Optional Training

Mind the Product Training Course

Product Management Foundations

What is the role of the product manager?

Foundations is an overview course that helps product managers develop a broader understanding of their role. Build confidence, deepen product culture, and align your product team around a shared understanding of their craft.

The big questions:

  • What are the core functions and primary responsibilities of a product manager?
  • What does good product management look like?
  • How do product managers know if they are adding value?

What we cover:

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
  • Different type of experient
  • Components of a user interview and when to use them
  • Conducting user interviews and avoiding bias

Product Roadmapping

  • Understand the purpose of a roadmap
  • Determine the right structure for your product roadmap
  • Facilitate a collaborative roadmap creation and update process
  • Identify outcomes and themes out of features and solutions

Leading Product Teams

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

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