Behind Every Great Product is a Product Manager: The HIVE Think Tank

Behind Every Great Product is a Product Manager: The HIVE Think Tank
Product Managers are now as in-demand in the tech sector as software engineers once were, and they now command among the highest salaries in U.S. technology companies. These specialists who shepherd new products and releases to market are often called the CEOs of products and services. But finding good PMs – those with excellent technical chops, interpersonal skills and business acumen – can be beyond challenging. And according to Burning Glass Technologies, more than 250,000 positions were open in the last year for hybrid jobs – occupations requiring a combination of programming skills and skills commonly found in design, data analysis, and marketing. Two Deans from Carnegie Mellon Univeristy — Bob Dammon, dean of the Tepper School of Business and Andrew Moore, dean of the School of Computer Science, will be at THE HIVE for a Think Tank event on Thursday, July 6, starting at 6pm to discuss the power of these two schools coming together to collaboratively educate a new breed of Product Managers. A new 12-month master’s degree program at Carnegie Mellon University – a Master of Science in Product Management (MSPM) – aims to help fill the need for product managers by teaching computer scientists and engineers how to become expert product managers. Launching in January 2018 at CMU’s Pittsburgh campus, the 12-month master’s program will provide both the technical skills and business acumen students need to be successful in this high-demand area, including a required internship and capstone project to inject the practical skills needed. Hiring qualified product managers is extremely important to a business as they help drive all aspects of a product, from development, to quality assurance and testing, to training, pricing, sales and more. Finding experienced product managers is hard, and training from within an organization can be even more difficult. CMU’s MSPM program will help technical professionals leap from technologist to strategic product manager, and give them the skills they need to get a product from concept to customer. Robert M.  Dammon, Dean, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon  Andrew Moore, Dean, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon Agenda:   6:00 – 6:30 Registration and Networking 6:30 – 6:45 Introduction by The Hive 6:45 – 7:45 Talk 7:30 – 8:15 Q&A Registration:  RSVPs ARE NOT COMPLETE UNTIL YOU COMPLETE THE REGISTRATION AT THE LINK: Nametags will be printed in accordance with the google form you fill out 🙂 ! Thanks!!

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