Product Discovery and Product Delivery Training

Product Discovery and Product Delivery Training


This course immerses students in hands on product discovery with lean UX practices and product design thinking. Students select a product idea to explore and use it as a vehicle for the course. Starting with the formation of a product discovery team and proceeding through lean UX practices, students design a product with measurable impact. As part of the discovery process, students will use opportunity mapping, collaborative framing, pragmatic personas, story mapping and story splitting and simple, visual design ideas. For people working with agile teams, this course will help build strong product backlogs with better stories as well as providing insights into continuous product discovery that feed continuous product delivery.  

Learning Outcomes

  • Overview of Product Discovery and Delivery as well as Product Thinking and Lean UX
  • Learn to frame Product Ownership and Product Communities
  • Experience the use of tools like Opportunity Mapping, Collaborative Framing, Pragmatic Personas, Story Mapping, Customer Journeys, Sketching and Measureable Impacts like KPI and more
  • Embrace the reality that many product ideas may be wrong and early validation is essentials
  • Learn to investigate early learning that is “outside the code” and helps build less of the wrong thing
  • Adding clarity with tests as well as measure impact with tools and more Creating an ongoing cadence for product discovery fed by product delivery

Intended Audience

In short, anyone interested in learning to question and explore customers and products. If your backlog is simply a glorified todo list, this course is for you. More specifically, this course is focused on product owners and product managers, but the materials will provide value for anyone looking to more quickly learn what they do not know about users and products or anyone who is part of an agile community looking to improve their use of stories, backlogs and agile or lean delivery practices.

Agenda

Like many other DevJam courses, this is a hands on course where students learn with a simple example and then step into working a contextual, real world example of their choosing.

Day One

Agile and Lean Product Design

Expectations, Curiosities and the Selection of Product Idea for the Course Overview of Lean UX and Product Discovery Building Product Communities, Product Owners, Users and Markets The Importance of Making Measurable Choices with Intended Impact Discovering with Impact Mapping and Framing the Measurable Success of Tomorrow

Day Two

Framing Design Targets: Who cares about your product idea(s)?

Framing Design Targets and Your Guess at Their Needs (Why they might care) Introduction to Story Mapping, Story Splitting and Customer Journeys Pragmatic Sketching, Prototyping and other Pragmatic Tools for Early Validation **

Continuously Evolving Product Ideas

Adding Clarity with Tests and Examples and Measures Establishing a sustainable discovery cadence that feeds into and learns from a delivery cadence
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