Published byO'Reilly Media, Inc.
The field of business management has forever been the dumping ground for those evangelizing the “latest idea” and “newest concept.” One day, you’re organized and managing a certain way; the following day, you’re being urged to adopt the next big thing. And what would a manager’s life be without buzzwords and jargon? But over the years, one management model has stood the test of time and fads, and is as important a management paradigm today as it’s ever been: Lean.
Lean is a proven methodology and process that has worked for decades across a broad range of industries. In this learning path, product designers, managers, CEOs, CTOs, UX designers—anyone in a management role, really—will see how to apply this time-tested approach to the modern enterprise. You’ll learn how to embrace a mindset and organizational structure that emphasizes more iteration on ideas, integrated feedback from customers, and a continuous path toward innovation so that your organization does more than just keep up with competitors; you want it to thrive in the most competitive of markets. This learning path will guide you toward adopting change and working like the most successful startups, but with a decidedly enterprise-level focus.
What you’ll learn—and how you can apply it
- Learn tips on how to think about past projects and which mistakes to avoid
- Learn the approaches, styles, insights, and techniques of successful product managers who have already adopted Lean techniques
- Learn how to talk about your project's outcome, benefits, and future
This learning path is for you because…
- You’re a product designer, UX designer, or similar, and are looking to build and manage design teams within a Lean framework
- You’re a product manager interested in Lean methodology to adopt more efficient, dynamic, and responsive development processes
- You’re a product manager, CEO, or CTO who is looking to make your organization more responsive to your customer’s wants and needs toward the goal of creating ever-better products
- You should be familiar with product design concepts and general practices (useful but not required)
Materials or downloads needed in advance: None