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Communication & Alignment for Product Managers Training Workshop - London

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86 Edgware Rd

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(previously titled 'Product Management Essentials')

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:

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

  • Research techniques: Reviewing a range of research methodologies, beyond the classic interview, that help product teams validate problem and solution

  • 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

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

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.




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.


About your Trainers

Beata Kovacs, Product Director

Over the past 8 years, Beata has worked across multiple industries, currently working as Product Director for GSK. Previously she was VP of Product at Emarsys, and co-founder of Emarsys Product Academy, and Head of Data Analytics at Patsnap.. She has led product teams working on legacy, internal and brand new product offerings too. She has helped scaling up a 3-person product organisation to 44 people.

She's passionate about mentoring, soft skills, and building empathy not only for the users, but for everyone a product person gets in touch with


Laurel Gray, Head of Product

Laurel is an experienced Product Manager who enjoys tackling difficult problems and setting up experiments to de-risk innovative ideas. She believes in having a bias towards action, and she works with teams to create tight feedback loops in order to ship valuable products.

She is currently working on the open source Cloud Foundry Services API project with Pivotal.




Agenda

  • Registration will begin at 9.00

  • Class will start at 9.30 sharp and end at 17.00

We'll also provide a light breakfast, buffet lunch and plenty of tea and coffee to fuel you through the day.




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