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Enjoy two days of learning by adding one of these amazing workshops to your Leading the Product experience.


Workshop 1:

Design Sprints with John Zeratsky

A 1 Day workshop

About this Workshop:

In this fun, fast-paced, hands-on workshop, you’ll learn the Design Sprint directly from its creator. John will rapidly lead you through the process, teaching how the various steps fit together and why and how they work. You’ll get tips and tricks beyond the Sprint book, and you’ll learn how to incorporate these techniques into normal meetings. John will give your team a new way of looking at business challenges and the confidence to approach those challenges with renewed energy and optimism. You’ll laugh. You’ll high five. You’ll learn ridiculously useful skills.

About John...

John Zeratsky is the bestselling author of Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days and Make Time: How to Focus on What Matters Every Day. For nearly 15 years, John was a designer for technology companies. At Google Ventures, he helped develop the design sprint process and worked with close to 200 startups, including Uber, Slack, 23andMe, Flatiron Health, One Medical Group, and Nest.

1-Day Workshop

Over the course of a single day, John will lead the group through a compressed design sprint focused on a sample challenge.

Learn how to:

  • Lead a team through the Design Sprint process with confidence
  • Map out a challenge and choose the most important place to start
  • Identify crucial business and product questions to be answered in your sprint
  • Sketch a solution with confidence, even if you’re not a designer
  • Make smart decisions without lengthy Discussion
  • Choose the right prototyping method for your product or service
  • Test hypotheses before you invest months of work and millions of dollars
  • Integrate Design Sprint methods into your product development calendar

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

This workshop is for:

  • Founders and executives
  • Team leaders and managers
  • Product Managers
  • Marketers
  • Designers
  • Engineers
  • Anyone who wants to have a larger impact on key projects

Design Sprints can be adapted for:

  • Software
  • Hardware
  • Services
  • Marketing, advertising, and sales
  • Internal team processes

Workshop 2:

Using Roadmaps and OKRs to Achieve your Product Vision with Bruce McCarthy

A 1 Day workshop

About this Workshop:

Product roadmaps get a bad rap – and for good reason. The traditional product roadmap isn't flexible enough for Lean and Agile methods and is often light on strategic context. We worry that we will underdeliver on our roadmap promises, or worse, deliver on our promises only to see things fail in the market. Many Product people have abandoned roadmaps altogether but are left with a nagging sense that they are missing the big picture.

We claim to “build, measure, learn”, but in reality we “build, ship, build, ship, build, ship.” This phenomenon typically gets attributed to bad roadmaps when really it's too much focus on outputs, rather than desired outcomes.

Fortunately, there's a new a new breed of product roadmap which focuses on results rather than features and dates. Based on Bruce’s best-selling new book Product Roadmapping Relaunched: Setting Product Direction While Embracing Uncertainty (O’Reilly, November 2017), Bruce will explain why the new approach to roadmapping works and how you can relaunch roadmapping in your organisation, leverage OKRs to measure progress, and gain buy-in from your key stakeholders.

What you'll learn:

  • How roadmaps and OKRs are the perfect partner tools to set a course and then track progress toward achieving your product vision.
  • The different components of a product roadmap, focusing on problems to solve, rather than features to ship.
  • How to get your stakeholders on board – because the best plan in the world is useless if you don’t have alignment from your stakeholders.
  • Practical exercises that lead you through the process of crafting compelling roadmaps and using OKRs to keep you on course to great results.
  • How to use roadmaps to communicate strategy.
  • How to leverage a proven framework and set of techniques for developing, communicating, and gaining alignment on your product direction.


Don’t assume that agile and lean methods exempt you from clearly defining or tracking progress toward your vision, intent and direction!

About Bruce ...

Bruce McCarthy is a serial entrepreneur, author, organizer, and speaker at product, UX, and innovation events around the world. He helps growing organizations achieve their product visions through workshops, mentoring, and team coaching. Bruce co-wrote Product Roadmapping Relaunched: How to Set Direction While Embracing Uncertainty and opines regularly about Product Culture.



Workshop 3:

What Do Product Leaders Do? (and How Can I Become One?) with Rich Mironov

A 1 Day workshop

About this Workshop:

In this full-day workshop, you’ll dig into the role of Product Leader or Director/VP of Product Management. Rich will take the group through what product leaders do, their challenges, and how that’s different from individual contributor product jobs. You’ll do some skills-building, group exercises, safely ask candid career questions, and ponder whether that next-job-up is one you want.

Rich is a 35-year veteran of Silicon Valley product management including 6 startups. He is a smokejumper product executive – parachuting into software companies to run product teams on an interim basis – and has coached scores of product leaders. He founded Product Camp, has been blogging about software product management since 2002 and his “Art of Product Management” (2008) was one of the first books on the subject.

What we’ll learn together:

  • What does a product leader actually do? How is that the same/different from what individual product managers do?
  • Different product organizational models
  • Ways to build/nurture product teams
  • Creating strategy and tooling processes
  • Growing cross-functional collaboration and trust
  • Working with C-level execs on business/product/goal alignment
  • Do I want that job? Opportunities, concerns, other career paths
  • How to signal interest and move up into a leadership role


WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This workshop is perfect for anyone thinking about moving up the product org chart, or newly promoted product leaders.

Product managers, senior product owners, design/research leads: learn how product leadership differs from individual contributor product (and design) roles. Get a taste of the new challenges, skills, conflicts and organizational ju jitsu of great product leaders. Safely talk about your own goals and ways to demonstrate interest/readiness for leadership opportunities.

Newly promoted product leaders – hear what’s important and strategic in your new role, identify key challenges and areas for skills development. Learn what issues other product leaders wrestle with.



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