WHY RADICAL PRODUCT THINKING
ITERATE LESS AND ACHIEVE MORE
Methodologies such as Lean and Agile help you use iteration to innovate faster. They give you speed, but they don't tell you where you need to go. Product diseases arise when people in teams move fast, but in different directions. Speed alone isn't enough. Radical Product Thinking (RPT) gives direction to your speed.Learn to apply RPT and innovate smarter: talks workshops
Radical Product Thinking workshops guide you through exercises to align your team and systematically translate vision into action using five elements: Vision, Strategy, Prioritization, Execution and Measurement, and Culture. This step-by-step approach gives you a clear process for achieving the change you envision, and turns RPT skills into muscle memory. Pick the elements your team needs the most:
Introduction and Vision
In this workshop, we’ll start by diagnosing product diseases. We’ll then talk about how we can overcome or prevent these diseases by taking a vision-driven approach to building products instead of being iteration-led.
In the process of crafting a Radical Vision Statement, you’ll answer profound questions about your product that help you align the team. You’ll gain practical tools to get buy-in on the vision and spread your thinking across the organization. We’ll challenge conventional wisdom that a vision must be broad and a BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal).
Prioritization is a challenge for product teams that’s exacerbated by remote working. When priorities are handed down from above, they can seem arbitrary to individuals. This workshop will make prioritization discussions more productive and less contentious.
You’ll learn to apply a simple but powerful approach using a 2x2 framework to prioritize both strategic initiatives and tactical activities. You’ll learn to use your vision in everyday decision-making while balancing the reality of short-term business needs. You’ll learn to use this as a powerful communication tool to align your team and stakeholders.
Using the hands-on exercises and examples in this workshop, you’ll develop a comprehensive strategy to translate your vision into action. Product strategy means asking the following four questions with the mnemonic RDCL (pronounced "radical"):
- Real pain point: What's the pain that triggers someone to use your product?
- Design: What functionality in your product solves that pain?
- Capabilities: What do you need to fulfill the promise of your solution?
- Logistics: How do you deliver the solution to your users? How do you price it, deliver and support it?
Execution and Measurement
This workshop will help you translate your vision, strategy and priorities into execution and measurement. You’ll learn about hypothesis-driven execution and how you integrate RPT with Lean and Agile techniques for execution.
Popular metrics such as the number of users or revenues may not always be the right indicators of progress. Product teams are more successful when teams and stakeholders are aligned on how you’ll measure success. Instead of measuring popular metrics, you’ll derive metrics based on your strategy, so you can measure what matters for your product.
Team and Culture
This workshop will transform culture change from a nebulous idea to actionable steps. You’ll work through a repeatable process for engineering the culture you want to establish in your team.
You’ll gain practical tools to structure conversations to evaluate the culture in your product team, identify what’s working well, plan strategies to change the culture where it’s needed, and measure progress towards creating a culture that high performing teams need for innovation. You’ll be able to use these techniques to create a more close-knit culture across your team.
The Hippocratic Oath of Product
Just as unregulated industrial growth led to environmental pollution, unregulated growth in the digital era is creating digital pollution. This workshop helps you bake responsibility into every step of building your product.
You’ll learn to recognize five types of digital pollution so you can be sensitive to the unintended consequences of your product on society. You’ll learn how to embrace the Hippocratic Oath of Product and gain practical tools to manage this responsibility against the reality of your short-term business needs.
After 18 months, my team still raves about our Radical Product Thinking workshop. Radhika is one of the very few individuals that has had a long lasting impact on Whispli and the way we now build our product. It all came down to her approach, knowledge and the fact that she is down to earth, and has done it before!- Sylvain Mansotte, CEO, Whispli
This training program is a must for product managers and leaders who want to create great products. It helped me simplify the process of creating vision, strategy, roadmap, and execution plans and provided specific ways to link these activities into an integrated plan.- Phil Leacock, Director of Product Management, JLL Technologies
About the speaker
Radhika Dutt is the author of the upcoming book Radical Product Thinking: The New Mindset for Innovating Smarter. She is an entrepreneur and product leader who has participated in four acquisitions, two of which were companies that she founded. She is currently Advisor on Product Thinking to the Monetary Authority of Singapore, Singapore’s financial regulator and central bank. She also teaches entrepreneurship and innovation at Northeastern’s D’Amore McKim School of Business, and is an advisor to several startups. Dutt co-founded Radical Product Thinking as a movement of leaders creating vision-driven change and is a frequent speaker at business events and conferences around the world. She serves on the board of the Association of Product Professionals. She graduated from MIT with an SB and M.Eng in Electrical Engineering, and speaks nine languages, currently learning her tenth.
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