Managing Product Managers

Learn How to Become a Highly-effective Manager of Product Management Teams

Managing Product Managers™ is an eight-hour course that provides managers with the practical tools they need to develop and lead a team of Product Managers. Topics include what makes managing Product Managers different, building team influence, keys to avoiding failure, and reinforcing leadership among your Product Managers. Through a combination of instruction and hands-on exercises, attendees will gain the knowledge and skills needed to be more effective product team leaders.

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Course Info - What's Covered

  • Skill Level

    • New and Experienced Managers
  • Topics Covered

    • What makes managing Product Managers different
    • Four keys to avoiding failure for your team
    • Reinforcing leadership among your Product Managers
    • Building team influence outside your group
    • Finalizing your team and leadership plan
  • Time Commitment

    8 Hours

  • Course Format

    Lectures, discussions, and intensive hands-on exercises

    • In-Person 
    • Live Online – available in 2021
  • Certificate

    Provided to each attendee at the end of the course

  • Price

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Who This Course Is For

  • Those who supervise Product Managers
  • Experienced managers
  • New managers

What You Will Learn

This course will teach managers how to become more effective Product Management team leaders to empower their teams to deliver products that matter. Whether they are new to the leadership role, or a seasoned manager, they’ll learn how to avoid the common pitfalls of leading a Product Management team, empower their teams for success, and measurably grow their teams’ influence outside the Product Management group. They’ll better understand how to focus their Product Managers on developing and growing their key skills to become true product leaders.

  • Topics Include:

    • Defining the role of the Product Manager
    • What makes managing Product Managers different?
    • Four keys to avoiding failure for your team
    • How your role changes from managing products to managing leaders
    • Reinforcing leadership among your Product Managers
    • Developing a culture of “why”
    • Keeping a strength focus
    • Putting candor to work
    • Facilitating PM influence & other core skills
    • Building team influence outside your group
    • Finalizing your team and leadership plan
  • 16 Exercises

    • Five all-class exercises
    • 11 individual exercises
    • 30-day action plan – an eight-page workbook that students complete over the course of the day. The Action Plan allows students to walk away with a tangible list of their own first steps to put the course learnings to work with their team.
  • What’s Included with the Training

    • An official personalized course diploma and certificate of completion
    • Key materials provided for future reference
    • Course workbook for creating a team and leadership plan

Course Goals

    • Learn to be more effective in managing, leading, and inspiring a Product Management team
    • Gain skills and strategies to help grow Product Managers into more effective Product Leaders
    • Walk away with an actionable plan with a tangible list of first steps to put the course leadership learnings to work with their team.

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