December Monthly Lunch

12/08/2011 10:07:00 AM by Travis Jensen |

The Utah Product Management Association (UPMA) Roundtable Luncheon is Thursday, December 15th, starting at 11:30AM. This is an opportunity for us to get to know each other, ask questions, and give input to the future of UPMA. It is also an opportunity to commiserate with other product managers.

This month's topic:

Competitive Analysis: How do you find out what the Joneses are doing and how does that impact your product? What has worked for you? What hasn't worked for you?

We will be meeting at China House at 177 West 12300 South, Draper, UT (facing West on 123rd South just off of I-15 toward South Jordan).

As always, there is no such thing as a free lunch, so make sure to bring your wallet.

UtahPMA meets every month for lunch (usually) on the second Thursday. Mark it on your schedule!

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PCamp Utah is Tomorrow!

9/09/2011 09:38:00 AM by Travis Jensen |

Just a quick reminder: PCamp Utah is tomorrow! If you have not signed up yet, it is not too late. There is still space available (really, we won't turn anybody away!). Voting on sessions is also still underway, so if you want to get a feel for the types of presentations that will be given, visit the session list. If there is a topic you want to learn about that isn't represented, sign up to lead a roundtable breakout. You spend a few minutes setting up the scenario, split into smaller groups, and let the rest of the attendees come up with "the answer". A great way to solve that vexing problem you've been struggling with. See you tomorrow!
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Job Posting - Allegiance

8/11/2011 09:17:00 PM by Travis Jensen |

Product Manager

Company: Allegiance

Location: South Jordan, UT

Contact: jobs@allegiance.com

URL: http://www.allegiance.com/company/careers.php#pm

Product Manager

Love to build great software solutions? Love a customer driven work environment? Enjoy pushing the frontier with web technology and analytics? How about building software that truly empowers its clients to grow and capitalize on the voice of their customer?

Allegiance has a Product Manager position available. We're looking for a "techie" product manager with a track record of guiding engineering teams to successfully design and deploy scalable enterprise web applications that involve reporting and data visualization.
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Networking Lunch - The PCamp Edition - Aug 11

8/09/2011 09:45:00 AM by Travis Jensen |

The Utah Product Management Association (UPMA) Roundtable Luncheon is Thursday, August 11th, starting at 11:30AM. This is an opportunity for us to get to know each other, ask questions, and give input to the future of UPMA. It is also an opportunity to commiserate with other product managers.

This month's topic:

ProductCamp Utah: What is it? Why should you come? Why should you present? Why should you help organize it? Come find out all thing ProductCamp!

We will be meeting at China House at 177 West 12300 South, Draper, UT (facing West on 123rd South just off of I-15 toward South Jordan).

As always, there is no such thing as a free lunch, so make sure to bring your wallet.

UtahPMA meets every month for lunch on the second Thursday. Mark it on your schedule!

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ProductCamp Utah: Registration Open!

7/18/2011 09:27:00 PM by Travis Jensen |

September 10th, 2011!

Register for ProductCamp Utah Here!

Have you ever attended an industry conference or company event and felt like you could have done it much better? Do you feel industry conferences have become too "sterile" or dominated by big vendors? Would you like an opportunity to learn from the many knowledgable product manager and marketers we have in the area? Do you want to share what you are doing right and find out what you are doing wrong?

ProductCamps were designed to solve this problem. ProductCamp is a user-driven, collaborative unconference for Product Managers and Marketers. Having occurred in locations like Silicon Valley, Cambridge, Austin, Atlanta, and Toronto, ProductCamp has come to Utah!

Best of all, ProductCamp Utah does not cost anything to attend and to become a better product manager. However, while it doesn't cost, attendance is not "free". There are no passive attendees. Instead, everyone is referred to as a participant and can help contribute in some way, whether that is volunteering to set up or presenting on a topic you care deeply about or just attending with an attitude of sharing.

