Andrea Ippolito is a Lecturer in the Engineering Management Program at Cornell University as well as the founder and Director of Women Entrepreneurs Cornell (W.E. Cornell). Additionally, Andrea is currently the CEO and Founder of SimpliFed, a company supporting every family on the baby feeding journey. Prior to joining Cornell, she served as the Director of the Department of Veterans Affairs Innovators Network within the VA Center for Innovation. Ms. Ippolito completed her M.S. in Engineering and Management at MIT. Prior to MIT, she worked as a research scientist within the Corporate Technology Development group at Boston Scientific. Ms. Ippolito obtained both her B.S. in Biological Engineering in 2006 and Master’s of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering in 2007 from Cornell University.
When customer needs have been analyzed and broad priorities have been set for product development, actual design and development can commence. The design process often uses a variety of methods to hammer out increasingly detailed plans. After these plans are validated, development work begins.
This course will start you on the design and development process by showing you how to document detailed project requirements. You will see how to develop prototypes of increasing precision. You will explore how to seek and evaluate design feedback from customers. Finally, you will consider a range of development issues and best practices, including the use of sprints, the establishment of appropriate infrastructure, progress tracking, and working with remote and third-party teams.
You are required to have completed the following courses or have equivalent experience before taking this course:
- Preparing for Success as a Product Manager
- Managing Product Teams
- Identifying and Targeting Customer Needs
- Prioritizing for Product Roadmaps
Key Course Takeaways
- Explore the most effective ways to describe and document product requirements
- Prepare to develop both low- and high-fidelity prototypes
- Obtain and analyze feedback on product designs
- Prepare to lead a development effort and track its progress
How It Works
Who Should Enroll
- Product managers and aspiring product managers
- Tech leaders
- Product marketing managers
- Software developers
- UX and web design professionals
- Project managers