Software Product Management Summit 2018 featured five session types specifically designed to foster informal knowledge exchange between attendees. 

Case Studies at the Marketplace

Case studies describe a practical case relevant for software product managers. The cases will be presented by a contributor at the Market Place using a large poster of the case. It is planned to have several case study sessions in parallel. The participants can choose between different cases.

Example of a Market Place: 6 parallel case study sessions at the market place; each session lasts about 20 minutes including Q&A; some minutes will be planned for the participants to refresh and change to the next case at the market place; as a contributor you will present your case several times to smaller groups of participants.

How to sessions

In the how to sessions, the participants get an insight into the world of software product management. In these sessions, experienced product managers and/or consultants present methods and tools that are applied in practice.

The how to sessions will be classified in sessions for beginners and experienced product managers. How to sessions are presented in smaller rooms up to groups of 20 participants. A how to session will last approximately 60 minutes and is intended to be highly interactive.

Deep dive workshops

Deep dive workshops will provide deep insights into interesting topics. A deep dive workshop can also be planned in addition to a presentation. Deep dive workshops are planned to target the more experienced audience of software product managers.

Deep dive workshops will last 60 or 90 minutes.

There will also be a presentation track at our conference. As all other conference elements the presentations will address hot topics and best practices for software product managers. A presentation will last approximately 30 minutes including a Q&A session.


In World Café sessions, the participants discuss current projects and specific challenges and work out new solutions. If you have a topic for a World Café session, especially about ISPMA, please let us know. For more information on World Café's visit

World Café Session