Learning Sprint

Product Management


With 2021 set to be a year of transition between the pandemic and a real return to our old ways, here are six ways this will affect the world of Product Management:

  • Digital products will be key to business growth

  • The increased specialization of product roles

  • Rise of the product operations manager

  • Product management tools evolve faster than ever

  • COVID-19 continues to impact how we work

  • Building meaningful customer connections is more critical than ever



As businesses and organisations seek to define success in the digital economy, the demand is increasing for exceptional, multi-talented Product Managers to be the key source of growth and innovation.

What does an outstanding Product Manager look like?

A stand-out Product Manager requires both soft and hard skills - the ability to be both empathetic toward customers’ motivations and goals while delving into the data and guiding development life-cycles. They wear many hats, have stakeholders around the business and think both strategically and tactically. It's a complex, demanding yet ultimately satisfying role and one that plays a central part in any innovative forward moving business.

Supercharge your product management skills

Our Product Manager Learning Sprint equips individuals with the foundation and skills to succeed as a Product Manager. 

Got a product idea you want to evolve?
Bring your own original product idea to further refine and develop it. Walk in to the course with a rough sketch and through 5 weeks of class activities and mentorship you’ll walk out with a developed and tested low-fidelity prototype.
Our five week learning sprint will enable you:

To utilise human centered design to identify opportunities

To test hypotheses with lean methodology

To create product metrics that ensure business impact

To lead cross-disciplinary teams

This course will build your confidence to take concepts from ideas through to launch, and deliver continuous impact.    

Who is this course for?

  • Existing Product Managers who want to super-charge their PM skills

  • Product Managers who may have transitioned into the role from other parts of the business

  • People new to product management wanting to start off on the right track of continuous delivery

What you’ll learn

Module 1
Scoping the Opportunity & Defining a Human-centric Problem Statement
  • Learn tools to better understand users. 

  • Learn how to conduct research, identify user pain points and find opportunities to create business and customer value.

Module 2
Business Model Canvas and Working with Cross Disciplinary Teams
  • Learn techniques to differentiate your ideas and scope a business canvas. 

  • Learn how to work with developers and designers. Understand how to leverage their strengths, and the principles of engineering and design. 

  • Learn new strategies for engaging with multiple stakeholders and building effective partnerships.

Module 3
Ideation & Wireframing to Get Feedback Quickly
  • Learn frameworks to help you select the right idea and prioritise the most important features.

  • Learn to craft low fidelity mockups with tools such as Invision and Sketch.  

Module 4
MVP & Metrics
  • Explore what it means to create a MVP. From understanding the core assumptions in your MVP, the metrics to track, and how to articulate a products value.

Module 5
Lean-testing & Continuous Delivery
  • Learn Agile delivery methodologies 

  • Implement agile to continuously innovate to improve your product.

The details

Next Start Dates
Cohort 1
Wednesday, 7th April
Wednesday, 14th April
Wednesday, 21st April
Wednesday, 28th April
Wednesday, 5th May
Cohort 2
Wednesday, 2nd June
Wednesday, 9th June
Wednesday, 16th June
Wednesday, 23rd June
Wednesday, 30th June
Course Cost
$900 + GST*

*Non-government funded. Student Loans and allowances do not apply.

*Excludes Salesforce. Prices shown reflect the revised course cost.


•  5 weeks, part-time

•  Wednesdays 4-8pm


Delivered face-to-face at our new premises, 99 Khyber Pass Road.

Small Business Funding

Your business may be eligible for Capability Voucher Funding from the Regional Business Partner Network. More information here. 

Download the
programme syllabus
Sharpen your edge as a Product Manager

Your instructors

Taurean Butler

Innovation Advisor

Richard Rowley

Innovation Advisor

Felix Scholtz

Technology & Product Specialist

Organisation or Business Workshops and Courses


Learning and development is essential to ensuring your organisation's success and are important to cultivating a strong organisational culture. 


Our business workshops and courses are designed to increase capabilities and allow participants to bring in their real world work challenges. We offer a range of group size workshops that include improving skills in creativity, technology deployment, sustainability planning, leadership, and diversity and inclusion. We've partnered with organisations such as Callaghan Innovation, Danone, and BNZ. 


If you are a leader in an organisation interested in developing your people and simultaneously thinking how to make your company more future-fit, reach out to our Corporate Innovation team.


2020 revealed that the institutes of success can be overturned in a blink. Consumers are seeking ethical, trusted technology. Organizations must reconcile with the impacts limitless growth has brought to the planet.

Speak to our Corporate Innovation team

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99 Khyber Pass Road

Grafton, Auckland 1023

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