Product Management Foundations

1-DAY, HANDS-ON TRAINING WORKSHOP

Why choose Foundations?

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If you’re a working product manager in the early stages of your career it’s difficult to understand what to focus on first – our Foundations workshop will help you master the skills you need to excel in the craft of product management.

Know You’re Doing the Right Stuff

Get a firm understanding of your role as a product manager – know you’re asking the right questions, and gain the confidence you need to make those all-important decisions.

Enhance Your Toolkit

Learn the core overarching product processes needed for getting a good product out of the door, including the key skills, tools, and frameworks required and how to decide which ones to use and when.

Master Those All-Important People Skills

Learn how to hone your product management core team communication skills, how to think about “culture as product”, and in turn foster a team that that is geared towards continuous improvement.

Find your nearest workshop

At a glance

  • Duration: 1-Day
  • Who is this for: Working product managers with ~6 months to 1.5 years in the role
  • Locations: North America & Europe (APAC workshops coming soon!)
  • Key skills learned: Design thinking practice, customer discovery, user interviews, backlog creation and management, core team communication, confidence building
  • Frameworks covered: Personas, wireframes & prototypes, interview guides, lean testing, user stories, retrospectives

What is it like to go to one of our workshops?

 

What you’ll learn on the day

  • Learning mindsets: How inquiry breaks down at different points through the product development lifecycle
  • Goals alignment: How to create effective goals and align the team and organization around them
  • Design thinking: What design thinking is and how product managers can break down what is needed for product understanding
  • Persona development: How to effectively create personas and use them in product processes
  • Lean testing: Unpacking types of lean tests and how to implement them for maximum learning
  • Interview guides: Writing interview guides that do not bias or lead the subject
  • Wireframes and prototypes: Using visuals at different fidelities to facilitate the right conversation
  • User stories: Creating an effective communication mechanism for efficient and transparent delivery
  • Core team communication: How to think about “culture as product” and foster a team that that is geared towards continuous improvement
Training testimonials

 

Why choose Mind the Product?

  • Hands-on and Interactive keyboard_arrow_right

    Each workshop module contains an interactive, hands-on component. This ensures that you have an opportunity to apply and work with each concept you learn about in a setting that will answer questions and facilitate critical thinking. We don’t think you can be “taught” product management, you have to do it – there will be Post-it’s, Sharpies, white boards, and group discussions(!) – which really help you to internalise the concepts you are being taught and take them back to work to put into practice the very next day.

  • Expert Trainers keyboard_arrow_right

    Every Mind the Product trainer is a working product manager. Your trainer’s product management experience enriches the curriculum by delivering diverse perspectives on best practice in different scenarios. Our trainers’ main goal is not to provide participants with all of the answers, but help facilitate them in asking the right questions.

    You can meet some of them here.

  • Up-to-the-Minute Curriculum keyboard_arrow_right

    The Mind the Product workshop curriculum is treated as a product in itself. We keep all of our content up-to-date with the latest thinking and research, and iterate regularly, meaning that what we are teaching is always current.

  • You're Joining a Community keyboard_arrow_right

    Every workshop is a chance to meet your peers and share knowledge. As well as learning from your trainers, you’ll also learn from your fellow participants, hearing examples of product practice and challenges from a wealth of perspectives, industries, and levels of experience.

    And of course, once your workshop has come to a close it doesn’t stop there – there is still learning to be done via our blog, at our global ProductTank meetups, our conferences, in our Slack community, and we’re always here to answer any additional questions you have with our monthly video series, Mindset. In short, you’ll feel fully supported through your learning experience with us because you’ll have this wonderful product community at your fingertips.

  • By Product Managers, for Product Managers keyboard_arrow_right

    Mind the Product started with the first ProductTank meet up in London in 2010 with the simple aim of bringing together product managers to connect, share, and learn from each other. We are now the biggest product management community in the world and our aim has not changed. We are product managers at heart with the sole aim of making product people more successful and building products people love!

  • This is Just the Beginning keyboard_arrow_right

    We offer training for all levels of experience for product people at all stages of their career. If this is the start of your Mind the Product Training journey then together we have a great adventure ahead of us – we’ll nurture you along the way and give you the confidence you need to become an amazing product manager. And it all starts here…

 

Meet your trainers

Every Mind the Product trainer is a working product manager who has worked with multiple products and domains. Your trainer’s product management experience enriches the curriculum by delivering diverse perspectives on best practice in different scenarios. Our trainers’ main goal is not to provide participants with all of the answers, but help facilitate them in asking the right questions.

Meet just a few of our trainers below:

Eli Montgomery

Eli Montgomery

Head of User Experience

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Hilary Johnson

Hilary Johnson

Product Lead and Consultant

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Stephanie Musat

Stephanie Musat

Senior Product Manager

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Kanishka Maheshwari

Kanishka Maheshwari

Entrepreneur

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