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Essential Tactics for Product Management in Gaming

7/30/2013 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Essential Tactics for Product Management in Gaming

Tuesday, July 30th from 7:30 - 9:00 pm

Paul Chong, Product Manager, Zynga

Ever wondered what a gaming product manager actually does? Many gaming PMs have neither a technical nor design background, so you may wonder how they justify their existence. Wonder no more! This class provides a comprehensive overview of what a gaming PM does, why their contribution is distinct and valued, what the tools/skill-sets are that a gaming PM executes with, and handy tips on how you can land that coveted job as a gaming PM.

The key takeaways are:

Learn what product management is like in the gaming industry, and how game studios are structured

Understand PM terminology and the skills, both hard and soft, that are required to succeed as a product manager

Practice PM skills using real-life case studies and mock scenarios

Gain tips for how to obtain that job as a gaming PM

This course is intended for people who are interested in gaming product management, or want to learn about how gaming studios operate. This includes people new to the gaming industry, or who intend to establish a career in gaming; especially MBAs, consultants, and bankers.

Come prepared to participate, as this class will be interactive!

Paul Chong is a product manager at Zynga, the pioneer in social gaming. While at Zynga, he has developed game features, which have yielded over $5M in revenue, and worked on building out Zynga's web and mobile platforms.

Before Zynga, Paul was a product manager on Microsoft's mobile advertising platform, and has completed stints in management consulting and investment banking. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and is originally from New Zealand. You can find him on Twitter @paulc_nz.

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