Product Management Foundations

Remote, interactive training – online lectures interspersed with regular discussion, Q&As and group activities

Why choose Foundations?

If you’re a working product manager in the early stages of your career it’s difficult to understand what to focus on first – our remote Foundations sessions will help you master the skills you need to excel in the craft of product management.

Key takeaways

Know you’re doing the right stuff

Get a firm understanding of your role as a product manager – know you’re asking the right questions, and gain the confidence you need to make those all-important decisions.

Enhance your toolkit

Learn the core overarching product processes needed for getting a good product out of the door, including the key skills, tools, and frameworks required and how to decide which ones to use and when.

Master those all-important people skills

Learn how to hone your product management core team communication skills, how to think about “culture as product”, and in turn foster a team that is geared towards continuous improvement.

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At a glance
  • Duration: 2 consecutive half-day sessions
  • Format: Remote, interactive training – online lectures interspersed with regular discussion, Q&As and group activities to encourage hands-on learning, using Zoom and other digital collaboration tools
  • Who is this for: Working product managers with ~6 months to 1.5 years in the role
  • Key skills learned: Design thinking practice, customer discovery, user interviews, backlog creation and management, core team communication, confidence building
  • Frameworks covered: Personas, wireframes & prototypes, interview guides, lean testing, user stories, retrospectives
Upcoming Foundations sessions

These workshops are scheduled across multiple days in short blocks of time, allowing for participation from different time zones.

Tickets for our Spring workshops are on sale now –  to be the first to hear about future ticket releases, please join our mailing list.

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"I found the communication and preparation before the workshop great - the intro materials, advice on equipment for the workshop, tools used etc."

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What you’ll learn

Product Management Foundations is a remote training workshop taking place over two half-days. Each module includes a lecture component on theory and practice, interspersed with hands-on activities where you’ll work through your own product challenges. This means that you will have the opportunity to apply and work with concepts in a setting that will answer questions and facilitate critical thinking.

Product Development Lifecycle

  • The stages of the product lifecycle and how they fit into your role
  • Learning Mindsets and how they apply at each stage of the product lifecycle
  • Evolving your craft as a product manager

Goals Alignment

  • OKRs vs. KPIs vs. Metrics
  • Breaking down business goals for your product
  • Aligning the team and organisation around goals
  • The difference between business goals and product outcomes

Hypothesis and Testing

  • Crafting an effective hypothesis
  • Ways to test your hypothesis
  • Planning a valuable experiment

User Interviews

  • Creating user interview scripts
  • Different types of interview
  • Components of a user interview and when to use them
  • Conducting user interviews and avoiding bias

Product Roadmapping

  • Understand the purpose of a roadmap
  • Determine the right structure for your product roadmap
  • Facilitate a collaborative roadmap creation and update process
  • Identify outcomes and themes out of features and solutions

Your Role in the Team

  • How to lead without authority
  • Cultivating psychological safety
  • Nurturing creativity

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How does remote work?

In order to continue offering product management training in a safe environment for our attendees and trainers, we have devised this new interactive, remote workshop format, run as two consecutive half-day sessions.

You can focus all of your time and energy into two concentrated half-days of product learning, and as with our in-person workshops, you’ll get full access to our tried-and-tested Foundations curriculum, expert trainers, and a community of product peers.

Each half-day will include live online lectures interspersed with regular discussion, Q&As, and group activities to encourage hands-on learning. We’ll use Zoom and other digital collaboration tools.

To keep you energised and engaged, we’ll also run warm-ups and icebreakers, and take regular breaks.

Please note: This workshop is run as two half-day sessions and you must attend both parts

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About the training provider

Mind the Product is a global community of product managers and product-minded professionals who are passionate about building great products. The platform offers a range of resources, events, and training opportunities designed to help individuals and teams build, launch, and scale successful products.

One of the things that sets Mind the Product apart is its emphasis on community. The platform offers a range of opportunities for product managers and product-minded professionals to connect, share knowledge and insights, and collaborate on projects. This includes a range of in-person and online events, as well as a thriving community forum.

Mind the Product also offers a range of resources designed to help individuals and teams build successful products. This includes a range of articles, podcasts, and webinars, as well as a comprehensive product management toolkit that provides templates, frameworks, and best practices for product management.

For businesses seeking to upskill their product teams, Mind the Product offers a range of training opportunities, including in-person workshops and online courses. These courses cover a range of topics, including product management, product design, and agile development, and are taught by industry experts with real-world experience in building successful products.