Lessons from an ex-Project Manager turned Product Manager: Why balancing strategy and execution is difficult
As an ex-Project Manager turned Product Manager, I’ll share my lessons learned about the difference between strategy and execution during my transition between roles, and how to survive as a Product Manager who had to balance strategy alongside being heavily involved in delivery.This session will focus on lessons learned on how to:
- Put strategy first
- Become proactive rather than reactive in delivery
- Manage expectations
- Be aware of where company culture fits in
Emma Sephton is Account Manager at ProdPad and loves talking with different organisations about their approach to Product Management. As a Project Manager turned Product Manager, she understands where the two disciplines can be complementary to each other and where they work best separate. Emma is also Founder and Co-organiser of ProductTank Oxford, a meetup group for all things product.