Embracing the learning mindset – how use experiments to test assumptions and move forward
In this workshop, you’ll learn to put customer learning to work by designing fast and effective experiments, so you can make better decisions more confidently.
We’re often making product decisions with incomplete information in conditions of high uncertainty. Product Managers breakthrough by challenging their default thinking, and treating every action as a learning opportunity.
You’ll learn to:
In this one-day workshop, we’ll bring user-centricity back to the scrum process, use product discovery practices to build a stronger collaboration within product development teams, and challenge current ways of working to improve the integration of product management, UX, Design and the Agile process. You’ll develop management strategies to ensure product management and UX is present in every product conversation and ensure cross-functional collaboration is present at the leadership level.
In this hands-on session you’ll make the shift to an integrated Lean UX practice and move beyond process recipes: this is bigger than just PM, Agile, lean start-up, lean UX, and design thinking. You’ll learn how to build continuous feedback loops into the entire product design and development process, and achieve better designs by prioritising business and user outcomes, not features or services. We’ll look at starting with assumptions and hypotheses for your products, learn how to write and solve business problems framed consistently for every discipline, discover how to prioritise the best product ideas based on customer success, as well as covering design experiments; collecting data and decide whether to kill, pivot, or persevere as a whole team.
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You’ll see how to:
Ask 10 people what a product roadmap is and you will get 10 different answers! This artifact is often misunderstood, yet an incredibly powerful if done right. Creating a great one is part art and part science. In this full-day session, we will talk through the purposes of a roadmap and a process for establishing your product’s vision, gaining alignment with your stakeholders, validating themes, and presenting to upper level execs in order to maximize your team’s impact.
Key questions to answer include:
Product Leadership is a one-day, advanced course intended for product managers who wish to understand how to champion product practice, effectively lead their teams, and contribute to developing a healthy culture within their organisation. The course seeks to answer the questions:
The course is focused on presenting concepts that frame how leadership connects with the individual, the team, and the larger organisation. It also deconstructs what leadership skills are, how to assess your current skill-set, and how to evaluate what your team could need in different scenarios. The workshop is driven by exercises that support participants’ ability to reflect and evaluate their needs.Rosemary King Director of Training Products, Mind the Product
Essentials 102 is an overview course intended for confident product managers who are looking to increase their strategic skills and influence. The intention of this course is to help product managers build a strategic layer onto their core product practices, and focus on the soft skills and influencing tactics that are often needed to ensure effective product delivery. It seeks to answer the questions:
This course is centered on the senior product manager’s role between the product team and the broader business. In order for teams to deliver effectively, they need buy-in and support from their stakeholders. Participants will gain an understanding of how to sharpen their product practice so that it becomes an alignment and educational tool.
What we’ll cover on the day
Essentials 102 is a full-day workshop comprised of six modules. Each module includes a lecture component on theory and practice interspersed with up to three hands-on activities. This ensures that participants have an opportunity to apply and work with concepts in a setting that will answer questions and facilitate critical thinking. The following modules will be covered: