May 4, 2017: Best Practices for Product Roadmaps with Jeff Lash

The May 2017 meeting of the St. Louis Product Management Group: Best Practices for Product Roadmaps with Jeff Lash

Meeting Information

Meetings are open to everyone — there is no charge to attend. This meeting will be held at The Venture Cafe Gathering at CIC from 7-7:45pm — see directions and details below.

About the meeting: This was the top vote-getting session at ProductCamp St. Louis 2017 and was presented to a standing-room (and sitting-on-the-floor) only crowd — so we thought we’d bring it back in May for those who missed it at ProductCamp.

Roadmaps are key deliverables for product managers. They are used to lay out the future plans for a product and to communicate that plan to internal and external audiences. Unfortunately, many product managers struggle with roadmaps because they don’t understand the various ways roadmaps can be used. Without an effective roadmap, a great product strategy will not be supported internally by other functions or understood by external parties. No matter how great a product plan is, it will not succeed if it isn’t properly articulated, documented and communicated.

In this presentation, we’ll provide best practices for product managers for product managers to follow for creating and communicating product roadmaps.

About the Presenter: Jeff Lash is VP and Group Director, Go-to-Market at SiriusDecisions, where he advises B2B product management and product marketing teams on how to implement best practices and improve efficiency and effectiveness. He has 15+ years experience in product management, product marketing, user experience and product development. Jeff also writes the popular How To Be a Good Product Manager blog and is on Twitter as @jefflash.

About the event
This meeting is part of the weekly Venture Café Gathering at CIC. Every Thursday from 3:00 – 8:00pm, The Venture Café welcomes the innovation community to “a weekly gathering of innovators and startups. A place for serendipitous collisions to occur. Each week there are roundtable discussions, information tables, office hours with thought leaders, and guest speakers relevant to the ecosystem.”

The St. Louis Product Management Group meeting will be held in the Havana Room (2nd floor) from 7-7:45pm. You are encouraged to arrive early to participate in other related events, along with networking and refreshments. Check the Venture Café calendar to see what other events are going on before our meeting.

The Venture Cafe at CIC
4240 Duncan Avenue 2nd Floor
St. Louis, MO 63110

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Parking is available in the CIC parking lot, on the street (Duncan Ave), or in the lot on the north side of Duncan Ave across from CIC. The main entrance is closest to the corner of Duncan and Boyle.