Product Vision and Feature Prioritization for Startups
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Product Vision and Feature Prioritization for Startups

Making product visioning and planning easy for Mere Mortals! Get started fast with the help of an expert facilitator.
4.4 (14 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,423 students enrolled
Created by Andrew Rose
Last updated 10/2016
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 4 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Participate in a business destiny self awareness exercise.
  • Build a product vision and turn it into a quick elevator pitch.
  • Facilitate value estimation exercises with business leaders.
  • Facilitate effort estimation exercises with delivery teams.
  • Break the vision down into execution tasks.
  • Prioritize the execution tasks.
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Requirements
  • Students should have a product or service idea that they want to develop.
  • Have access to Google Drive so you can use the techniques demonstrated in the course.
  • Sticky Notes, 3" x 5" index cards and pens are encouraged so you can practice the material, but are not required.
Description

You have thought about the next best idea forever, but could never get started? This course provides easy to use facilitation tools and tips for executing on your great idea!

This course has been designed for entrepreneurs (veteran or up-and-coming) and product designers who want to quickly convert their product or service ideas to actionable plans.

After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Research the key benefits of your product or service.
  • Use your research to develop a vision for your product or service.
  • Use analysis techniques to determine the key benefits that are the most valuable for your customer.
  • Prioritize the benefits so your implementation team is working on the correct things first!

As a bonus, charting your business destiny and product niche determination section have been added. These will help you understand if you are following your true passion!

This course is very important if you need to develop quick visions and next steps for your new product or service so you can quickly collect feedback or pitch the idea to an investor.

The course is structured in a series of video lectures with practical explanations on how to use the presented ideas. No special software required - Grab your pens, index cards, sticky notes and some friends and show them the next best thing!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is meant for entrepreneurs and founders that want a framework to move their product or service ideas to execution. The course is valuable for those that want to get into product design and planning careers. The course is not suited for those that are not involved or have interest in product design frameworks.
  • The course will help those that want to understand the steps to take a product from idea to execution.
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Curriculum For This Course
19 Lectures
01:36:07
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Introduction
1 Lecture 07:06
Course Introduction
07:06
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Preliminary assessment and research for the product or service idea.
4 Lectures 21:29

This lecture guides students through the steps to determine their business destiny.

Determine Business Destiny
11:20

This lecture provides guidance to students on how to determine their business niche.

Determine Niche
05:36

This lecture provides guidance to students on determining the main key words for their product or service idea.

Determine Key Words
04:15

In this exercise you will document your product or service niche and associated key words.

Exercise 1 - Determine niche and key words
00:18
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Determine Product Vision
3 Lectures 18:25

This lecture walks students through the vision creation exercise steps.

Determine Product Vision
10:39

The sample product vision exercise is summarized in this lecture. The result is a completed product vision template for the sample product.

Determine Product Vision - Summary
07:00

In this exercise you will complete your own product vision template. 

Exercise 2 - Create your product vision
00:46
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Feature Cards
2 Lectures 01:47

This lecture will demonstrate a method for creating feature cards.

Feature Cards
01:42

Exercise - Create your feature cards

Exercise 3 - Create Feature Cards
00:05
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Feature Refinement
3 Lectures 20:45

An overview for the Kano and MoSCoW analysis techniques.

Lesson 6 - Overview
04:31

This lecture demonstrates an example using the Kano analysis.

Kano Analysis
12:56

This lecture demonstrates an example using the MoSCoW analysis.

MosCOw Analysis
03:18
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Value and Effort Estimation
4 Lectures 21:26

This lecture provides an overview of the value card game.

Lesson 7 - Value Card Game Overview
02:25

This lecture demonstrates running a value estimation game.

Lesson 7 - Value Card Game
09:32

This lecture provides an overview of the effort estimation game.

Lesson 8 - Effort Estimation Overview
01:15

This lecture demonstrates running an effort estimation game.

Lesson 8 - Effort Estimation
08:14
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Feature Prioritization
2 Lectures 05:08

This lecture demonstrates prioritization. The Weighted Shortest Job First model is used.

Lesson 9 - Prioritization
04:22

In this exercise you will estimate your features then perform the prioritization.

Exercise 4 - Estimate Value and Effort then prioritize the features
00:46
About the Instructor
Andrew Rose
4.4 Average rating
14 Reviews
1,423 Students
1 Course
Business Analyst, Business Architect, Product Owner

With over 20 years of business analysis experience, Andrew provides facilitation expertise with the tools and techniques to bring your success with your projects.

After working intensively with small and medium businesses, Andrew sought out other ways to communication business ideas faster and more effectively than traditional modeling diagrams and reams of documentation. This lead him to explore Lean Agile methodologies which he continues to apply today.

Andrew has been coaching and assisting others all his life and enjoys providing knowledge to others to help them grow and attain their goals.