On September 16, 2010, I will officially assume responsibility for leading the Product Management Consortium as Facilitator.
Many of you don’t know what the PMC Facilitator does, and it won’t be especially interesting to hear my thoughts about what the role means to me or how I hope to serve the community. Many of you go to the PMC to network and learn best practices, and you don’t much care how it’s run.
That’s totally reasonable, but I want you to care.
When I looked at what the PMC does and where it comes from, I was able to articulate that the PMC is a place for ‘product people’ to connect, share, participate, and learn with and from each other. Online, the PMC is a global community, though most of the day-to-day life of the PMC is an offline community centered in the greater Seattle area in the Pacific Northwest.
That’s pretty straightforward, intentionally. I want to cultivate a community that is actively engaged in a conversation. I want PMC events and content to be relevant, dynamic, and fun.
Over the next few years, I hope you feel like you’re getting more and more value from your participation in the PMC. This is your community, and I am the facilitator.
If I’m frank, and that tends to be my style, the PMC Advisory Board has a lot of work to do to deliver on our promise to be a vibrant community for you.
The PMC is in a revitalization phase right now. That’s exciting.
We’ll be experimenting with event formats, speakers, content, tools, and networks. For maybe the first time in the history of the PMC, we will be treating the Product Management Consortium like a product, and we want that product to lead the industry in share.
Okay, I’ve told you who, what, why, where, and when. Let me touch on how.
I intend to lead inclusively. I want to empower our community to be great. That means role-modeling values of integrity, strength, quality, and clarity.
Please, let me know how I’m doing. Send me your candid feedback so I can grow and PMC can continually improve.
What’s the first thing you would change?