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Building the product manager community across government

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Last month DWP hosted the first get-together for the cross-government product management community.

It was a brilliant day - inspiring speakers, excellent discussions and lots of knowledge shared amongst a community of people meeting up for the first time.

This new video tells the story of the day.

As you can see from the video, a thriving and active community is starting to develop:

  • 10 new nationwide Product People communities have taken shape to scale up the work done to initially set up the London Product People group. This is as a direct result of people volunteering at the event.
A Product People breakout session at DWP's recent Product Manager event
A Product People breakout session at DWP's recent Product Manager event
  • The GDS Digital, Data and Technology Career Pathways for Product Managers document is about to be published by GDS - this will establish a common set of standards and roles for product managers across all government departments
  • Product managers who met on the day at the event are already working together on projects that will make a difference to citizens across the UK - at the event Mike Tattersall from DWP shared his experience of collaborating with colleagues from NHS Digital and I'm looking forward to hearing more about those kind of link-ups over the next few months.

If you're a product manager in government who's not yet part of our cross-government community, get involved by emailing the Product People group.

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