Customer Obsessed Design for Product Management
Customer Obsessed Design
Why do people love their Dyson vacuums more than their Dustbusters?
How did Salesforce quadruple average contract value for key clients while dramatically improving customer satisfaction?
How did Airbnb advance from an inflatable bed in the founder’s apartment in 2007 to a $100B valuation in 2020, during a pandemic?
In Customer Obsessed Design for Product Management, the people who make stories like these possible will show you exactly how they do it. It’s more than just paying attention to your customers. It is an obsession with understanding your customers’ needs.
Using the tools of customer-centric design, ethnography, innovation, and storytelling, you will learn how to conduct successful customer and user interviews, extract important customer insights from those interviews, share those insights with key stakeholders in your company, and galvanize action around those insights. You will learn how transformative customer experiences are created.
The Program Experience
There is pre-work for this program. Refer to the suggested deadline dates for enrollment below. Past this deadline, we enroll on a case-by-case and space-available basis, but please note: late enrollment may impact your experience in the program due to pre-work assignments.
Cost & Features
- Orientation will be held on September 8th at 9:00-10:15 am PT
- Instruction hours will be live, in real-time, with professors and classmates, held on Thursdays from 9:00 am-12:30 pm PDT, for six weeks.
- Before the first live meeting and between live meetings, the program will continue online, with short video lectures, interview examples, class discussions, readings, and field assignments.
- Participatory, active program design, with an emphasis on small group exercises and conversations, and peer coaching with classmates.
- Optional coaching sessions will be available, please plan to reserve 4 hours between each week
- Lab platform
- Exclusive networking opportunities and access to the program alumni community
- Customer Obsessed Design for Product Management Certificate of Completion
Who It's For
Customer Obsessed Design for Product Management was created for product development and product management professionals who want to differentiate from their competitors and create world class customer experiences. This training program is relevant whether your customers are B2B, B2C, within your company, or external to your organization.
Specific job roles that can benefit from attending the program are:
- Product Managers
- Product Marketers
- Product Designers
- Program Managers
- UX Designers
- Marketing Professionals
- Research & Development Professionals
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Participants in the Certificate of Business Excellence (COBE) program will earn a mark of distinction from a world-class university, gain access to a powerful global network, and enjoy the flexibility of completing the program in up to three years. A UC Berkeley Certificate of Business Excellence allows individuals to create a personal learning journey structured by our four academic pillars to gain management essentials in Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Strategy, and Finance to drive both personal and organizational development.
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Kim Fisher is a former software CEO and Product Management Executive who now focuses on designing courses for, and coaching, Product Managers. She has also led incubators for start-up companies.
Tim Gray is a product management executive with over 20 years of experience in consumer and professional software markets.
Jesse Kulp works at Google and has been working in UX in one form or another for the better part of the last 17 years, including time at Amazon, Bloomberg and BMC in the cloud monitoring space, along with some time at a few smaller start-ups and design consultancies.
James Moed heads up the design team at Viasat focusing on delivering internet connectivity to rural areas and hard-to-reach populations.
Vivek Rao is a lecturer at Berkeley Haas, where he teaches human-centered design, foresight, and innovation methods to MBA and EWMBA students. In addition to his work at Haas, he also teaches graduate and undergraduate courses at UC Berkeley’s College of Engineering in the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation.
Adam Mansour is a user experience researcher at Google, focused on user-centered development of early-stage enterprise products. He currently designs clinician-focused products at Google Health, and has previously worked on Google Cloud, building products for small business recruiters, hiring managers, and jobseekers.