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Lean Product Management & Development

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Expertise Level: Intermediate
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The course can be tailored to your needs for delivery at your location. Private, onsite training is designed as a flexible group training option.

Training for 8 or more starting at: $9000.00

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Product life cycle management has changed.

Today's business climate is seeing rapid change in how we research and develop products, what customers expect from products, and what's effective when it comes to marketing products. Product strategy is becoming less reliant on traditional R&D, heavy front end planning and manufacturing tactics. Strategies increasingly rely on technology advantages such as software, IT capability and rapid business intelligence.

Furthermore, the demand for rapid, agile operations is driving a shift away from traditional project management and funding. The new challenge is how to quickly find, scale and capitalize on the value streams which sustainably produce growth and benefit. These value streams are not bound by the confines of specific projects or departments. In most cases, the key to finding and growing new sources of value lies in the product life cycle: starting with how we test ideas, how we plan and fund products, and how we discover and scale the ideas that will make us money.

Learn how to use product value as your key to innovation and growth.

This fast-paced, two-day course teaches you skills and tools for lean, value-driven product practices. Whether you are a traditional product line manager, an IT or software product owner, or a product marketer — this expert-led class uses a combination of engaging presentation and hands-on group activities to get you up to speed fast with lean product management techniques.

Come prepared to learn, work, and leave with hands-on experience using best practices you can immediately apply in your organization.

Prioritize and plan faster to reduce sunk costs on product development
Test new feature and product ideas quickly and inexpensively to discover new sources of value
Learn to mesh software and systems components with traditional product design
Become more adept at navigating the transition from testing to production at scale
Isolate and visualize value streams across departments so you can translate them to profit centers
Quickly exploit new features and ideas before your competition
Learn “growth hacks” that relentlessly focus on the customer
Get a framework to better understand different sources of value and their relationship to revenue
Leave class with an update to your skill set based on the last five years of best practices in product management
Led by an expert, familiarize yourself with the recent work, books, and results of the world’s top product leaders and innovators
Upcoming Dates and Locations
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May 22, 2017 – May 23, 2017    8:30am – 4:30pm Live Online
8:30am – 4:30pm
May 22, 2017 – May 23, 2017    8:30am – 4:30pm Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Hyatt Place
440 American Avenue

King Of Prussia, PA 19406
United States

Jun 26, 2017 – Jun 27, 2017    8:30am – 4:30pm Live Online
8:30am – 4:30pm
Jun 26, 2017 – Jun 27, 2017    8:30am – 4:30pm Raleigh, North Carolina

ASPE Training
114 Edinburgh South Dr
Suite 200
Cary, NC 27511
United States

Jul 24, 2017 – Jul 25, 2017    8:30am – 4:30pm Portland, Oregon

Kinetic Technology Solutions
1001 SW Fifth Avenue
Suite 305, Congress Center Bldg.
Portland, OR 97204
United States

Jul 24, 2017 – Jul 25, 2017    11:30am – 7:30pm Live Online
11:30am – 7:30pm
Aug 28, 2017 – Aug 29, 2017    8:30am – 4:30pm Phoenix, Arizona

Dynamic Worldwide
4500 S. Lakeshore Dr
Suite 600
Tempe, AZ 85282
United States

Aug 28, 2017 – Aug 29, 2017    10:30am – 6:30pm Live Online
10:30am – 6:30pm
Sep 25, 2017 – Sep 26, 2017    8:30am – 4:30pm Live Online
8:30am – 4:30pm
Sep 25, 2017 – Sep 26, 2017    8:30am – 4:30pm Columbia, Maryland

System Source, Inc.
10480 Little Patuxent Pkwy
Suite 700
Columbia, MD 21044
United States

Oct 30, 2017 – Oct 31, 2017    8:30am – 4:30pm Dallas, Texas

Microtek Dallas
5430 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy
Three Lincoln Centre, Suite 300
Dallas, TX 75240
United States

