#mtpcon Singapore Workshops In addition to an incredible conference, we're offering a day of pre-conference workshops on Monday, 25th March, allowing you to deep dive into some new product and UX skills. We’ve lined up a collection of amazing full-day workshops led by true experts: Product managers, product designers, UX designers, UX researchers, Business analysts, developers, makers & entrepreneurs 2019-03-25 09:00:00 EventScheduled In addition to an incredible conference, we're offering a day of pre-conference workshops on Monday, 25th March, allowing you to deep dive into some new product and UX skills. We’ve lined up a collection of amazing full-day workshops led by true experts: Jonny Schneider Head of Product Strategy and Design

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:

  • Break down problems/solutions into testable assumptions
  • Decide the most important things to be learned from customers
  • Define Metrics that Matter, to support evidence-based decision making
  • Manage uncertainty with a scientific mindset
  • Select the right customer experiment for the job at hand
  • Embrace the lean mindset to test strategy through execution in minutes not months
  • Implement a continuous and sustainable learning cadence in your product team
  • Apply customer learning to an ever-evolving strategy
Jeff Gothelf Author

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.

Also covered in this session:

  • Identifying the challenges to implementing a cross-functional lean, agile, customer-centric product development process
  • Learning to regularly retrospect on process challenges
  • Identifying consistent themes with affinity mapping
  • Prioritising the biggest current challenges based on how they affect team behaviour
  • Applying the process to your process
  • Declaring assumptions about why integrating PM, UX and Agile is challenging
  • Learning how to use Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) to measure success in terms of team and company behaviour
  • Designing experiments to see which techniques improve the way you work

You’ll see how to:

  • Implement OKRs successfully and use this goal-setting technique to ensure customer-centric product management happens in every initiative
  • Encourage cross-functional collaboration based on real data
  • Structure experiments to test your hypotheses and continuously iterate
  • Implement Lean UX in a way your development and leadership teams can buy into
  • Use the ideas of continuous learning and iteration to change how you lead your product teams
  • Use behaviour – not just for customers but for your team too – to determine how well the process is working and what needs to change
C Todd Lombardo Head of Product & Experience

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:

  • What are the differences between product strategy, a product roadmap and a feature release plan?
  • How do I relate my product work to business objectives?
  • How can I balance the need to plan, while staying lean and agile?
  • How do I look beyond the next quarter without over-committing?
  • How do I confirm projects or initiatives that have not been fully validated by customers?
  • How do I manage stakeholders and their pressure/influence?
  • How do I prioritize what product aspects to work on 1st, 2nd, 3rd…?
  • What’s the best way to present a product roadmap to my stakeholders?
Kate Leto Product Consultant

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:

  • What is product leadership?
  • What leadership styles exist and how do you know what’s needed for your team?
  • How can you evaluate your leadership skills gaps and understand where growth is needed?

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:

  • How can product managers increase organisational understanding of product practice?
  • What parts of their process can be used as tools for increased alignment?
  • How can product teams craft an evidence-driven product vision and ensure buy-in?

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:

  • Evaluating opportunity: Understanding how to unpack product assumptions and line up macro data to establish product viability and the foundations for product/market fit
  • Implementing user research: Breaks down the components of running a user research round and what is needed to ensure maximum value of the time invested
  • Research techniques: Reviewing a range of research methodologies, beyond the classic interview, that help product teams validate problem and solution
  • Synthesis: Distilling insights from research and how to collaborate with stakeholders to deepen user understanding and influence
  • Prioritisation: Covering a range of techniques and their uses for alignment at points of product development lifecycle
  • Stakeholder management: A deep-dive into organizational relationships and understanding how to build a communication strategy
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Workshops

Monday, March 25

Huone Clarke Quay

In addition to an incredible conference, we're offering a day of pre-conference workshops on Monday, 25th March, allowing you to deep dive into some new product and UX skills. We’ve lined up a collection of amazing full-day workshops led by true experts:

Rapid Experimentation for Product Managers

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Jonny Schneider

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Leveraging Lean UX to Lead Successful Agile Teams

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Jeff Gothelf

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Product Roadmapping

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C Todd Lombardo

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Product Leadership 301

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Kate Leto

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Product Management Essentials 102

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Rosemary King

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