Product managers have a difficult job – they work to develop products that are useful for consumers and profitable to businesses. If you are looking to get into this field, or you just want some tips to get better at your job, attend the Product Management Essentials 102 Training Workshop from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Addison TreeHouse.
This overview course is for product managers that want to build on their skills and influence. According to its website, “The intention of this course is to help product managers build a strategic layer onto their core product practices and focus on the soft skills and influencing tactics that are often needed to ensure effective product delivery.”
This full-day workshop is made up of six different modules, which each have a lecture component to go over theory and practice, and a hands-on component to allow participants to practice the concepts through critical thinking.
The six modules include:
- Evaluating opportunity
- Implementing user research
- Research techniques
- Stakeholder management
This workshop is put on by Mind the Product, the world’s largest product community that works to grow and nurture the product management community. Mind the Product hosts various training sessions throughout the year, led by a trainer who has worked with multiple products and domains.
The trainers hosting the Jan. 18 workshop are Yolanda Ladia and Adam Rose. Ladia is an associate director of experience design at VML and is co-organizer for ProductTank Dallas. She has spent the past 10 years in product management and UX, with experience in startups, agencies and large corporations. According to her bio, “She believes in developing a deep understanding of customers and their needs in order to build products and services that solve real problems for real people.”
Rose is co-founder and current executive director of Product Camp Dallas, who has taught product management to seasoned professionals and middle school students. He is also a product manager at Modern Message, a local startup. According to his bio, “In his spare time (minimal with his wife and three kids), he enjoys building hardware and software projects that are not quite ready for prime time. If he could, he’d be on a bicycle right now.”
Tickets to this workshop are $799 per person. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., and breakfast, a buffet lunch, tea and coffee will be provided.
Start this year focused on your career by taking the Product Management Essentials 102 Training Workshop. This is a perfect opportunity to learn a lot, learn from experienced professionals and network with the product management community!