Product Management Foundations

Programme Code D194
Product Management
Learning Partner(s)
Mind the Product
1 Day
Format Online
Product Life Cycle Management Market/User Research & Planning Product Strategy
Job Roles
ICT&SS Professional Product Manager


Gain confidence in decision-making and ehance your product management skills. Product Management Foundations is a remote training programme taking place over two half-days. Each module includes a lecture component on theory and practice, interspersed with hands-on activities where you will work through your own product challenges. This means that you will have the opportunity to apply and work with concepts in a setting that will answer questions and facilitate critical thinking.

Key Takeaways

At the end of this programme, you will be able to:
  • Understand your role as a product manager – know you are asking the right questions and gain the confidence you need to make important decisions
  • Learn the core overarching product processes needed for producing a good product, including the key skills, tools and frameworks required, and how to decide which ones to use and when
  • Learn how to showcase your product management core team communication skills, how to think about “culture as product” and in turn foster a team that is geared towards continuous improvement

Who Should Attend

Please refer to the job roles section.

Programme Structure

This programme will cover the following topics:

  • Product Development Lifecycle
    • The stages of the product lifecycle and how they fit into your role
    • Learning mindsets and how the apply at each stage of the product lifecycle
    • Evolving your craft as a product manager
  • Goals Alignment
    • OKRs vs. KPIs vs. Metrics
    • Breaking down business goals for your product
    • Aligning the team and organisation around goals
    • The difference between business goals and product outcomes
  • Hypothesis and Testing
    • Crafting an effective hypothesis
    • Ways to test your hypothesis
    • Planning a valuable experiment
    • Different type of experiment
    • Components of a user interview and when to use them
    • Conducting user interviews and avoiding bias
  • Product Road Mapping
    • Understand the purpose of a roadmap
    • Determine the right structure for your product roadmap
    • Facilitate a collaborative roadmap creation and update process
    • Identify outcomes and themes out of features and solutions
  • Leading Product Teams
    • How to lead without authority
    • Cultivating psychological safety
    • Nurturing creativity
Payment for this programme is to Mind the Product, base on respective currency and subjected to exchange rate.

How To Register

This virtual instructor-led programme (2 consecutive half-day sessions) is open for registration to all Public Service Officers via this link.

For GovTechies, please apply through self-source mode and register directly with the Learning Partner –  Mind the Product.

For other WOG Officers, please contact your respective training coordinator to register directly with the Learning Partner –  Mind the Product.