Andrea Ippolito is a Lecturer in the Engineering Management Program at Cornell University and the Founder and Director of Women Entrepreneurs Cornell (W.E. Cornell). Prior to joining Cornell, Andrea served as the Director of the Department of Veterans Affairs Innovators Network within the VA Center for Innovation. Andrea completed her MS in Engineering & Management at MIT. Prior to MIT, Andrea worked as a Research Scientist within the Corporate Technology Development group at Boston Scientific. She obtained both her BS in Biological Engineering in 2006 and Master’s of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering in 2007 from Cornell University.
Before a product is developed, product managers must know how to organize and manage a team. They must understand the typical product development lifecycle and be able to select an appropriate development methodology. They must lead the process of identifying and embracing core principles and values appropriate for their team, and they must engage effectively with stakeholders and funding sources.
This course will help build skills in the “nuts and bolts” of product team leadership. You will consider the typical phases of product development and the roles that are involved in each step of the development process. You'll look at possible team structures and the importance of a team charter. You'll survey a number of product development methodologies. Finally, you'll explore ways to foster a dynamic team culture, run effective team meetings, and keep a product team motivated and focused on shared goals.
It is recommended to take Preparing for Success as a Product Manager prior to this course or have equivalent experience.
- Prepare to set up a product management team, develop a charter, and plan the major phases of the product development process
- Identify and select appropriate development methodologies, such as waterfall, agile, and lean
- Promote a positive team culture and manage the rhythm of a product team
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