Key Traits of Innovative Product Managers


Apr 17, 2014
06:15 PM


Effective product management is more than just visiting customers and writing requirements. Innovative product managers possess certain traits that allow them to excel in their roles. While it may seem that some people are just born with these abilities, most have them in some degree and just need to learn how to use them effectively. This session will cover important traits that innovative product managers possess that help them to be successful including specific suggestions on how to emphasize your natural traits, while addressing those that do not come as naturally.


  • Understanding of the key traits of innovative product managers

  • Identification of traits that are often neglected

  • Specific steps to take to analyze traits, improve on weaknesses and grow strengths 

Timeline for the evening:

6:15: Registration opens

6:30-7:15: Informal & structured networking (light refreshments are served)

7:20-7:30: Announcements

7:30-8:30: Presentation

8:30-9: Wrap-up, networking follow-up and depart


Premium Members: Free if you pre-register online at least one day prior to event or $10 at the door 
Basic Members: $25 if you pre-register and pay online at least one day prior to event or $35 at the door
Non-Members: $35 if you pre-register and pay online at least one day prior to event or $45 at the door  

About the Speaker:

Jeff Lash is a research director with SiriusDecisions, where he conducts research and helps advise b-to-b organizations on how to improve product management effectiveness. Prior to joining SiriusDecisions, Jeff was vice president, product portfolio management for a division of Reed Elsevier, a leading global provider of professional information solutions. There, he developed and implemented product portfolio management practices, managed the new product approval process, and was responsible for training, coaching and mentoring a diverse product management team.

Jeff received his MBA from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and a BS from Washington University in St. Louis. He currently lives in St. Louis and is the author of the popular How To Be a Good Product Manager blog (      
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Premium Members: Free if you pre-register online at least one day prior to event


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1601 Trapelo Rd.
Waltham, MA

Additional Information


Boston Product Management Association

Contact name

Peter Keiver

Contact email

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