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Product Management Essentials Training Workshop - San Francisco

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Hotel Zetta

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Increasing your strategic impact as a product manager

Workshop Overview

Product Management Essentials is an overview course intended for confident product managers who are looking to increase their strategic skills and influence. The intention of this course is to help product managers build a strategic layer onto their core product practices, and focus on the soft skills and influencing tactics that are often needed to ensure effective product delivery. It seeks to answer the questions:

  • How can product managers increase organisational understanding of product practice?
  • What parts of their process can be used as tools for increased alignment?
  • How can product teams craft an evidence-driven product vision and ensure buy-in?

This course is centered on the senior product manager’s role between the product team and the broader business. In order for teams to deliver effectively, they need buy-in and support from their stakeholders. You will gain an understanding of how to sharpen your product practice so that it becomes an alignment and educational tool.

What we’ll cover on the day

Product Management Essentials 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. The following modules will be covered:

  • 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

Gabrielle Bufrem, Senior Product Manager

Gabrielle Bufrem is a Senior Product Manager at Pivotal, where she works with a range of clients from enterprise to start-ups in order to build user-centered products. She is originally from Brazil, has lived in 13 cities around the world across 10 different countries, and has built products across North America, Europe, and Asia. She is passionate about the intersection of product management and design - so much so that she is currently conducting research with Brown PHD students on how to improve collaboration in design. She loves to travel, explore different countries, is a barista and a coffee lover. Gabrielle earned a B.A. from Brown University in International Relations.


Cris Valerio, Senior Product Manager

Cris has 10+ years of experience working with entrepreneurs and innovators across various roles including strategy, storytelling, user-research and product management.

Most recently she was a Senior Product Manager at Uber where she worked on the Marketplace team leading products & strategies for both Riders & Drivers with a specific focus on pricing and promotions. Prior to that she worked on the agency side with IDEO.org and MM.

In a past life she was a financial news journalist covering stories for Bloomberg and NPR. She’s a Duke Fuqua alum and has worked around the world including Africa, India, Latin America, Europe, Russia, Indonesia and the U.S. In her spare time, Cris is an avid rock climber and likes scaring herself silly on big walls.





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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