In this course, we’ll focus on the key responsibilities of a product leader: building empowered product teams and working with the organisation to achieve better product outcomes.
Our Product Leadership course is designed to help product leaders create high-performing product teams and a strong product culture across their organisations.
What the course covers
Week 1 – You as a product leader
We’ll talk about what product leadership looks like and ways to think about creating focus in the role. We’ll look at various business contexts that may shape your roles and responsibilities and ways to create impact in these contexts. We’ll discuss tools and frameworks to help evaluate and improve your skills, as well as how to work with feedback. We’ll touch on bias and create a lightweight skills improvement plan.
Week 2 – Your role within the team
We’ll cover the mindsets which are essential for high-performing teams and what’s needed to empower product teams. We’ll talk about structures for teams and organisations and ways to enable psychological safety. We’ll talk about managing product managers and coaching for exceptional performance. Using different tools, we’ll create actions to help support your product teams and product managers.
Week 3 – The role product leaders play within the wider organisation.
We’ll look at ways to create a product vision and strategy and your role in creating strategic alignment. We’ll talk about the ‘toolbox’ leaders can use to effectively manage and improve your process across the product development lifecycle. We’ll close the session by creating a prioritised plan that you can take back to the office tomorrow!
Week 4 – Wider discussion on specific challenges.
We know very well that product leaders come from a variety of backgrounds and experience levels — as well as facing unique challenges depending on their specific company scenario. The final week will focus on your burning questions and allows your trainers to customise the time to meet the needs of the class. This might involve covering a topic that is relevant to the group but not specifically covered in the content or digging much deeper into areas the group wants to dig into.
Please note, in this course, we won’t cover the following:
- Metrics and analytics
- Managing complex product portfolios
- Organisational transformation
- Governance, programme management, budgeting
That said – the final week is designed to address specific challenges within the group. If we find a group that would benefit from addressing some of the topics in more detail throughout the course, we will dedicate time to these topics in that final session.