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Managing Upward

Beschreibung

You’re already a product manager… you can define a roadmap and groom a backlog, among many other things. But did you know that to be truly effective, you also need to manage your manager? And your manager’s manager? And eventually the CEO and other executives?

Managing upwards is one of the critical “soft skills” that all product managers need to be successful in their role and in their career. Your ability to work with and for your manager affects your workload, your career opportunities, and your job satisfaction, among many other external impacts.

In this workshop, we’ll take a design thinking approach to people management. What is your job? What is your manager’s job? And what is your company’s goal? Given those inputs, we’ll talk about how you can best “manage upwards” and help everyone succeed. Learn the basics of reporting upwards, how to disagree and give feedback to your manager, and how to handle difficult meetings with executives and other important stakeholders.

Ziel

In this workshop, we’ll take a design thinking approach to people management. What is your job? What is your manager’s job? And what is your company’s goal? Given those inputs, we’ll talk about how you can best “manage upwards” and help everyone succeed. Learn the basics of reporting upwards, how to disagree and give feedback to your manager, and how to handle difficult meetings with executives and other important stakeholders.

Inhalt

What we will achieve

  • Take a different perspective on your job, your manager’s job, and your company’s goals. Use that perspective to have impact on your role, your team, and your company.
  • Learn some concrete communication tactics for keeping your manager’s blood pressure down.
  • Learn how to help your manager achieve their goals, and how to help them become a better manager themselves.
  • Learn how to handle meetings and requests from executives and other stakeholders.
  • Learn how to work within your manager’s authority to get what you want in your job and in your career (e.g., work opportunities, raises, promotions).

 

Hands-on exercises

  • What is my job? What is my manager’s job? What is my company’s job? Are they in alignment? How can I get them better aligned?
  • How do I communicate with my manager today? How can I optimize it even more?
  • Am I viewed as an owner by my manager and within my team or company? If so, how do I demonstrate that? If not, how can I start?
  • What is something important that you’re uncomfortable discussing with your manager? How can you approach that discussion with fairness and confidence?

Zielgruppe

This workshop is for all product managers and product owners who want to improve their working relationship with their manager, and/or are struggling in executive and stakeholder meetings. Even if you have a great relationship with your manager, and glide effortlessly through high-pressure meetings, you will learn a few tactics for streamlining your work, and benefit from thinking more deeply about your role in the workplace.

The workshop will be especially helpful for people early in their career, or who haven’t previously thought about managing upwards. However, the content is applicable to anyone who has a manager; even people who are already managers!

Kursart

Online-Workshop

Bemerkung

Language
English

Class Trainer

Andrew Martinez-Fonts
Product Leader (ex-Yelp, ex-ebay) (Hamburg)

Andrew is a veteran product manager and product leader with experience at Bay Area companies like Yelp, eBay, Prosper, and Silver Spring Networks. He has a degree in Product Design from Stanford University, and spent the first five years of his career as a digital product designer at various agencies. In 2016, Andrew moved from San Francisco to Hamburg to lead a team of product managers and designers in Yelp’s Hamburg office. As of January 2020 he is on sabbatical, and is looking forward to some travel and time with family.

 

Weitere Informationen

Datum 22.01.21
Zeit 13:00 - 17:00
Kursort
E-Learning
Lektionen 1x300 min
Teilnehmer min Tn.: 4 / max Tn.: 15
Kursanbieter Product Academy
Preis CHF 390.-
 
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