But the goal is always the same: to build products our users love and work for the business.

Join us for an inspiring discussion about the differences and similarities between product managers and product owners, unpack the confusion around these roles, plus intersection roles such as project managers and Scrum Masters! Let’s dive into the confusion around these roles and align on how we all work together to drive value.

You'll learn:

* The unique origins and intent of various roles in agile, scrum and waterfall.
* Why these roles exist, and how the agile maturity and environment of your organization can inspire a special need for clarity.
* Tactics on how to reduce confusion and increase collaboration between us all.

Join us for a thoughtful and animated discussion as we kick-off the 2022-2023 season on Wednesday October 5th.

About the Speakers

Renee Matsalla

Renee is a Product and Executive Coach at Product Leadership where she helps people reach their potential as product leaders. Before this, she was a product leader at Benevity, where she specialized in visioning and launching Benevity’s most innovative products. Renee’s product leadership was instrumental in Benevity’s unicorn $1.1B valuation. Renee has also worked in Berlin and San Francisco where she led the launches of mobile monetization products used by Facebook, Google, and the world’s largest mobile game developers. She now coaches Product Managers to become product leaders in the growing Alberta tech ecosystem.

Christa Hill

Christa is a Co-founder of Tacit Edge Product Leadership where she uses her industry expertise to fuel our economy with empowered, innovative, and diverse product leaders that embody the entrepreneurial spirit. Before this she was a Vice President of Product Management Private Markets SaaS products for Morgan Stanley at Work. Here she used her extensive API experience to create the first-ever public-facing API that scales the administration of a corporation’s lifecycle from private ownership to IPO. Christa started in Product at Getty Images, and then lead product teams Benevity, helping them to scale globally.  Christa is known for coaching early and established product managers, helping them deepen their expertise and thrive in their careers.

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