Product Managers + UX teams: Working Together Masterclass | UX Events

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SEPTEMBER 2nd 8:00AM PDT; 11:00AM EDT; 4:00PM BST; 5:00 PM CET; 8:30 PM IST

2.5 hrs

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Product Managers + UX teams: working better together Masterclass

Product management groups often manage, lead, or heavily influence UX teams. Product management (‘Product’) plays this role due to its close proximity to Engineering and ‘the Business’. However, many product managers struggle to “play well” (get the most out of interactions) with UX process and team inputs and outputs. In Product’s defense, this line of business inherited UX in many ways to save it from being incorporated as a sub-function of Engineering. However, product managers must understand specifically what value UX brings and how to work with UX teams better.

Many Product teams appreciate and thrive on UX input. As a result, the product managers that ‘process share’ with UX teams, can get more business value from UX. Therefore, UX teams play a strategic role in Product organizations that want to realize the ROI from UX. In this Masterclass, Frank Spillers shares tested methods for improving relationships and interactions between UX and Product.

Topics we will cover:

  • Defining roles: What UX teams do; what Product managers need; where the roles overlap
  • How to understand and influence a Product Manager and a UX team
  • Product management vs UX management
  • How successful products are managed for better UX
  • Product roadmaps vs UX roadmaps
  • Mapping of types of Product Managers (from worst to best) to collab, the archetypes & how to Manage the managers
  • Negotiating the MVP’s, Backlogs and Agile UX
  • Key UX/Product collaborations- tools and templates
  • Resolving conflicting agendas and avoiding collaboration traps
  • Managing UX teams for better product outcome

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These workshops are live events with an informal presentation by Frank Spillers and group activities and discussions, with a more hands-on experience to learning the material presented. Online workshops are included as part of your UX Inner Circle membership. They allow a deep study of UX topics, with insights drawn from process best practices and case studies from Frank Spillers two decades in the field.


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The UX Inner Circle is a professional learning community with a program of monthly events for UX researchers and designers, managers, and directors practicing UX and Service Design. We are a small group of currently 50 UX and Service Designers, Directors, and Researchers currently 100% working in UX. Attendees come from orgs like Harvard, Google, IBM, Accenture, Deloitte, Capital One, US Bank, healthcare, government, and non-profits. So why join?

  • Refine or expand your current skills– push the boundaries of your learning.
  • Get advice and guidance: Put a top-performing UX expert (Frank Spillers, CEO of award-winning UX firm Experience Dynamics and top instructor at Interaction Design Foundation) in your pocket. Stay connected with the latest on what Frank is thinking and prioritizing in UX and Service Design.
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Membership includes access to ALL monthly event recordings and more (going back 20 years of Frank’s UX career). 150+ recordings.  Monthly live meet-ups (Masterclass topics) and workshops (every other month). Miniclasses (short webinars) and access to longer webinars Frank provides with his UX firm Experience Dynamics.

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Date: 02 Sep 2022

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