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Managing Product Development and Operations

Explore the evolution of modern management methods for operations and product development, and learn how to effectively run large-scale product development with lean-agile engineering and operations.




12 Weeks


8-10 Hours per Week

Modern management methods for operations and product development are rapidly changing, with each five years a new management breakthrough driving higher levels of product development and innovation. The need for exiting linear, taylorist-driven models of precision and entering approaches that optimize for learning and optionality to manage uncertainty in product discovery, design and development. These approaches to management are fundamentally different from traditional projects and more complex than simply running scrum teams. This course brings together learning from the source and explores cases that demonstrate how to effectively innovate at the speed and scale of the digital age.

What You'll Learn

Who Will Benefit

Course Topics

Module 1: Taylorism and the System of Scientific Management

Module 2: Fordism and Mass Production

Module 3: Fundamentals of Operations Management

Module 4: Toyota Production System

Module 5: Theory of Constraints and the Goal

Module 6: Core-Context Deployment

Module 7: Value Stream Identification and Mapping

Module 8: Engineering Paradigms, MBSE, Coupling, and Open Set Innovation

Module 9: Leading Product Development with Modern Leadership

Module 10: Building, Motivating, and Managing Conflict with the Team

Module 11: Product Evangelism and Communicating with Data Across the Enterprise

Module 12: Discovering and Delivering Products at Scale with Program Leadership, Vision, Strategy, and Roadmapping

Learning Experience


Asynchronous Lectures

Coaching and Mentoring

Live Office Hours

Peer Interactions and Networking

Project-Based Learning

Real-World Assignments