The Experience is the Product (how product management is really just UX) -Aug 7

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We work and live in an extraordinary age of connectedness. The products that we create communicate experiences that form the basis of our relationship to them, and ultimately to their success. As we move toward more agile processes, with an emphasis on shipping products to market, how do we structure teams to practice in a connected, software-and-services age?

Peter will address the shortcomings of typical product management, the opportunity that experience-driven thinking provides, and new organizational structures to support products that focus on the experience. He’ll also share stories of experience-driven success.

Agenda (TBC)

  • 6:00-6:30 PM Check-ins, nibbles, chatting
  • 6:30 – 6:45 PM Welcome, and Intros
  • 6:45 – 6:55 PM Shoutouts (one minute each, roles and projects and other meetups)
  • 7:00 – 7:45 PM Peter Merholz, and questions
  • 7:45 – 8:00 PM Wind up and thank yous
  • 8:00 PM Out the door and up the road to the pub for continued discussions.

Arq group: L23 / 680 George Street, Sydney, NSW 2000


Peter Merholz

Peter Merholz is an experience design and product management executive with 20 years experience across a broad range of digital media. In 2016 he co-wrote, with Kristin Skinner, Org Design for Design Orgs, the first book to address building and managing effective in-house design teams.

In 2001, Peter co-founded Adaptive Path, perhaps the world’s premier firm dedicated to user experience. Since leaving Adaptive Path in 2011, he’s been a design and product executive, and has recently embarked on a consulting, coaching, and training practice around matters of design organizations and design leadership.

In 1999, Peter coined the word “blog.” Really. In the OED and everything.

Host Sponsor

Arq Group, previously Melbourne IT Group, is Australia’s leading digital solutions partner. Arq Group is the dynamic space for smart thinkers. Creating unforgettable experiences, solving complex challenges and providing seamless, end-to-end solutions – from design thinking to customer solutions, leading mobile, cloud and analytical insights, digital marketing to web design – Arq Group powers the growth of businesses, big and small. 

Main Photo by Kipras Štreimiki

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