Building Learning Product Organisations

with Tanja Lau (Product Academy)
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26 May

Building Learning Product Organisations

May 26 @ 10:00 - 15:30

Build – Measure – Learn. In theory, this sounds so easy. But in reality, we often find ourselves working in feature factories, committing to unrealistic timelines and forgetting about the hypothesis our whole business is built upon.

And even if you are lucky enough to be working in a smart product team. More often than not, your team might be surrounded by a less agile and less product-driven organization.

This course is touching on many relevant areas of building a successful product organization. It is offering hands-on advice on how to set your team up for success, how to avoid pitfalls in product management and which strategies might work in your specific reality.


Who is it for?

Product people and management of for-profit or non-profit organizations.


Key Takeaways

  • how to work with hypothesis in different stages of product management
  • choosing the right product organization for your company
  • advice on how to keep a high pace even when growing your company
  • what makes a customer-centric and learning organization
  • introduction to working with OKRs in product
  • web analytics for product people
  • common pitfalls and how to avoid them

What we will achieve

  • practice and discuss how to develop, prioritize and validate hypothesis
  • look at different phases, skills and roles in product management
  • reflect on what product management looks like in your company and where it is headed
  • discuss and compare different types of organizational structure
  • dive into relevant web analytics and learn how to spot and avoid vanity metrics
  • learn about Objectives & Key Results (OKRs)
  • openly discuss potential pitfalls, how to spot and how to deal with them in order to keep your pace high

Hands-on exercises

  • self-assessment on a skills map
  • stating hypothesis for your business
  • develop outcome-driven OKRs
  • hands-on exercises and case studies for advanced web analytics
  • feedback on your most pressing issues in product management


Individual Follow-up Coaching Option

To maximize the value of this course for your organization, we offer an additional follow-up coaching (60 minutes, remote) just for you or your team a couple of weeks after the course. That way, you get to ask all the questions that might have popped up once you tried implementing what you learned in this course. We are going to contact you to set the specific date for your individual follow-up.

The follow-up coaching is available for CHF 350 and includes 30 minutes of preparation for your specific questions or documents (sent upfront) and 60 minutes of remote coaching via video call for you or your entire product team.

You can book the Follow-up Coaching Option in our booking form before proceeding to the checkout.



All participants will receive a Product Academy Certificate for this course.  



CHF 750


For team discounts and in-house options, feel free to get in touch. 



The workshop includes a coffee break with snacks and a sandwich lunch.



Course Language

As soon as there’s one participant enrolled who is not speaking German, the entire workshop will be held in English. All the slides and materials are in English anyway.


Class Trainer

Tanja Lau

Founder of Product Academy (Bern)


Tanja is founder of the Product Academy as well as an experienced product leader and entrepreneur. She has helped build and scale several start-ups in Madrid, Munich and Zurich and enjoys coaching start-ups and product teams.  She is also co-organizer of the Product Tanks in Zurich and Bern and leading the Swiss chapter of Women in Product.



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Event Details

Date: May 26 @ 10:00 - 15:30
Time: 10:00 - 15:30
Venue Crowdhouse AG
Address: Lerchenstrasse 24, Zurich
Organizer Name: Product Academy