Mind the Product Training Credit London

Mind the Product Training Credit London

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London
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jeudi 1 octobre de 8:00 à 16:00

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Description

This is a holding page for your deferred product management workshop ticket. This is not an event, this is merely a date for us to check in about your preferences if we haven't already heard from you. If you have any questions, please contact training@mindtheproduct.com.




Product Leadership 

Description

Understanding leadership for product teams

Training Workshop Overview

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.




Communication and Alignment 

Description 

Using process to collaborate strategically across your organisation

Training Workshop Overview

We know that product managers are responsible for so much more than simply product delivery but are often given little authority. However, as product managers develop in their roles and continue to confidently deliver value to their customers, it is crucial that they begin to align their organisation around their process and vision in order to have an impact.

Communication and Alignment empowers product people to begin understanding how to align their organisation around product process and practice. In this overview workshop, we outline some of the grounded, tactical skills that product managers can use every day, and how they can add a layer of strategic thinking to help collaborate with their stakeholders.

Together we delve into communication strategies that will help foster trust and collaboration within your organisation, how to evaluate an opportunity, how to extract maximum value from your research activities, and much more.


What we’ll cover on the day

Communication & Alignment 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 you have an opportunity to apply and work with concepts in a setting that will answer questions and facilitate critical thinking.

Syllabus:

  • Stakeholder management: A deep-dive into organisational relationships and understanding how to build a communication strategy

  • Evaluating opportunity: Understanding how to unpack product assumptions and line up macro data to establish product viability and the foundations for product/market fit

  • Conducting 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

  • Reporting out: Understanding why you report out, how to report out at different levels in an organisation and outside it, and understanding bias as it relates to reporting


Things to reflect on before the workshop

Before your training workshop we ask that you take some time to consider the following questions. The more time you take to consider your current situation, and the issues and challenges you face, the more you’ll gain from your training:

  • How much effort do you feel you have invested in stakeholder relationships?

  • How often do you make an effort to make your process more collaborative?

  • How do new projects or changes to features happen at your company?

  • How do you currently collect evidence to support decisions?


Key Takeaways

You will leave this workshop with the skills you need in order to build a strategic layer onto your core product practices. You will understand how to evaluate a potential product idea/change for value, and how to use process as an alignment tool within your company. You’ll go back to work with a firm grasp of where you should include your stakeholders as collaborators, understanding how to build effective relationships with said stakeholders, and with the ability to create a communication strategy with your organisation.





Foundation

Description

Understanding your role as a product manager

Training Workshop Overview

The role of a product manager is a complicated one, that changes and shifts, depending on the product, team, organisation, and PM themselves. A myriad of skills, at all points of the product development lifecycle, all seem equally important and urgent. As new product managers enter the role, it’s difficult to understand what to focus on first, and how to begin the path towards mastering the skills and craft of product management. How can PMs be assured that they are focusing on the right skills?

Foundations is a survey course that attempts to clarify and define the aspects of the role that a new product manager should tackle first. Focused specifically on core team practice and methods that drive the delivery of value to customers, this course offers overviews and definitions of the theories and mindsets that drive the core elements of the product role. Once certain theories are explored, the course deep-dives into specific skills and processes that allow PMs to effectively run a team dedicated to continuous learning and delivery.



What we’ll cover on the day

Product Management Foundations is a full-day workshop that is comprised of seven modules. Each module includes a lecture component on theory and practice, interspersed with hands-on activities. This ensures that you are afforded an opportunity to apply and work with concepts in a setting that will answer questions and facilitate critical thinking. You can see some of what we cover below.

Syllabus:

  • Product Mindsets
    - Defining product
    - The problem landscape
    - Breaking down learning mindsets at different points through the product development lifecycle

  • Design thinking
    - What design thinking is and why it’s important
    - The role of product in design thinking
    - Common frameworks and how they link together

  • Goals alignment
    - Creating effective goals and aligning the team and organization around them
    - OKRs vs. KPIs vs. Metrics
    - The difference between business goals and product outcomes

  • Hypothesis & Validation
    - Designing tests around your assumptions
    - The evaluation process
    - Lean experiments

  • User interview guides
    - Different types of interview
    - Creating interview guides that do not bias or lead the subject
    - Using interview guides to ideate, and to validate assumptions

  • User stories & Backlogs
    - Epics and stories: the differences between them and how to use them
    - Conveying priority to your team
    - Translating user needs into product features

  • Team culture & Communication
    - “Culture as product”
    - What high-performing teams look like and how to create one
    - The role of a product manager in a healthy team


Things to reflect on before the workshop

Before your training workshop we ask that you take some time to consider the following questions. The more time you take to consider your current situation, and the issues and challenges you face, the more you’ll gain from your training:

  • What was your role described to you when you first got started?

  • What have you learned about product management since taking the job?

  • How well do you feel you understand your customers?

  • Do you think you have a healthy team culture?



Key Takeaways

At the end of the workshop, you will be confident in your understanding of the role of a product manager, including a firm grasp of the concept of design thinking and how it is important. You’ll have a clear understanding of where the customer sits in the product practice, how to define and prioritise your customer personas, and how not to bias your customer research. You’ll go back to the office feeling confident in your ability to facilitate a goals conversation, and how to structure hypothesis for lean tests.





Mind the Product 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. You will hear about the products they have worked on in the past, what went well, what didn’t go so well, and how they tried to make improvements. Our trainers’ main goal is not to provide participants with all of the answers, but help facilitate them in asking the right questions.





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