Book on this online digital product management course taking place over four virtual sessions to learn how to navigate the product life cycle, from customer research to managing a roadmap and product launch. Learn about industry tools, techniques and best practices to guide the development of your product and measure its success at each step of the journey.
Take these learning outputs away with you:
- Plan an effective roadmap
Launch viable, market-ready products that anticipate customer needs successfully
- Build an effective business model
Business model tools and pricing structure frameworks for your product
- Keep customer needs at the core
Learn UX best practice to build a strong user focus into your product
How it works
Live, trainer-led class
Join a program of live classes that emulate a classroom experience and overcome the hurdles often experienced with pre-recorded videos, webinars & quizzes.
Interactive group exercises
Each live class will include an opportunity to take part in group exercises with fellow course participants.
Take advantage of personal one-to-one time with the course trainer and establish clear steps to improve your work.
This four-part online course is essential for anyone looking to manage a product’s entire life cycle from initial conception to its final delivery and launch into the marketplace.
Start by learning critical skills to handle the initial conception of a product, from user and market research to determining the product’s viability. Discover how to incorporate user-experience design into the heart of your product and find out how to test your product’s development using cost-effective techniques such as wireframing and paper prototyping.
Incorporate Agile methodologies into the product development plan and develop your roadmap to ensure it stays on track. Also find out how to effectively sell your product with the help of a strong business model and pricing structure.
This course will equip you with all the critical techniques and tools you need to successfully launch products that meet the market’s demands and will delight both users and stakeholders alike.
- Roles and responsibilities: Defining the various roles and responsibilities of a Product Manager
- Product Manager qualities: Identify what makes a good Product Manager and the opportunities with this career path
- Who is your customer: Come toalignment within your organization on who your customer is
- Customer Journey Mapping: Learn how to create, read, and use customer journey maps
- Product vs. market: Learn the differences between being market orientated vs product orientated
- Market Orientation management: Recommendations to make an organization more market driven and responsive
- Agile vs. Waterfall: A look at the differences between Agile and Waterfall approaches
- The process of design: Use how-to design solutions based on the solution of identified problems
- Target customer identification: tools and techniques to clearly establish your target customer
- Customer research matters: why a detailed grasp of customer expectations is vital for success
- Customer research methodologies: best practice techniques for observation and task analysis
- Focus groups & interviews: how to plan and conduct in-depth customer research
- User personas: how to draw from customer research and your customer journey mapping work to develop clear user personas
- Product fit: use customer discovery and validation to see if you have a product fit
- Market fit: establish market viability and potential success rate
- Minimum viable product: clarifying the importance of building an MVP
- MVP development: step-by-step process for reaching an MVP
- MVP evolution: how to develop your MVP to arrive at product & market fit
- Business model canvas: articulate your business plans clearly with a clear & simple framework
- Business model components: understanding the various interlinking components of any business model
- Types of business models: full run through of the different models at your disposal
- Business model innovation: To survive in todays fast digital market, innovation is the key to survival
- Competitor analysis: techniques & tools for competitive analysis of a feature or business idea
- Competitor landscape: how to establish the points of differentiation between current competitor offerings
- Gauging opportunity size: estimation tools for establishing the business opportunity
- Developing your competitive strategy: Full run through of available strategies, plus five key components to developing your product strategy
- User Adoption: Adoption strategies to be successful with your product or service (b to b and b to c)
- What is UX: We will dig into the differences between UX, UI, IA, and IxD
- Value propositions: Craft the perfect value proposition for your business and the value you bring to the market
- UX best practices: resources and references on how to be sure you are at the top of the usability game
- Digital CX: Trends to be on top of for 2019
- The IOT and Voice Services: understand the Iot in the context of 4 major industrial revolutions
- User stories: best practices around creating effective user scenarios, storyboards and user stories
- Agile product development: Build Epics, user stories, and schedule them in your development sprints
- Customer needs: how to create user stories to communicate customer needs with other stakeholders
- Prioritizing product features: how to clearly prioritize different feature options
- Wireframe production: best practices, examples, and tools
- Prototyping: the purpose and value of using prototypes
- Information Architecture: the principles of IA made simple
- Metrics selection: How to identify the most important metrics and KPIs for your product
- Test insights: How to analyze your results and calculate success rates
- Heuristic evaluation: Best-practice applications of heuristic evaluation techniques
- A/B and multivariate testing: Learn more about these key testing methods and develop your own test program
- DIY usability testing: test quickly and inexpensively for key insights
- What could go wrong?: take a look at some of the top challenges with digital projects
- Risk Planning: tools and concepts to plan for risks ahead of time
- Managing Risks in Agile development: Incorporate your risk identification and planning into your agile project execution
- Building your financial model: how to develop a financial model with your customer in mind
- Pricing model options: understanding the different approaches for launching a new product
- Revenue forecasts: how to predict customer demand and likely revenue scenarios
- Developing your product roadmap: significant benefits and tailoring to your audience(s)
- Product roadmap variations: review 5+ variations of product roadmaps based on audience and objectives
- Product roadmap objectives: tools to create your best work and meet the strategic objectives
- Blending Agile and Waterfall: benefits of a blended approach and how to do that
- Digital Project Management: how it has matured as a practice and broken away from traditional or mainstream project management culture
- Why do projects go wrong?: Why projects fail and some colossal product failures as case studies
- How to avoid failure: Checklist to follow to avoid failure
- Presenting your product: structuring your presentation effectively
- Product pitches: practical techniques and processes to follow to pitch to stakeholders most effectively
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The course is split over four 2.5 hour sessions – held on Wednesdays and Fridays – running over two weeks.
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Will I receive any certification after completing the course?
A certificate as proof of your attendance on the course is available on request.
How can I pay?
We accept payment via Credit Card, Debit Card, BACS, Cheque or Invoice.
Will the same trainer be leading each class?
Yes, the same trainer will run each of the classes related to this online course.
When will I receive my log-in details?
You will receive full log-in details and clear step-by-step instructions to join the Online Learning course seven days prior to the first class.
Do I need to share my video during a class?
You will be able to see your trainer via a video stream, together with most other delegates joining you on the class. However, it is completely up to you as to whether you share your own video.
What equipment do I require?
A laptop with browsing capabilities; a webcam and microphone to participate in group exercises.
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