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Course length: 3 days training + 6 weeks hands-on coaching
Location: Delivered as private class, or as public event
Class size: 10-25 participants
Certification: Certified Product Innovation Professional CPIP

Learning objectives

  • Roles and responsibilities of a Product Manager
  • Frameworks for innovation
  • Effectively manage a product backlog
  • Prioritization techniques
  • User Stories, Features, and Epics
  • Customer segmentation and discovery techniques
  • Design Thinking
  • Product Journey mapping and Minimum Viable Products (MVP)
  • Ideation techniques
  • Metrics, measuring outcomes, driving business results
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SPARK ENGINE

Certified Product Innovation Professional CPIP

Product Management is today one of the most important yet challenging roles in any organization focused on innovation. Too often this role is responsible for making all the decisions on a product, managing priorities and the backlog, and acting as the single customer advocate. This is a lot, and things are often not as they are supposed to be. This class teaches a team-based approach to product ownership, tapping into Innovation Frameworks, Design Thinking, and Lean Startup concepts. It provides expert advice on how to discover user needs, ideate the right solution, manage a backlog, measure value, and plan the work with MVPs and roadmaps.

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A product is the aggregate of tangible and intangible attributes that deliver benefits to the customer and solve a specific need. A great product is one that delivers an awesome customer experience. Organizations and teams that keep their customers’ needs into focus, foster a culture of agility, and empower their teams to make the right decisions, are more likely to set the conditions for great products to come alive.

Building upon the principles of Agile, Design Thinking, and Lean Startup, this class takes participants through a series of interactive exercises where they learn the responsibilities of a Product Manager/Owner, and apply first-hand the principles of effective product management to create innovative products. At the end of the class, participants are able to drive product innovation in an organization , and successfully apply prioritization, vision, User Story mapping, and customer-centric feedback to any product.

The course is certified by Spark Engine.

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SCRUM ALLIANCE

Certified Scrum Product Owner CSPO

This class introduces key aspects of the Scrum framework, and focuses on the Product Owner role. As a member of the Scrum Team, the Product Owner is the business and customer representative and has responsibility for driving the development of products that customers love.
Learn the essential skills and responsibilities of the Product Owner, including managing product backlogs, prioritizing User Stories, and acting as the representative for customer value.

Course length: 2 days
Format: Delivered on premise at your office or virtually with a live instructor.
Class size: 8-30 participants
Certification: This class includes the Certified Scrum Product Owner certification by the Scrum Alliance.

Learning objectives

  • Overview of Agile frameworks and Scrum values
  • Roles and responsibilities of a Product Owner
  • Discovery techniques
  • User Personas
  • Product Vision
  • Manage a product backlog
  • Prioritization techniques
  • User Stories, Features, and Epics
  • Effective use of Sprint workflow to drive activities with the team
  • Plan a sprint and a release
  • Roadmaps
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Today’s market is increasingly more competitive, as new products come on a daily basis, and entire industries get thrown upside down by innovators. Companies today cannot afford to ideate, research, and develop a new product over a long time. The risk is that by the time the product is ready for launch, someone nimbler, faster, more agile, who is able to identify an opportunity and quickly bring a solution to life, has already taken the top spot in the market.

Taught by a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), this class takes participants through a series of interactive workshops where they learn the responsibilities of a Product Owner, and apply first-hand the principles of Scrum. The CSPO certification attests the ability to act as the Product Owner in an organization , and successfully apply prioritization, vision, User Story grooming, and customer-centric feedback to any product.

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Course length: 1 day to 2 days
Location: Delivered on premise at your office, or virtually with collaboration tools
Class size: 4-16 participants

Objectives

  • Create alignment around a shared vision for the product to be built
  • Provide visibility into expected features and capabilities of the product
  • Identify an MVP (Minimum Viable Product) and a roadmap for future releases
  • Define a plan to execute the work and build the product
  • Create a medium to align on prioritization and trade-off decisions with stakeholders

 

WORKSHOP

Product Journey Map and MVP: Build your product with minimum effort

This is a custom workshop developed specifically to support your needs in product planning and alignment within the product team. Over the course of 1 to 2 days, your team creates alignment around objectives, identifies the key features to support a customer journey, and defines priorities to build an MVP of your product. During this workshop participants learn how to identify an MVP (Minimum Viable Product) and create a roadmap using prioritization techniques and Product Journey Maps. This is a hands-on workshop with minimum lectures. Participants learn by doing while working on your real product.

The Product Journey Map helps in creating transparency and alignment among everyone involved in the product effort. Because the plan is visible to everyone, conversations about priorities and trade-off become conversations about what can be included in the plan and should be removed. This takes the emotions away and creates alignment with everyone.

The outcomes of this workshop can be applied to any type of product or service, and are useful for startups and established companies.

Workshop taught at several companies and organizations, including Capital One, G4S, Neocova, and Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship

Learn more

Learn more about Product Journey Maps and download our How-to Guide to Product Journey Maps to learn more

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