Another conversation about product management for learning

On Thursday the 8th of July, we hosted a second conversation about product management for learning. Our previous event (summarised here) focused on what we mean by product management and why it is vital for success in the learning world. This time we delved a little further into the characteristics and capabilities of the role… Continue reading Another conversation about product management for learning

Skills and capabilities for learning product management: A conversation

The event On Thursday 8th July we’ll be hosting a conversation on the skills and capabilities needed to develop and run digital products for learning. This follows a previous event, during which we discussed broader themes of product management for learning and why it’s time to bring these approaches into our practice. How to organise,… Continue reading Skills and capabilities for learning product management: A conversation

That product management conversation

When we decided to host a conversation about product management in learning, we were unsure whether people would join us and if we would have much to say to each other. So, it was gratifying to be joined by a smart, curious, experienced and voluble group last week. It was a busy chat and my… Continue reading That product management conversation

Creating an internal corporate product – a little more personal history

I am finding this product management theme to be a rich seam for thinking and organising ideas around my work. Having shared some personal history, this is a little more self-indulgence in that respect. It is a different example however, prompted again by recent conversation. It’s not strictly about learning and development but in a… Continue reading Creating an internal corporate product – a little more personal history

Developing a product mindset for L&D: A conversation

The event On Wednesday 26th May we’ll be hosting an open conversation about developing a product mindset in learning. In the digital world, the Product Management discipline has become a cohesive force for change. In learning and development, the value and opportunity of product management behaviours is beginning to be better understood. Whilst the idea… Continue reading Developing a product mindset for L&D: A conversation

A short personal story of product management for learning

Continuing the series of posts about product management in learning and getting a little more personal. The discussion and description of principles and approaches to product management for learning has caused some reflection on my part – when, where and how these have worked well for me and my colleagues and what bloopers and blunders… Continue reading A short personal story of product management for learning

What does a good product manager for learning do?

Before we start, a quick note on nomenclature, if I may. Product manager for learning and products for learning rather than learning products is a minor but useful clarification in the way we talk about this subject. Linguistic pedantry can be exhausting I realise, but I think we need to avoid the notion that we… Continue reading What does a good product manager for learning do?

What might a product manager for learning be?

For the persistent few, this is another post on the theme of product management in the learning world. (Previous posts can be found here, on our preoccupation with technology and here, on our preoccupation with platforms and programmes). I would like to shift the focus a little from the need for product management thinking in… Continue reading What might a product manager for learning be?

Making a start on digitalness – digital behaviours are simple but hard

Slightly warily, I am considering a series of posts on one theme. The theme is ‘making a start on digitalness’. I am wary because I have started this kind of project before and lost momentum. I am considering another attempt for this topic. In drafting this idea as one post I became lost in notes… Continue reading Making a start on digitalness – digital behaviours are simple but hard