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Eying a C-Suite Role? Break into Program Management

Eying a csuit role break into program management

What does program management have to do with the C-suite?

It comes down to leadership, and I would say every leadership role requires program management.

20% of my C-suite friends have a background in program management – a lesser-known skill compared to project management or product management. However, you will find that program management is more relevant than you might realize.

A CEO is probably the biggest program manager for the company because he/she has to decide on all the goals, try to achieve and decide on the initiatives, and make sure all these initiatives are done on a quarterly and annual basis. If you don’t know how to allocate resources as the CEO, your company will suffer. Activities done by Program Managers drive value and provide visibility across the board.

In that way, you’ve already learned and practiced program management. That’s how you’ve excelled in your career.

This webinar focuses on career paths– what we can do, what position we can get into, as well as the differences between project, program, and product management.

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Becky Flint

Becky Flint

Becky is a product and tech executive based in the Silicon Valley. She has built and scaled product and engineering teams globally for both startups and Fortune 500 companies. Currently Becky is the founder and CEO of Dragonboat with a mission to empower responsive leaders and their teams to build better products faster. Prior to founding dragonboat, Becky has held executive roles at Feedzai, Bigcommerce, Tinyprints/ Shutterfly, and PayPal.
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