PM Insights - Foster City May 23: Smarter Product Roadmap in 1 hour or less!

PM Insights Foster City

Smarter Product Roadmap in 1 hour or less!


When:   Tue May 23 2017, 2017 6:00pm-8:00pm
Where:  Foster City Community Center - Sail Room, 1000 E. Hillsdale Boulevard, Foster City, CA 94404 - MAP
Last Date for On-line Registration is 5/18

How do you know your product is worth it? Would you be interested in learning how to massively increase the odds of building a better product?  Quickly, not wasting valuable FTE hours?  So you can have confidence in your roadmap?  Tip: Say :”Yes!”

The short version is it’s about rapidly estimating value and effort, while revealing exactly what those two terms actually imply.  Last time I ran this process live for a client, a one-hour session on value and a two-hour session on effort produced:-

  • An annual roadmap for a $5M program
  • All the core information necessary to inform rolling-wave planning through to completion
  • Greatly reduced time-to-value

The program and product manager told me that their old process that had previously taken all year and wasted at least 20% of their budget.  Ow!

They also declared that the new approach gave them:-

  • A high-confidence plan that delighted executives
  • An increase in the team’s knowledge of all the moving parts by a factor of ten
  • A reduction in internal friction and argument to almost nothing

All that with only three hours of program team meetings. Sound good to you? I can show you how to do this in one hour or less.  Then you can use it for the rest of your career.


  • You’ll have a technique you can use back at work when planning your portfolio, your program, your project, or at a pinch, your next sprint.

About the Instructor:

sp andrewwebsterAndrew Webster is a freelance Enterprise Transformation Coach and Trainer.  Recent clients include Nest, PayPal, & Visa. He’s CSM, CSPO,CSP, NLP Master Practitioner, Photo-reader, and Chief Cook and Bottle Washer at his own company, WCS.  With over two decades of an IT career in three countries and Alabama, he now pays it all forward.  A lapsed MCSD, he has a degree in English, History of Ideas, and Writing and Publishing that came after two previous careers in interior design and theatre production.  Occasionally blogging at WisdomAt.Work, Andrew is writing a novel to inspire the jaded corporate worker; after gathering a library of several thousand books, he figured it was time to produce one of his own.  Yep, he’s been around, and he’s a nerd.


Meeting Leader:  Oren Gotesman  

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PDU Info:     1.5 - Category A

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Program Agenda:

6:00 PM - Sign In and Networking

6:30-7:45 PM - Featured Speaker

7:45-8:00 PM: Q&A and Raffle

8:00 PM - Meeting Adjourn


Food: Complimentary snacks and non-alcoholic beverages


Online Registration

PMI Silicon Valley Members: $10

Non-Members: $20

Full-time Student: $5 (online only; contact Meeting Leader for the discount code. Please bring Student ID card to the event)


At-the-Door Registration

A limited number of registrations can be accepted at the door on a first-come, first-served basis. Once this limit has been reached, the event will be closed to additional attendees.

PMI Silicon Valley Members: $20

Non-Members: $30

(Only Check or Cash accepted; make checks payable to "PMI Silicon Valley")

Cancellation Policy

This event is a professional society meeting, held for the benefit of its members. The Plan Ahead registration fee paid is based on the registrant's ability to commit to attendance, ahead of time. The Plan Ahead registration fee will not be refunded for any reason, other than event cancellation, after normal business hours (5:00 PM, Pacific) on the registration deadline day. The PMI - Silicon Valley Chapter reserves the right to make last minute changes to program content and speakers, as circumstances dictate.

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