Design Thinking for Non-designer Product Managers #Meetup

This valentine’s day, we are doubling down on our love for products and productgeeks.

By bringing back the Product meetups and most importantly, with very focused actionable topics.

The meetups will happen every Friday at NextBigWhat office (HSR layout, Bangalore).

We are starting off with a topic which every founder/product leader grapples with.

Design Thinking.

Design thinking is hard, especially when you are a non-designer.

Worry not. We have you covered.

Introducing the first ProductGeeks meetup of 2020.

Meetup Topic

Design thinking for non-designer product managers

  • Date: Feb 21st (5:30 – 7:00 PM)
  • Where: NextBigWhat Office (HSR Layout, 27th main)
  • For: Aspiring and Current Product Managers, ProductGeeks and Founders.
  • Speaker: Kshitij Bharadwaj, Head of Product Consumer Platform @Gojek

Notes from Kshitij:

I am a designer turned Product Manager who has been fortunate to have worked with various successful and not so successful companies of varying sizes. I have been working for over 7.5 years and creating value for organizations like Gojek, Flipkart, Housing and many more. Being a designer by education, I got to apply design thinking to solve diverse user, engineering and business problems from day one of my career. In addition, I am a self learnt full-stack developer, and I love to tinker with open source libraries.
Currently, I am heading a platform group at Gojek which builds communication & identity management tools.

Registration Details

  • Rs. 300 (+tax) for early adopters
  • Rs. 500 (+tax) otherwise.

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Announcing NextBigWhat Meetup: How To Make ‘Listening To The User’ A Way Of Life

One of the most fundamental reasons as to the requirement of a Product Management function is helping build product that customers need. And to do that Product Managers themselves need to be attuned to making that happen by understanding users deeply.

Having an ear to the ground in a world of a crazy amount of datapoints is not easy, but it is possible. By listening to users perceptively, you can shape your product as a PM or even as a founder in the most meaningful way possible – building a symbiotic relationship between product and user.

To provide you with a detailed masterclass on this subject, we’ve invited Movin Jain, VP of Products @ Meesho, who will be presenting an interactive talk on this subject for practitioners and aspiring PMs alike.

Keep growing. Keep learning. Sign up for the meetup below.


Meetup Agenda

TimingTopicSpeaker
4:45 PMRegistration Begins
5:00 PMHow to make ‘listening to the user’ a way of lifeMovin Jain
5:45 PMAMA with the speakersMovin Jain & Ashish Sinha
6:30 PMCoffee & Tea

Limited seats available.


Date : Dec 6th
Timing: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Venue: NextBigWhat HQ, 677, 2nd Floor, 14th Cross, 1st Sector, HSR Layout
Pricing:
Confirmed Entry (& goodies): Rs. 350 + tax (early birds).
Who should attend? Current Product Managers, Aspiring Product Managers and Founders.

NextBigWhat Meetups are powered by Gojek. They are hiring great product leaders and engineers – do check out their current openings.


Meetup Speakers

Movin Jain, VP of Products @ Meesho

Movin Jain rediscovered his love for technology and data after having started his career as a Fixed Income trader after his MBA. Since then, he has adorned various hats at a handful of leading Indian startups, and also started a profitable company.

He currently leads Product for Search and Personalisation at Meesho, one of India’s fastest growing startups that aims to create 20 million home entrepreneurs by 2020, through social commerce. Movin has earlier worked at companies like InMobi and Ola.

Movin is passionate about solving tough and meaningful problems. When he’s not working, Movin likes to ruminate on Math puzzles, play the piano, and run half marathons.

Talk topic: How to make ‘listening to the user’ a way of life.

Meetup Host

Ashish Sinha

Ashish Sinha, Founder
NextBigWhat

Ashish Sinha is the founder of NextBigWhat and an instructor at NextBigWhat Academy’s Product Management Course. He has held a number of product roles in his previous avatar.


If you are venturing into product management function – go ahead and apply for the upcoming batch of NextBigWhat Academy’s Product Management Course.

Announcing NextBigWhat Meetup: Finding Your Career Path In Product Management

Ever since Product Management has gone from relative obscurity to greater spotlight over the past decade – owing to the rise of tech companies – there has been confusion about the typical Product Manager’s career path.

From experienced Product Managers to newbies alike, many people have no idea as to how to chart out a path for themselves and to have well-defined goals in mind.

To help you understand the orthodox Product Management career path and to ensure that your aspirations are in the right areas as new/intermediate Product Managers, our next meetup is a masterclass on the same.

Ujjwal Trivedi, Products @Moveinsync & Ashish Sinha, founder @NextBigWhat & ex-Product Manager @ Yahoo! will be sharing insights for practitioners and aspiring PMs alike.

Keep growing. Keep learning. Sign up for the meetup below.


Meetup Agenda

TimingTopicSpeaker
5:15 PMRegistration Begins
5:30 PMProduct Management Career PathUjjwal Trivedi
5:45 PMAMA with the speakersUjjwal & Ashish Sinha
6:45 PMCoffee & Tea

Date : Nov 22nd
Timing: 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Venue: NextBigWhat HQ, 677, 2nd Floor, 14th Cross, 1st Sector, HSR Layout
Pricing: This is a free event.
Who should attend? Current Product Managers, Aspiring Product Managers and Founders.


