Product Management Foundations

Remote Training Workshop

Why choose Foundations?

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 remote Foundations workshop will help you master the skills you need to excel in the craft of product management.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

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At a glance

  • Duration: 2 consecutive half-day sessions
  • Format: Remote, interactive training – online lectures interspersed with regular discussion, Q&As and group activities to encourage hands-on learning, using Zoom and other digital collaboration tools
  • Who is this for: Working product managers with ~6 months to 1.5 years in the role
  • 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
  • 365 Days of learning: Purchase our special Workshop+Membership bundle ticket to continue the learning for a full year after your workshop ends

 

Upcoming Foundations workshops

These workshops are scheduled across multiple days in short blocks of time, allowing for participation from different time zones.

 

We now offer a special ‘Foundations Workshop + 1 Year Membership’ bundle ticket so that you can continue the learning for a full year after your workshop ends – giving you access to all Prioritised membership perks.
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What we’ll cover

 

Product Management Foundations is a remote training workshop taking place over two half-days. Each module includes a lecture component on theory and practice, interspersed with hands-on activities where you’ll work through your own product challenges. This means that you will have the opportunity to apply and work with concepts in a setting that will answer questions and facilitate critical thinking.

 

Product Development Lifecycle

  • The stages of the product lifecycle and how they fit into your role
  • Learning Mindsets and how they apply at each stage of the product lifecycle
  • Evolving your craft as a product manager

Goals Alignment

  • OKRs vs. KPIs vs. Metrics
  • Breaking down business goals for your product
  • Aligning the team and organisation around goals
  • The difference between business goals and product outcomes

Hypothesis and Testing

  • Crafting an effective hypothesis
  • Ways to test your hypothesis
  • Planning a valuable experiment

User Interviews

  • Creating user interview scripts
  • Different types of interview
  • Components of a user interview and when to use them
  • Conducting user interviews and avoiding bias

Process for Action – User Stories & Backlogs

  • Driving conversations using User Stories
  • Facilitating collaboration with your team to develop your backlog
  • Describing the process from validated hypothesis to a ready to ship feature
  • How to balance documentation and communication

Your Role in the Team

  • How to lead without authority
  • Cultivating psychological safety
  • Nurturing creativity

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How does remote work?

In order to continue offering product management training in a safe environment for our attendees and trainers, we have devised this new interactive, remote workshop format, run as two consecutive half-day sessions.

 

You can focus all of your time and energy into two concentrated half-days of product learning, and as with our in-person workshops, you’ll get full access to our tried-and-tested Foundations curriculum, expert trainers, and a community of product peers.

 

Each half-day will include live online lectures interspersed with regular discussion, Q&As, and group activities to encourage hands-on learning. We’ll use Zoom and other digital collaboration tools.

 

To keep you energised and engaged, we’ll also run warm-ups and icebreakers, and take regular breaks.

 

Please note: This workshop is run as two half-day sessions and you must attend both parts

 

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Why choose Mind the Product?

  • Hands-On & Interactive keyboard_arrow_right

    Each workshop module contains an interactive 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 virtual Post-it’s, our group collaboration tool (Mural), and group discussions – which really help you to internalise the concepts you are being taught and return to your role to put into practice straight away.

  • 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 (virtually!) 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, and in our Slack community. In short, you’ll feel fully supported through your learning experience with us because you’ll have this wonderful product community at your fingertips.

    And with our Workshop+Membership ticket bundle, you’ll become an official Mind the Product member, giving you access to premium editorial, product experts, and connecting you with peers tackling similar challenges.

  • 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…

 

Membership Ticket Bundle

We now offer a special ‘Foundations Workshop + 1 Year Membership’ bundle ticket so that you can continue the learning for a full year after your workshop ends.

By becoming a Mind the Product member, you’ll get access to our online, self-paced Training Library, enjoy premium product content, regular access to product experts, and join a community of engaged product professionals, ready to learn with you and share their experiences, helping you to tackle your problems together.

Our ‘Foundations Workshop + Membership’ ticket bundle the best available price and is the perfect addition to your learning and development journey.

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