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Understanding Your Product

by Tommy van Schaik

This course will teach you all the tools, techniques, and the required mindset to analyze and communicate all aspects regarding the product you are developing.

What you'll learn

As product owners, we are the link between the business and the development organization, and this role requires us to know every aspect of our product inside-out. In this course, Understanding Your Product, you will learn all the required skills to analyze and communicate all aspects regarding the product you are developing. First, you will look at the agile mindset that is required to make an objective analysis of all facets of your product. Second, you will focus on identifying and managing stakeholders. Finally, you will explore how to identify value and effectively communicate that with stakeholders of the product. By the end of this course, you will have the skills and knowledge to identify and analyze all aspects of your product, which are some of the core skills of an effective product owner.

Course FAQ

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for anyone who is looking to improve their knowledge and skills to identify all relevant aspects of product development with their team or teams.

What is an objective analysis?

Objective analysis is the process of interpolating data from irregularly spaced locations to a fixed grid. In addition to simply gridding unevenly-spaced data, objective analysis can filter data.

What is stakeholder management?

Stakeholder management is the process of maintaining good relationships with the people who have most impact on your work. Communicating with each one in the right way can play a vital part in keeping them "on board.”

Why is it important to identify stakeholders?

Stakeholder identification is a continuous process during the entire project life cycle. Identifying them, understanding their level of effect on a project, and satisfying their demands, needs, and expectations is essential for the success of the project.

What is meant by product development?

Product development is the complete process of delivering a new product or improving an existing one for customers. Every stage of product development requires a strategy to be successful and generate revenue for a business.

About the author

Born and raised in the Netherlands, Tommy van Schaik found out early that his natural habitat was between business and IT. After getting his bachelor's and master's in Business & IT, he decided to join the Dutch Air Force as a Communications Systems Officer. During his last tour in the United States, he found his love for agile transitions and dealing with development teams. He quickly transitioned to the Civilian world to do what he loves best: helping organizations transition to future-proof s... more

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