Good To Great Product Management

Lyndon Maher | Former Director of Product Domain

Course overview:

Elevate your product management ability to the next level. This intense one-day program will support you to develop practical skills, processes and leadership techniques to transform the effectiveness of the product function in your organisation and accelerate your growth as a product leader. Lyndon Maher is one of Australia’s best known product leaders. He has worked alongside global product leaders and has spent the past five years transforming the Domain Group into a truly innovative product-first company.

Course outcomes:

  • An understanding of what a great product manager does; how to manage your day, run regular user tests, write requirements, analyse data and make decisions.
  • New skills to enhance your capabilities as a product leader: improve your ability to motivate and engage with product designers and engineers, effectively manage projects to deliver product on time with team buy-in, and communicate with stakeholders, from the CEO to your customers.
  • The ability to establish an innovation culture within your team and use proven experimentation techniques to facilitate growth.
  • The ability to evolve products at all stages of growth. Understand how an effective product manager adjusts their approach as a product scales.
  • A plan to establish your profile as a product innovator within the industry and progress your career in product management.

This course is suitable for:

  • Product managers at all levels. Many product managers stumble into the role as their organisation grows. This program will provide you a structured understanding of effective product management.
  • More established product managers with some prior training will also find this program relevant as it covers up-to-date best-practice product management thinking.
  • Startup founders or early team members who fulfil the product management function themselves and/or want to understand how to create or scale product and the product function and team as their business grows.

About the expert: 

Lyndon Maher has more than 15 years of experience building digital products at scale that have been used by millions of consumers and businesses both locally and around the world. Lyndon is currently the Director of Product at Domain, a company with products renowned for innovation and exceptional user experience. After some amazing recent growth and success, Domain recently listed as a standalone company on the ASX. Prior to Domain, Lyndon has held several other senior product management roles - notablyas one of the first product managers to join thehigh growth startup Bigcommerce. Lyndon regularly speaks at events and conferences and is passionate about mentoring others to become great product managers and create world-changing products.

Workshop curriculum

Module 1: Habits of a great product manager

  • Effective execution
  • Know the customer
  • Engage your team
  • Be the master of communication
  • How to manage your time

Module 2: Experimentation & Innovation culture

  • Experimentation
  • Best practice agile leadership Iteration for innovation
  • Data and analytics

Module 3: Product Management at Scale

  • Scale product beyond a startup product
  • Evolving legacy product
  • Scaling yourself

Module 4: Product Leadership - Developing You and Leading a Product team

  • Leadership through influence
  • Recruiting product managers
  • Product manager to product Leadership - managing product teams
  • Plan your career progression in product management
  • Become recognised as an industry leader to amplify your profile and the profile of your company
  • How to apply for a new role and succeed at a product management interview

Workshop logistics

This workshop is one day and is limited to twelve participants, enabling us to focus on your challenges and objectives. Lyndon delivers the course in person, weaving in real-life examples from his time at Domain and BigCommerce. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions by email in the week leading up to the workshop and Lyndon will personalize the content and exercises to address everyone’s goals. At the end of the course you will walk away with new skills and a clear plan that you will be able to implement immediately. This workshop is held in an awesome boardroom in the CBD and runs from 9am– 5.00 pm with short breaks. Lunch and morning afternoon tea is provided.

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6 Reviews
Oli Askew, Product Manager, CBO
I thought the course had precisely the right amount of insights for the day. It was friendly, easy to follow and the group was a good size and well-balanced in terms of experience. Best of all was Lyndon, an inspiring mentor with exceptional experience, yet who remains humble, curious and relatable.

Stephanie McDonald, Senior Product Manager at theright.fit
The strategy and roadmap planning skills i learnt will help take my product career to the next level. And involve more logical decision making for the product decisions i make with my stakeholders.

Adam Searle, Technical Product Manager, Cochlear
Lyndon had a lot of useful content to work with as a base, but then tailored the conversation with the group to whatever was applicable for the people in the room. This was really useful. He talked through a lot of scenarios, how he would suggest handling them, etc. It was the difference between reading a book on product management and learning from someone who had been in the trenches - the interactive back and forth.

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