Du 16 juillet 2020 au 17 juillet 2020
NEW Remote Workshop Format
July 16, 1:00pm - 4:30pm EDT and July 17, 1:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
In order to continue offering product management training in a safe environment for our attendees and trainers, we have devised a new interactive, remote workshop format taking place as two half-day sessions on July 16 and 17.
This workshop is part of our #mtpcon Digital 2020 event, happening on 13-15 July (tickets sold separately).
Training Workshop Overview
The definition of systems thinking is a “holistic approach to evaluating how a system’s parts relate, and how a system works over time.” Using systems thinking through systems mapping in your product practice is critical for understanding risk and spotting opportunities for innovation.
Designed for working product managers who are striving to create product strategy, this training workshop will enable you to use maps effectively in order to make critical product decisions, communicate with stakeholders, and facilitate a shared understanding.
Not be confused with the process of story mapping, systems maps come in all shapes and sizes; user journey maps, experience maps, process maps, flows, etc. The key part of maps is that they help the people involved in building products understand the system(s) which underpin their organisation, customer base, workflow, etc. At the end of the session you’ll have the key tools and techniques necessary to effectively facilitate mapping sessions and achieve desired outcomes.
The Value of a Remote Mind the Product Training
From running remote workshops, we've learned that:
- Our small class size (no more than 9 participants to a trainer) establishes an open exchange of experiences and ideas from both trainers and participants
- The pre-workshop tasks we set helps participants engage with the curriculum and get into the learning mindset in advance of the workshop
- The remote format allows trainers to facilitate time management seamlessly
- The empathetic learning environment our trainers are so skilled at creating translates well to a remote setting
How does "remote" work?
This two half-day workshop is dedicated to product management learning. As with our in-person workshops, you can focus all of your time and energy into two concentrated half-days of product learning with full access to our tried-and-tested curriculums, expert trainers, and a community of product peers.
Each day will run 1:00pm - 4:30pm EDT (10:00am - 1:30pm PDT) and 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.
- Join us online from 12:45pm EDT (9:45am PDT), to connect calmly and help mitigate accessibility issues
- Class will start at 1:00pm EDT (10:00am PDT) and end at 4:30pm EDT (1:30 PDT) each day
To participate successfully you'll need a comfortable quiet space, with a good internet connection, where you can fully participate and focus.
Please note: This workshop is run as two half-day sessions and you must attend both parts
"I didn't feel like being remote took away from my experience. If anything, I think I prefer it. Class size and my classmates were great and I liked the instructor and the way he ran the workshop."
What You'll Learn
We will use a collaborative scenario in this training workshop to drive hands-on learning. Additionally, you will be prompted at the end of each exercise to reflect on actions or practices from your own products. The following topics will be covered:
- An overview of systems thinking and the utility of mapping
- Defining goals for mapping exercises, and aligning stakeholders to potential outcomes
- A tactical guide to maps, including:
- Types of maps
- How interactions create outcomes
- Who to include and how to include them
- How to evaluate and decide on structure:
- Selling the value of the mapping process to stakeholders
- Map creation process:
- What do you need to know?
- What are you looking for?
- Who is involved?
- How can product managers guide towards success?
At the end of the workshop, you will have the ability to use maps to achieve goals and outcomes within your organization and will have a firm understanding of key mapping frameworks and scenarios. You’ll be able to identify the right map for the organizational challenge and have the tools needed to effectively facilitate collaboration on maps within your wider team. In short, you will have a plan for maintaining the effective use of maps and adopting them as a long term asset.
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 do you understand about your customer’s current experience of your product?
- List 3-5 areas where you feel you wish you had more information about your customer’s current experience
- How well do you understand how parts of your organization work together?
- How well does your organization understand dependencies between departments?
- What are the other forces that influence your product or organization?
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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