Introduction to Product Teams and Stakeholder Collaboration

This course provides an understanding of different roles involved in product teams and their process of stakeholder collaboration. Effective stakeholder collaboration is a critical component in the successful delivery of any project. Even though stakeholders can often make or break a project, they are often overlooked in the projects. The course covers an understanding of identifying, analysing, engaging stakeholders, and managing their expectations. The course also covers the frameworks for stakeholder collaboration in product management which include Agile, Scrum, Kanban, and Waterfall. The course provides a foundation for product teams to have a positive influence on stakeholder engagement, improve buy-in, and maintain commitment to their projects.

Course Learning Objectives:

  • Gain an understanding of product teams, their structures, and types.
  • Learn the types, roles, responsibilities, and skillset of a product manager.
  • Understand the importance of communication skills for product managers.
  • Understand the responsibilities of product managers in large organizations.
  • Learn the responsibilities of product owner, project manager, and program manager.
  • Gain an understanding of the differences between the product manager and other roles.
  • Gain an understanding of stakeholders and how product managers deal with different stakeholders.
  • Learn the importance of stakeholder collaboration.
  • Understand the process of stakeholder collaboration.
  • Gain an understanding of different types of frameworks in product management including Agile, Kanban, Scrum, and Waterfall.
  • Learn the stakeholder collaboration process for different product management frameworks.

Syllabus

Learning Objectives:
  • Gain an understanding of product teams, their structures, and types.
Module Components:

Video Lectures:

  • What is a Product Team?

Readings:

  • Structure of a Product Team
  • Different Types of Product Teams

Quiz:

  • Introduction to Product Teams
Learning Objectives:
  • Learn the types, roles, responsibilities, and skillset of a product manager.
  • Understand the importance of communication skills for product managers.
  • Understand the responsibilities of product managers in large organizations.
Module Components:

Video Lectures:

  • Who is a Product Manager?
  • Types of Product Managers
  • Responsibilities of a Product Manager
  • Meet the Product Managers at Google

Readings:

  • Developing a Product Mindset
  • Skillset of a Product Manager
  • A Sample Job Description of a Product Manager
  • Importance of Communication for Product Managers
  • Product Management at Tesla
  • Product Management at Start-Ups

Quiz:

  • Product Manager: Definition, Responsibilities, Skills, and Types
Learning Objectives:
  • Learn the responsibilities of product owner, project manager, and program manager.
  • Gain an understanding of the differences between the product manager and other roles.
Module Components:

Video Lectures:

  • Product Owner: Definition and Responsibilities
  • Product Manager vs. Product Owner
  • Project Manager: Definition and Responsibilities

Readings:

  • Product Manager vs. Project Manager
  • Program Manager: Definition and Responsibilities
  • Product Manager vs. Program Manager

Quiz:

  • Comparing Product Manager with Similar Roles
Learning Objectives:
  • Gain an understanding of stakeholders and how product managers deal with different stakeholders.
Module Components:

Video Lectures:

  • Who is a Stakeholder?
  • Process of Managing Relationships with Stakeholders in Product Management

Readings:

  • Tactics for Managing Product Stakeholders

Quiz:

  • Stakeholders in Product Management

 

Learning Objectives:
  • Learn the importance of stakeholder collaboration.
  • Understand the process of stakeholder collaboration.
Module Components:

Video Lectures:

  • Importance of Stakeholder Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Identification and Analysis

Readings:

  • Stakeholder Identification and Analysis in Detail
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Manage Stakeholders Expectations

Quiz:

  • Stakeholder Collaboration: Identify, Analyse, Plan, and Engage

 

Learning Objectives:
Module Components:

Video Lectures:

  • Facilitating Workshops with Stakeholders
  • Collaboration with Manufacturing Teams
  • Collaboration with Sales Teams
  • Collaboration with Product Marketing Teams

Readings:

  • Defining Design Requirements with Stakeholders
  • Collaboration with UX Teams

Quiz:

  • Stakeholder Collaboration in Product Management

 

Learning Objectives:
  • Gain an understanding of different types of frameworks in product management including Agile, Kanban, Scrum, and Waterfall.
  • Learn the stakeholder collaboration process for different product management frameworks.
Module Components:

Video Lectures:

  • Difference between Kanban and Scrum
  • Advantages of Agile Framework
  • Disadvantages of Agile Framework

Readings:

  • Frameworks for Stakeholder Collaboration in Product Management: An Overview
  • Agile Product Management
  • Scrum Product Management
  • Working with Stakeholders in Scrum
  • Kanban Product Management
  • Working with Stakeholders in Kanban
  • Understanding the Waterfall Framework

Quiz:

  • Frameworks for Stakeholder Collaboration in Product Management

 

Module Components:

Readings:

  • Why Collaboration Is the Key to Building Better Products

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