Information about ProductCamp Utah is at PCampUtah.org. You can also find out more general information about ProductCamps at productcamp.org, but the best way to really learn about ProductCamp is to experience ProductCamp.

Register for ProductCamp Utah on September 10th, 2011, here!

For specific questions, to volunteer to help, or for sponsorship opportunities, contact pcamputah@gmail.com.
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PCamp Utah Coming in September!

7/08/2011 03:39:00 PM by Travis Jensen |

The UtahPMA is in the middle of planning Product Camp Utah. Product Camps have sprung up around the nation as an opportunity for product development professionals to meet and interact with other product development professionals and, most importantly, to learn from them. We aren't quite ready to announce all the details, but while we tidy up some details, make sure to save the date:

September 10th, 2011

We will announce more details shortly, including a call for presenters, but in the meantime, you can learn more about PCamps at http://productcamp.org/. Presenters come from our local product management community (e.g. You), so think of experiences that you have had that you can share with others.
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Networking Lunch - 7/14

7/08/2011 03:32:00 PM by Travis Jensen |

The Utah Product Management Association (UPMA) Roundtable Luncheon is Thursday, July 14th, starting at 11:30AM. This is an opportunity for us to get to know each other, ask questions, and give input to the future of UPMA. It is also an opportunity to commiserate with other product managers.

This month's topic:

Saying No: Being a great product manager means saying "No". How do you say it and still maintain relationships?

We will be meeting at China House at 177 West 12300 South, Draper, UT (facing West on 123rd South just off of I-15 toward South Jordan).

As always, there is no such thing as a free lunch, so make sure to bring your wallet.

UtahPMA meets every month for lunch on the second Thursday. Mark it on your schedule!

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Networking Lunch - June 9

6/06/2011 10:35:00 PM by Travis Jensen |

The Utah Product Management Association (UPMA) Roundtable Luncheon is Thursday, June 9th, starting at 11:30AM. This is an opportunity for us to get to know each other, ask questions, and give input to the future of UPMA. It is also an opportunity to commiserate with other product managers.

This month's topic:

Build Versus Buy: Evaluating whether to build a ness feature, component, etc. or to license it from somebody else.

We will be meeting at China House at 177 West 12300 South, Draper, UT (facing West on 123rd South just off of I-15 toward South Jordan).

As always, there is no such thing as a free lunch, so make sure to bring your wallet.

UtahPMA meets every month for lunch on the second Thursday. Mark it on your schedule!

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ProductCamp Utah Survey

5/16/2011 08:20:00 PM by Travis Jensen |

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Quarterly Meeting on May 12th with Dr. Gary K. Rhoads

4/05/2011 11:02:00 AM by Travis Jensen |

Set aside May 12th from 6-8pm for the next UtahPMA quarterly meeting. We will be honored to have Dr. Gary K. Rhoads share with us how successful entrepreneurs market their business with ideas from his 2009 book "Boom Start: Super Laws of Successful Entrepreneurs." He will teach us his model for how entrepreneurs should to rate their new business idea, and how to make those ideas a booming success.

Dr. Rhoads holds a PhD in Marketing from Texas Tech University and is currently the Stephen Mack Covey Professor of Marketing and Associate Director of the Center of Entrepreneurship & Technology at Brigham Young University. He presently works with start-up companies on crafting marketing strategies that accelerate company growth. Professor Rhoads was the founding partner of Direct1.com (sold to Computer Science Corp in 1999), Co-founder of Zachary Douglass, as well as Co-founder and past Chairman of the Board of Allegiance. Currently, Rhoads serves on the board of advisors for the Center of Economic Development and Opportunity to help start-up firms successfully launch in Utah. In addition to Boom Start, Rhoads is the co-author of Becoming a Plus-One Leader that highlights the best leadership and marketing practices of successful entrepreneurs.

We encourage you to invite any other product managers, product marketing managers, or anybody else who might be interested that you know. The more we connect, the more value the group will have for everybody.

