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ProductTank Portland February Meetup

Jama Software
135 SW Taylor St
Portland, OR 97204, US (map)



We'll have two 20-minute talks, each followed by 10 minutes of Q&A. We'll have plenty of time at the start and end of the meetup for tasty beverages and networking.

Don't tell me about your solutions, I only want to hear your problems. Sasha Friedman, Lead Product Manager, Metal Toad

A variety of techniques for getting people to open up and share what their problems actually are will be covered with examples from industry. The talk will focus on three user groups: board members, managers, and end product consumers.

Sasha Friedman has worked in Product Management in one aspect or another for his whole career, from alternative fuel distribution, to cleantech research, to hydropower technology development, to energy efficiency programming, to custom software development. On a personal level, Sasha is painfully Portland... he was scouted for the TV show Portlandia a number of years ago and they told him to "be himself and just keep doing that hipster bicycle thing" while they filmed.