It’s today! We are only a few hours away from first Product MeetUp Serbia, and everyone is getting excited.

While the Software outsourcing field gets richer in achievements with each passing day, own Product development is still almost virgin ground in Serbia.

We want to bring together Product Managers both from corporate and startup world and build a Product Management Community.

It’s going to be an event of networking and mingling with best product representatives from our country. We want to give you an overall idea of what we have planned and what you can and can not expect.

But first …

So,

Product management is, beyond everything else, management. And we’re not using that word in a negative context, i.e. supervising people, or processes. Product management, in essence, is about communication and moving the needle on your product in the cross-org environment. And the older you are, the better you tend to get in that dark skill that involves managing expectations, listening, and maintaining clarity.

Most great ideas are counter-intuitive by nature

The opening subject will be “MVP Misconceptions” followed by a little bit of everything.

Product MeetUp Serbia is organized with a great help of our partners, Startit center and KickAssGrowth, but we would like for this to be a Community effort – so any company or any individual that wants to join and share his/hers knowledge in the future is welcome.

Your host and speaker on this event will be Ivan Bjelajac. After being with the industry for sixteen years and being involved in multiple product launches and startup exits he thinks that the biggest issue startups face are the fact that most great ideas tend to be counterintuitive.

MVP Misconceptions

Minimum Viable Product is a tool/product you use in order to validate a risky assumption about your market, customers or product.

In essence, it is a product built with the purpose to maximize learning and minimize time to market.

This is why there are many misconceptions about MVP being an unpolished or unfinished or early stage product. It is not. It might not be related to your end-game product at all. Do you wanna hear more about those fallacies of composition? Come and join us with your thoughts on this. The goal is to reveal all of them. Or just two.

Let’s say that we believe:

Technical and Product debts are Necessary & Manageable

The MVP is not the early stage of a product. It is a “product” used to validate a risky assumption, not supposed to be scalable. But supposed to enable your quick go to market strategy in order to see if you are building the right product or not.

This is why when thinking about early stage products technical debt should be managed not avoided.

Companies like Google use the strangler pattern approach to manage technical debt and implement changes and optimize their software going forward.

“It’s our job to get users to a safe place”.

Did you know of Geek Pride Day? If there’s a day to feel proud to be a geek, this is it.

First Product Meetup Serbia is waiting for you

and 100 of geeks who had already confirmed their seats, so see you all @Startit for a night of MVP truths and celebrating #Geek Pride Day. Don’t forget to #ProductMeetUpSerbia on Twitter and share your photos and comments with us.

If you are unable to come let us know we can add you to our Community Slack channel productowning.slack.com just leave us a quick comment in the section below.

See you!

 

It’s time for First Product MeetUp Serbia

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