Product Mindset Workshops 2018

Next Workshop:

January 26th, 2018

Location:

Union League Club - Philadelphia, PA

Time:

8AM - 4PM

Address:

140 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102

WHY LEARN PRACTICAL DESIGN THINKING?


Creating software products is risky, expensive and hard. Customer needs and markets are constantly changing. If your product isn’t easy to use and engaging, customers will be gone in seconds.

Strategy alone can’t keep up with all the technical, design, and business decisions necessary to build software products with impact. We believe that if you give your team the right mindset - Practical Design Thinking - they can see opportunity, move quickly, and create products customers want to buy and use.

For more than 10 years, we’ve helped more than 250 companies build software that is driving their growth in the digital economy. We’ve helped our clients create billions of dollars of equity value and engage with tens of millions of consumers.


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What's in it for you?

Event Schedule

8:00 AM

REGISTRATION & BREAKFAST

Come early to register, pick up your name badge, and meet other attendees. Coffee and breakfast will be provided.

9:00 AM

Why Everything is Product (presented by Product Collective)

A great product drives businesses forward, but product development is difficult - in industry after industry, situation after situation, it's extraordinarily difficult to hit home runs. Design Thinking has gained widespread acceptance, and justifiably so, as an effective approach to innovation. Where some feel it falls short, however, is that design thinking was not structured to drive business results. It is a thinking process, not a doing process.

9:20 AM

The Genesis of the Product Mindset

The 3Pillar team will share the creation story of the Product Mindset, how it has evolved over the years, and how its 3 core values came to be.

9:40 AM

Building for Outcomes

We don’t just want to write code, we want to help businesses thrive and grow. The first value of the Product Mindset is to ensure your teams are focused on building for outcomes. We’ll introduce a dash of Design Thinking to work through the first set of collaborative exercises and presentations before breaking for lunch.

11:30 AM

LUNCH

This workshop is known for lively discussion and networking. Connect with your peers and our speakers over lunch.

12:00 NOON

MINIMIZE TIME TO VALUE

If you’re not putting something tangible into stakeholders’ - or better yet, users’ - hands early and often, you’re relying on guesswork to guide you. Not a strategy that often leads to success. You and your team will try your hand at coming up with the shortest path to value in a fast-moving scenario where real-world, real-life issues get thrown at you.

1:15 PM

EXCEL AT CHANGE

As we’ll see during the previous hour, knowing how and when to respond to change is a skill that’s necessary for product teams to master. Nobody said it would be easy, however. Humans are hard-wired to avoid change. So how can you make it something your teams embrace rather than grumble about? That’s the $64,000 question, and it’s one we’ll tackle with you in the last session of the day.

2:35 PM

SUMMARY & PANEL DISCUSSION

To wrap things up, we’ll bring it back to center and leave you with some tangible tools you can use when you go back to the product development trenches. We’ll also have an open panel discussion so attendees can ask questions of the day’s presenters and vice versa.

3:00 - 4:00 PM

HAPPY HOUR & NETWORKING

After intense focus on building high-performing teams and high-performance software, we'll break out early for a happy hour and will provide you with the opportunity to chat with your peers in the development community. Come for the learning; stay for the conversation and exchange of ideas!

Our Speakers

Get to know the team that will be delivering the Product Mindset and a little more about their bona fides in the world of product development.

Previously attended by

These are just a few of the companies who have benefited from Product Mindset workshops in the past.

Presented by

This Product Mindset Workshop is presented by 3Pillar Global and Product Collective. 3Pillar Global is a digital product development company that builds innovative, revenue-generating software products that help businesses quickly turn ideas into value. Product Collective is for product management professionals, startup founders and product leaders in modern technology companies intent on using new methods, frameworks and tools to build, launch and scale groundbreaking software products.

Testimonials

Don’t just take it from us that the workshop is a valuable way to spend the day. Here are a few quotes from attendees of our last workshop.

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