Limited seats available.


Meetup Speakers

Ujjwal Trivedi, Products @ Moveinsync

Ujjwal Trivedi heads Billing and Analytics products at MoveInSync, which is into simplifying office commute managing 3 Million Trips every month.

In previous avatars, he has been a VP of Products for a fintech startup called Artoo and has led the Product team at CouponDunia. He started his career as a Techie and has worked on many B2B and B2C applications in the last 15 years.

Talk topic: Finding your Product Management career path.

Ashish Sinha

Ashish Sinha, Founder
NextBigWhat

Ashish Sinha is the founder of NextBigWhat and an instructor at NextBigWhat Academy’s Product Management Course. He has held a number of product roles in his previous avatar.


If you are venturing into product management function – go ahead and apply for the upcoming batch of NextBigWhat Academy’s Product Management Course.

Announcing NextBigWhat Meetup: Essential Skills Of A Product Manager

The role of a Product Manager varies from company to company and industry to industry, however, the core skills remain the same across sectors. To help you identify those and to ensure that your focus is on the right areas as aspiring PMs, our next meetup is all about the essential skills that a Product Manager should have.

Ashish Sinha, founder at NextBigWhat will be joined by a special guest speaker who will be sharing insights for practitioners and aspiring PMs alike. This time we are delighted that Diwakar Kaushik, VP – Products at Go-Jek will be joining us.

Keep growing. Keep learning. Sign up for the meetup below.


Meetup Agenda

TimingTopicSpeaker
2:00 PMRegistration Begins
2:30 PMRoles of a Product ManagerAshish Sinha
3:00 PMEssential Skills Of A Product ManagerDiwakar Kaushik
4:00 PMAMA with the speakersYou.
4:20 PMNetworking & Coffee BreakAll of us. 🙂

Date : Oct 19th
Timing: 14:00 PM to 16:30 PM
Venue: Gojek Office, Diamond District, Bengaluru.
Pricing: This is a free event..
Who should attend? Aspiring Product Managers, Current Product Managers and Founders (who are hiring their first product manager).


Register


Meetup Speakers

Diwakar Kaushik, VP – Products @ Go-Jek

Diwakar is VP – Products at Go-Jek. He has been heading the product team responsible for creating and scaling GoJek’s payments product GoPay which is now the largest digital wallet in Indonesia and is still one of the fastest growing payments products in the world. Previously a 2x founder, he has worked with PepperTap, Snapdeal, Sapient and CGI. He tweets about product management, startups, teams etc @pentropy.

Talk topic: Essential Skills Of A Product Manager

Ashish Sinha

Ashish Sinha, Founder
NextBigWhat

Ashish Sinha is the founder of NextBigWhat and an instructor at NextBigWhat Academy’s Product Management Course.

Talk topic: Roles Of A Product Manager.


PS: The meetup is part of NextBigWhat’s Unboxing Product Management Series of events, webinars and activities.

If you are venturing into product management function – go ahead and apply for the upcoming batch of NextBigWhat Academy’s Product Management Course.

NextBigWhat Meetup: Roles of a Product Manager

What does a Product Manager do? What are the different roles of a product manager? How does it differs in Enterprise vs. Consumer industry? What about MNC vs the Indian arm? What should a product manager do in the first 30, 60 and 90 days ?

Meetup Agenda

The meetup starts at 10: 30AM.

TimingTopicSpeaker
10:00 AMRegistration Begins
10:30 AMRoles of a Product ManagerAshish Sinha
11:00 AMFirst 30, 60 and 90 days as a fresh new product managerSanchit Juneja
11:30 AMAMA: Ask Anything (to the panel)You 🙂
11:45 AMAMA: Networking & Coffee BreakAll of us 🙂

Date : Sep 14th
Timing: 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Venue: Gojek Office, Diamond District, Bangalore.
Pricing: This is a free event – free for ones who signup before Sep 9th.
Who should attend? Aspiring Product Managers, Current Product Managers and Founders (who are hiring their first product manager).


Register


Meetup Speakers

Sanchit Juneja, Group Product Manager (Gojek).

Sanchit jJuneja
Sanchit Juneja

Sanchit Juneja has done B.E. from NSIT, Delhi and MBA from ISB, Hyderabad. He has 10+ years of industry experience in tech and product roles across India, Africa, and South-east Asia with organizations such as National Instruments, Rocket Internet, AppsFlyer, and GoJek. Currently Group PM for Merchant Systems for Gojek.
Talk topic: The first 30,60 and 90 days of a product manager.

Ashish Sinha
Ashish Sinha

Ashish Sinha, NextBigWhat Academy.

Ashish Sinha is the founder of NextBigWhat and an instructor at NextBigWhat Academy’s Product Management Course.
Talk topic: Roles of a product manager (across different industries).

PS: The meetup is part of NextBigWhat’s Unboxing Product Management Series of events, webinars and activities.

If you are venturing into product management function – go ahead and apply for the upcoming batch of NextBigWhat Academy’s Product Management Course.