Argosy University
Rooms 328/329
121 Election Road
Draper, UT 84020
(Open Map in a New Window)

(Note on the address: Google maps doesn't point to the right location. Argosy University is in the building facing west closest to I-15 on the south side of Election Road. See the map embedded below.)



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Roundtable Lunch, April 14th

4/05/2011 10:50:00 AM by Travis Jensen |

The Utah Product Management Association (UPMA) Roundtable Luncheon is Thursday, April 14th, starting at 11:30AM. This is an opportunity for us to get to know each other, ask questions, and give input to the future of UPMA. It is also an opportunity to commiserate with other product managers.

This month's topic:

ProductCamp Utah

If you are not familiar with a product camp, here is an example.

We will be meeting at China House at 177 West 12300 South, Draper, UT (facing West on 123rd South just off of I-15 toward South Jordan).

As always, there is no such thing as a free lunch, so make sure to bring your wallet.

UtahPMA meets every month for lunch on the second Thursday. Mark it on your schedule!

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Roundtable Lunch - March 17th

3/09/2011 12:43:00 PM by Travis Jensen |

Due to a scheduling mishap, please note the change in date for March only: Thursday, March 17th. In April, we will be back to the second Thursday.

The Utah Product Management Association (UPMA) Rountable Luncheon is Thursday, March 17th, starting at 11:30AM. This is an opportunity for us to get to know each other, ask questions, and give input to the future of UPMA. It is also an opportunity to commiserate with other product managers.

This month's topic:

When and How to Sunset a Product

We will be meeting at China House at 177 West 12300 South, Draper, UT (facing West on 123rd South just off of I-15 toward South Jordan).

As always, there is no such thing as a free lunch, so make sure to bring your wallet.

UtahPMA meets every month for lunch on the second Thursday (except this month...). Mark it on your schedule!

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Quarterly Meeting - February 17th

2/04/2011 08:11:00 AM by Travis Jensen |

February 17th from 6-8:30pm is the quarterly Utah Product Management Association meeting. We will be hearing from Duane Newman, the CEO of Decisions. Product managers are often referred to as the CEO of their product; after nearly 10 years of product management experience at Altiris and Symantec, Duane became the CEO of Decisions. Come hear his perspective on what that transition is like and just how true that statement is.

We encourage you to invite any other product managers, product marketing managers, or anybody else who might be interested that you know. The more we connect, the more value the group will have for everybody.

Argosy University (same as the last few meetings)
Rooms 328/329
121 Election Road
Draper, UT 84020
(Open Map in a New Window)

(Note on the address: Google maps doesn't point to the right location. Argosy University is in the building facing west closest to I-15 on the south side of Election Road. See the map embedded below.)


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Roundtable Lunch - February 10th

2/04/2011 08:06:00 AM by Travis Jensen |

The Utah Product Management Association (UPMA) Rountable Luncheon is this Thursday, February 10th, starting at 11:30AM. This is an opportunity for us to get to know each other, ask questions, and give input to the future of UPMA. It is also an opportunity to commiserate with other product managers.

This month's topic:

Developing and Using User Personas

We will be meeting at China House at 177 West 12300 South, Draper, UT (facing West on 123rd South just off of I-15 toward South Jordan).

As always, there is no such thing as a free lunch, so make sure to bring your wallet.

UtahPMA meets every month for lunch on the second Tuesday. Mark it on your schedule!

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Roundtable Lunch - January 13

1/10/2011 07:31:00 PM by Travis Jensen |

The Utah Product Management Association (UPMA) Rountable Luncheon is this Thursday, January 13th, starting at 11:30AM. This is an opportunity for us to get to know each other, ask questions, and give input to the future of UPMA. It is also an opportunity to commiserate with other product managers.

This month's topic:

Social Networking in Product Management

We will be meeting at China House at 177 West 12300 South, Draper, UT (facing West on 123rd South just off of I-15 toward South Jordan).

UtahPMA meets every month for lunch on the second Tuesday. Mark us on your schedule!

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