Roundtable discussion: Do we need Product Managers?
Amit Paunikar will host a roundtable discussion around the need for Product Managers in technology companies. The goal is to discuss how most agile teams work and if Product Managers can meaningfully contribute to create a product that solves real customer problems and meet the business needs of the organization.
How do roundtable discussions work?
- Every roundtable discussion includes 5 active participants and a moderator to run the discussion.
- Each participant will prepare a question about the chosen topic to discuss. Please come prepared with a question and be prepared to discuss the questions other participants ask.
- The roundtable discussion lasts a total of 40 minutes, including:
o 5 MINUTES: A quick introduction from each participant about who you are and what you do.
o 35 MINUTES: Interactive discussions about each question (7 minutes per question).
- Other conference attendees are welcome to quietly watch the roundtable discussion. There will always be about 15 chairs set up for an audience. We’ll also be live streaming the discussion for attendees who can’t attend in person
Don't worry if you run out of time! Feel free to continue talking with other participants after the official roundtable discussion ends.
Director of Product Management @ Outreach
Amit is a seasoned product leader with over 20 years of experience delivering innovative and highly scalable products. He is passionate about all aspects of product management, design and product development. He is currently working as Director of Product Management at Outreach. Previously, he was the GPM for Microsoft Teams in Prague, where his team was responsible for providing the best in-meeting experiences to customers. Prior to Prague, Amit spent 15 years in Silicon Valley working for big and small companies including Google and Yahoo! and has launched products that reach millions of users and generate hundreds of millions of dollars a year.