The prevalence of software, technology and digital services has changed the way that products are being brought to market and has given rise to modern management techniques. In this course, we will introduce you to different topics vital to reframing how you define, develop, and launch products, services, and features that satisfy the needs of the customer.
Participants will learn techniques and tools from many modern schools of management including Design Thinking, Agile and Lean and align them with the outcomes of Value, Flow and Quality. The principles, practices and techniques enable you to experience a mindset shift that will change how you approach work and lead you towards better and more impactful outcomes.
This course is right for you if you are:
New to the role of Product Manager
Considering transitioning into Product Management
Work in functions or departments that work closely with the Technology and Product teams
In a senior leadership position seeking a high-level understanding of product management
Starting your journey to product management accreditation
This course is designed to maximize the outcomes through a self-guided, self-paced learning journey, enabling participants to apply the learning to real work, while taking into consideration the demands on people’s time.
Number of modules: 12
Total lecture time: 2-hours (Additional time required to download templates and complete quizzes throughout the course)
The attention span for participants of remote sessions are typically shorter so introduction of different concepts and techniques will be done in 2-5 minute videos, with multiple videos comprising each module.
Each module has learning outcomes and a brief knowledge assessment in the form of a 2-4 question quiz. Some topics are accompanied by a downloadable template or a link to a case study or additional resources, as supplemental learning materials.
About this course
VFQ for Product Management
VFQ Guiding Principles
Delivering value early and often
Optimizing the flow of work end-to-end
Discoverying quality with fast feedback
VFQ Essential Practices
About Product Management
Why organizations need Product Management
What is Product Management
Where ideas come from
Defining a Product
Attributes of a product
Delivering customer value through products
About a product mindset
Getting started with a product mindset
Projects to Products
Moving from projects to products
A traditional approach
A discovery approach
Overview of the Product Lifecycle
Search and Validate Stage + Example
Grow, Mature, and Transform Stages + Example continued
Product Development Frameworks: DABL and Double Diamond