Who are we?

An exciting new Club has been formed in Columbus called the “Cbus Product Club.” The club is a free social networking event connecting Start-ups, Product Managers and Entrepreneurs in Central Ohio. The club’s goal is to provide a forum for learning and networking (usually over drinks). The educational aspect will cover current developments in Product, inviting local Entrepreneurs and Product Managers/Owners to share their insight during events. The club will also serve as a platform for discussions on all major drivers of the product management discipline such as new technologies, methodologies, best practices, and emerging models for product development.

This Month’s Event:

It’s Product, NOT Project: Dispelling the Fixed Mindset

You’ve heard it before: 

“This “project” needs to be done by…” 

“We sold it already, so we need to do X…”

In our roles as PdM’s or Product Owner’s, one of the biggest hurdles in working with business stakeholders is counteracting the project mindset.  The thought process that once you finish this “project” this “quarter” or in “X” time frame, your product is done.  But Product lives and breathes, and you’re the one tasked with keeping it alive.  In this month’s Columbus PdM Meetup we will discuss:

·  Dispelling the Project Mindset

·  What a PdM or PO Communicates: Product Lives and Breathes

·  Strategies & Tools to Get Stakeholders to think Product vs. Project

Tammy Smith is a Principal Consultant for Cardinal Solutions Group, and currently in a Technical Product Manager client role.  She is passionate about creating meaningful digital product solutions for clients and loves the challenge of solving customer problems.  Outside of work, you can find her planning her next travel adventure, or deep in a book or conversation.


    6:00-6:30 Food and Networking 

    6:30-7:30 Presentation Discussion 

    7:30-? – Networking