Product Management: The Lean Way

Melissa Perri, Founder of ProdUX Labs

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4 Videos (58m)
    • Intro to Lean Product Management

    • The Lean Process

    • Should I Pivot?

    • The Lean Team


About This Class

This is a continuous enrollment class  for anyone trying to incorporate lean principles into existing product management teams or for those looking to get into product management and learning new skills.

You can enroll anytime and start your project. I will give you feedback after you post it. All the lectures are pre-recording and you can jump in when you are ready.

You'll learn how to test if your ideas are worth building in a fraction of the time it would take to code them using your development team. There will then be a project to put these lessons into practice. It should take about 5 hours of time total over the course of 2 weeks to complete the project.

In this class we will cover:

  1. What is lean?
  2. Step by step guide to testing a product idea.
  3. How to determine your Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and make sure you're collecting the right data.
  4. Different types of MVPs you can use.
  5. Best practices for incorporating Lean into your existing Product Management team.

I will give you resources and tools you can use to collect data, measure user engagement, and execute MVPs quickly, and then we'll use those tools in the class project. 

For the project, you'll use the structure we go over in class to design an experiment to test your own idea is worth building. Don't have an idea of your own? No worries. I will give you example problems you can relate to and work through. You will submit a first version MVP of your test, and determine how you will measure the results. I will give feedback on your test, how to execute your MVP, and if you are measuring the correct data. This class is slated for 2 weeks to give you time to run your experiment. You will need about 5 hours over the course of 2 weeks to work on the project.

By the end of this class, you will be able to go back to work and rapidly iterate on feature ideas, faster and with less waste. You'll also be in a position to launch those project MVPs straight away!

Don't miss out! What past students have said:

“Great introduction to lean with practical case study to reinforce the concepts. Also addressed differences with agile. Excellent course with solid content.” 

“Melissa's real-life examples of product management equipped me with a the tools to understand and apply lean methodology in my work environment."

“Melissa was very confident in presenting her curriculum. Why wouldn't she be when all she had to do was share the success stories she's personally experienced as a lean product manager. She kept the class interactive, engaging and informative. She was very receptive to questions and answered all of them thoroughly. You will definitely come out of her class feeling more confident as a product manager or any product team member.”

7 of 7 students recommendSee All

Melissa is skilled product management professional and it shows. She helps to provide a platform to support that Lean Start-up methods can help to de-risk product strategy/development.
Michael Ayoola

Product Management

Melissa is very quick to respond and provides insightful feedback. She is very knowledgeable and I definitely recommend this class.
This was a super helpful class! Melissa is a great teacher and makes an extra effort to make sure that all your questions and problems get solved that might appear during the class (she even helped me with a product management problem I was having, more or less unrelated to the class!). She was very supportive and her presentations are clear & concise. I can definitely recommend her class :)
Feyyaz Alingan






Melissa Perri

Founder of ProdUX Labs

Melissa Perri is an entrepreneur currently cofounding the company FlowsBy. Previously she led Product Designer at Conductor, working on their leading SEO platform Searchlight using lean Product Management and UX techniques. Prior to Conductor, she was a Product Manager at OpenSky, a social shopping experience that helps you discover amazing products from industry insiders. At OpenSky she led the incorporation of lean methodologies into all feature projects.

She is a Lean Startup Machine alumnus in New York City, and is a power user of their Validation Board, featured on Beta BeatPando Daily, and The Next Web. See her in the video here