Oct 30, 2017 – Oct 31, 2017    9:30am – 5:30pm Live Online
9:30am – 5:30pm
Nov 27, 2017 – Nov 28, 2017    8:30am – 4:30pm Denver, Colorado

Microtek Denver
999 18th Street
Suite 300 South Tower
Denver, CO 80202
United States

Nov 27, 2017 – Nov 28, 2017    10:30am – 6:30pm Live Online
10:30am – 6:30pm
Dec 18, 2017 – Dec 19, 2017    8:30am – 4:30pm Kansas City, Kansas

Centriq Training
8700 State Line Road
Suite 200
Leawood, KS 66206
United States

Dec 18, 2017 – Dec 19, 2017    9:30am – 5:30pm Live Online
9:30am – 5:30pm
Course Outline

Understanding products

  • Non-IT products
  • Software products
  • Other technology products
  • IT services
  • Products vs. projects

Review: a product manager’s traditional duties

What is value?

  • The sources of value
    • Business Value
    • Customer Value
    • Time Value
    • Monetary Value
  • Prioritizing customer-driven value
  • How do large organizations create value?
  • Mapping value streams
  • Organizational antipatterns

Flow in Organizations

  • What do we mean by ‘flow?’
    • Applied to information
    • Applied to value
    • Applied to money
  • Factors impacting flow
    • Bottlenecks
    • Constraints
    • Bernoulli’s principle

Product life cycles

  • The product S-curve
  • Innovation vs. scalability
  • Three waves of product adoption
  • Different stages, different strategies
  • Mapping actions to the life cycle
  • Different Lean practices for different life cycle phases


Designing and developing products

  • Traditional product development
  • Waterfall R&D
  • “Big Bang” products
  • Technology and systems
  • Useful examples

Problem framing

  • Understanding the customer
  • Defining customer pain
  • Identifying needs
  • Design thinking for needs identification
  • Making problem-solving repeatable

Exercise: Who is your customer?

How to apply creativity scientifically

  • Minimum viable product
  • Designing experiments for testing
  • Exploiting variability
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Transitioning to scale
  • Feedback and feed-forward loops

Case study: Bing A/B Testing at Microsoft

Understanding quality

  • Defining Quality
  • Why is quality important?
  • Quality as an economic framework
    • How quality impacts cost
    • Quality and departmental decision-making
    • Quality and constraints
  • Designing for quality
  • Testing for quality

Product metrics

  • Technology metrics
  • Customer metrics
  • Vanity metrics
  • Leading vs. lagging metrics

Exercise: the one metric that matters

Understanding Delivery

  • Delivery’s relationship to value
  • Early deliveries vs. full production
    • Goals of early deliveries
    • Differences in methodology
    • Making the transition
  • Towards continuous delivery
  • Who is responsible for delivery?

Exercise: Design a delivery framework

Prioritization and planning decision frameworks

  • Intuition
  • HiPPO
  • ROI
  • WSJF
  • Cost of Delay
  • CD3 Score

Scaling product delivery

  • Frameworks for scale
    • Lean startup/Lean enterprise
    • SAFe
    • LeSS
    • Arnold’s BSF practices
    • Continuous improvement (Kaizen)
  • Quality vs. efficiency
  • Common Lean principles

Class conclusion

  • What concepts will help?
  • What concepts aren’t helpful?
  • Charting your course
  • Expert Q and A

Thought leaders for further reading

  • Don Reinersten
  • W. Edwards Deming
  • Jez Humble
  • Joshua Arnold
  • Mike Rother
  • Eric Ries
Who should attend

This workshop is a great skills update for anyone who has a stake in the outcome of product life cycles. Whether you work with internal products or external customer-facing products, you will find the techniques taught in this class useful. Highly valuable for:

  • Product Owners
  • Product Managers
  • Designers & Architects
  • Functional Leaders
  • Project & Program Managers
  • Application Engineers
  • Scrum Masters
  • Anyone who wishes to practice Agility at scale

Yes, this course looks perfect for my needs!