PMDA-MN: Give a S#!t! - Leading Product Teams with Accountability, Influence and Care
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When: Wednesday, April 18, 2018
5:00 PM to 7:30 PM (CDT)
Where: Padilla
1101 West River Parkway
Suite 400
Minneapolis, Minnesota  55415

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  • 5:00 – 6:00      Networking
  • 6:00 – 7:00      Presentation by Kurt Schmidt
  • 7:00 – 7:30      Networking 

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Session Description: 

"If nothing changes, nothing changes," says author and educator Courtney C. Stevens. If you're looking for improved team effectiveness in both product development and product management, it's time to start with changing conditioned models of managing and leading that are outdated and, quite frankly, ineffective.

Please join the PDMA on April 18, 2018 at Padilla when Kurt Schmidt, President of Foundry, will invite us to reconsider the way we've "always done" this management and leadership "thing". Building upon lessons he's learned throughout his career, he'll provoke us to both "Give a S#!t" and also help us:

Key Take Aways:

  1. Learn the difference between leading by example and leading by managing
  2. Understand the difference between being a micromanager and a manager
  3. Learn tactical ways to manage introverts and extroverts
  4. Discern the difference between real problems and venting and the spin

Session Leader: Kurt Schmidt, President, Foundry

Kurt Schmidt photoKurt was tapped by The Nerdery in 2010 to be the Director of Project Management and was responsible for the delivery of over $300 million in software development and design during his tenure there. In 2017, he launched The Schmidt List podcast, which is dedicated to inspiring leaders in design and development and is writing a book on strategic delivery. 

Currently, as the President of Foundry, a digital product design and development agency, Kurt is helping to build customer focused delivery processes and operations.

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