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May 20, 2020
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This course will help people new to product or project management be able to create a project plan to help guide the development of a product through to completion. In this course, Managing Product Design & Development Projects, you’ll learn foundational knowledge on how to create a project plan by following a seven-step process. First, you’ll explore using the seven-step process to create a draft plan. Next, you’ll learn about how to ask for feedback and implement feedback comments. Then, you'll look at how to deal with negative feedback of your work. Finally, you’ll learn how to use a cookbook of project management tools that you can use straight away to create a killer project plan. You'll look at Gantt charts, Swot analysis, Stakeholder matrices, RACI matrices, cause and effect diagrams and risk analysis heat maps. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of product and project management needed to create project plans to help see a product through from inception through to delivery.

About the author
About the author

Stephen Haunts is an experienced Software Developer and Leader who has worked across multiple business domains including Computer Games, Finance, and Healthcare Retail and Distribution. Stephen has worked in languages ranging from Assembler, various forms of BASIC, to C and C++, and then finding his love of C# and .NET.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi, everyone. My name is Steven Haunts, and welcome to my course, Managing Product Design and Development Projects. As a product or project manager, effective planning of your products' requirements and how you plan to run the projects are essential. A key part of this is it that you will be able to create a draft project plan. In this course, we'll look at how to create a draft project plan by following a seven‑step process, how to successfully seek feedback on your plan and then implement feedback comments, how to deal with negative criticism. Finally, we'll look at a cookbook of different projects and product management tools that you can use, such as Gantt charts, SWOT analysis, RACI matrices, stakeholder matrices, cause and effect diagrams, and, finally, risk maps. The overall aim of this course is to help you, a new product or project manager, pick up the skills to be able to effectively draw up a project plan, keep it maintained, and help run a product development through to completion. This course is aimed at anyone that works in product development or project management or is looking to move into these areas. No prior experience is assumed. By the end of the course, you'll have everything you need to be able to plan a project for product development. If you find this course useful, then I have other courses in the Pluralsight library that will help you, such as Managing Stakeholder Relationships, Innovation in the Workplace, How to Run Effective Meetings, and Agile Fundamentals. I hope you'll join me, Stephen Haunts, on this journey to learn about product management with my course, Managing Product Design and Development Projects here, at Pluralsight.