Product Ownership for Project Managers (In Person)

Ways of Working
Registration for in-person attendance is now closed; registration for virtual attendance is open until 5pm on May 10.
As Project Managers, we often find ourselves picking up new roles and having to understand new concepts. For PMs taking on a Product Owner or Product Manager role, this can be a challenge.
Many of our PM skills are highly transferable to a Product Role, but in some cases we have unlearn elements that made us successful PMs to thrive as Product Owners.
Agenda / Learning Objectives
  • Defining Product Owner and Product Manager roles
  • The difference between Products and Projects
  • A SWOT Analysis of PMs as Product Owners
  • What should we keep doing as PMs in a PO role?
  • What should we start doing differently?
We'll also provide some resources for those who want to up their PO abilities.


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Registration for in-person attendance closes on May 8 at 5pm.

Presenter Info:
Mathew McConnellCBAP, PMP, CSM, CSPO, SA, SPCMathew McConnell is a Consultant for Fusion Technology, LLC and the President of International Institute of Business Analysis, Pittsburgh Chapter.
Matt has spent 15 years helping teams deliver a range of technical public and private sector programs in supply chain, cybersecurity, retail, and ecommerce. Originally trained as a Business Analyst, Matt has applied the lessons of communicating software requirements to the broader problem of achieving business-IT clarity: sometimes as a Product Owner, sometimes as a Scrum Master, sometimes as a BA, sometimes as a PM, but always with an agile mentality.
Matt started off with a bachelor's in foreign language but found along the way that coaching business and IT to become cross-fluent with each other was far more fulfilling. Since that realization, he's earned an MS in Technical Management from the Whiting School of Engineering at Johns Hopkins and maintains several certifications in business analysis, project management, and agile. In addition to the Pittsburgh IIBA, Matt is a member of both Pittsburgh and WV Ohio Valley PMI Chapters. He is also a frequent collaborator with the PittAgile group.

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Type of category: Chapter Meeting Presentations

Type of activity: Ways of Working

Date: May 11th, 2023

Hour: 5:30PM to 8:00PM

Number of PDUs: 1


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