Product & Organization Talks & Workshops

As a seasoned public speaker and product expert, Deepa Subramaniam can inspire, teach and level-up product teams through focused talks and workshops.

Product Talks

Making Data-driven Product Decisions

Data-driven product design is a necessity in this world. But how do you do it in an informed way and balance it with qualitative research? Deepa will share real-world, detailed approaches to making informed, data-driven product design decisions from her time at Adobe, charity: water, Hillary for America and Kickstarter.

Length: 1 Hour (+time for Q&A)

Building Innovative Digital Products

Join Deepa as she shares lessons learned building innovative digital products on Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. The Hillary for America Tech team released 50+ products in 579 days, which roughly translates to a new product or service going to production every 11 days. She will share valuable insights around team-building, collaboration and innovation-under-pressure that allowed for this kind of exponential velocity. Regardless of your political beliefs, Deepa will share product best practices usable in any startup environment.

Length: 1 Hour (+time for Q&A)

Leveling up collaboration between Product Managers & Product Designers

Great collaboration between a product manager and a product designer can result in magic, and is key for sustainable product innovation and execution. Join Deepa as she shares tips and tricks for fostering great partnership between Product Managers and Product Designers on a wide-range of product teams, including how to collaborate and execute together on customer research and data-driven design testing.

Length: 1 Hour (+time for Q&A)

Revitalizing a Cross-Functional Product Organization

The product and engineering teams at every company size have the same goals: positive team health, high-velocity shipping, and strategic execution. Yet we often get in our own way—from ill-defined roles and responsibilities to toxic communication patterns, to well-meaning but under-equipped managers.

Lara Hogan and Deepa Subramaniam will candidly share the approaches they took to revitalizing a cross-functional product organization in 9 months. As two VP’s who faced these specific challenges and more, Lara and Deepa will cover evidence-based tactics to ensure communication flows better, inter and intra-team dynamics improve and your organization ships more (and better!) software.

Length: 1 Hour (+time for Q&A)

Workshops

Note: All workshops can be modified to 1 hour lecture-style talks or turned into a full day (8 hour) product management workshop.

Product Management Fundamentals

In this interactive workshop, we will cover what it means to be a product manager, qualities of good and poor-performing product managers, and define the individual and shared responsibilities of product managers in your company's ecosystem.

Length: 1.5 hours (includes in-session worksheets and homework)

Product Development Workflow

From research/discovery all the way to shipping and iterating on shipped projects, in this interactive workshop we will cover the documents, meetings and milestones necessary to guide aligned and transparent product development.

Length: 1.5 hours (includes in-session worksheets and homework)

Stakeholder Management and Communication

In this interactive workshop, we will share the best practices around communicating and managing stakeholders to ensure alignment and high-impact product work, including how to create and maintain the necessary communication “sightlines” to ensure all levels of the organization have the information they need.

Length: 1.5 hours (includes in-session worksheets and homework)

Strategic Decision-making and Roadmap Management

A deeper interactive workshop on how product strategy is set, how impact is evaluated, how roadmaps are synthesized and what all of this means for an individual Product Manager owning one sliver of a broader product portfolio.

Length: 1.5 hours (includes in-session worksheets and homework)

User Research Fundamentals

Framing the problem you’re aiming to solve requires knowing what to ask and how to validate your assumptions. In this interactive workshop, we will review user research fundamentals including what level of research is needed for which types of problems, common user research tools to use, and tactics around disseminating findings to teams in the most digestible manner.

Length: 1.5 hours (includes in-session worksheets and homework)

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