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Executing a Vision: Product Design & Development for Entrepreneurs Course

Learn how to bridge the gap between abstract ideas and tangible products. This course is designed to equip learners with the necessary skills to validate ideas, conduct effective user research, and apply design thinking principles. We delve into the creation of personas, story mapping, and prototyping, all crucial elements in the design thinking process. The course also offers an in-depth look into engineering strategies, focusing on decision-making processes such as build vs. buy, and leadership. We explore Agile development and SCRUM practices, providing students with a solid foundation in modern, efficient product development methodologies. The course also covers the business aspects of new product development, ensuring learners are well-versed in the complete product lifecycle.

This course is perfect for aspiring product designers, engineers, and entrepreneurs who are eager to turn their innovative ideas into reality.

Next start date: March 1 Start Date
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Course level

Course level

Graduate

Course duration

Course duration

max. 8 weeks

Estimated time per week

Estimated time per week

10-15 hours

Course prerequisites

Course prerequisites

None

Cost

Cost

$ -

Course credits

Course credits

3

Relevant jobs

Relevant jobs

Executing a Vision: Product Design & Development for Entrepreneurs Course Overview

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Apply the principles of design thinking to bridge the gap between abstract ideas and sellable products.

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Analyze a case study on user-generated idea generation for idea validation.

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Create and utilize personas and story maps as part of the design thinking process to enhance user experience.

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Develop prototypes as a tangible representation of ideas.

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Apply Agile and SCRUM methodologies in product development to enhance efficiency and effectiveness.

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Identify business aspects of new product development and manage the complete product lifecycle effectively.

Executing a Vision: Product Design & Development for Entrepreneurs Course Skills

Product DesignProduct DefinitionFeature PrioritizationUser Journey MappingDesign ThinkingSDLCScrum & Agile

How will I learn?

Your course starts on the first of the month. The course consists of 6 modules, and is designed to take you eight weeks to complete. Nexford’s learning design team has purposefully created courses to equip you with competencies mapped to the skills employers are looking for. Each course has 5-7 learning outcomes based on the skills employers need. Everything you learn gives you measurable skills you will use to succeed in today’s world of work.

Nexford courses are not live or recorded lectures. Instead, they’re reading, videos, interactive elements, quizzes and relevant case studies. Programs include assessments, peer-to-peer discussions, and a final project to practice what you’ve learned in a real-world context. Program content is available 24/7 during the course, and you have opportunities for collaboration and networking with learners during and after your program. Our global community of learners work at top companies such as Microsoft, Deloitte, and Google.

You'll have 24/7 access to success advisors to support you. Faculty also provide you world-class support. Book appointments with them, get individual feedback, and attend regular optional webinars.Nexford courses are rigorous and they encourage critical thinking - because we care about what you know how to do not what you know you have regular hands-on assessments reflecting the business world.

Modules
1: Introduction to Product Design and Development
2: Product Value Proposition and Ideation
3: Design Thinking Processes
4: Agile & Scrum Methodologies
5: Product Lifecycle Management
6: Connecting Product Development to Business Strategy
7: Final Project

View the catalog to learn about how this course is graded.

You'll get real skills you can use at work, straight away.

Once you've taken one course, you can take more. Using stacked credentials, you’re able to take enough courses to make a certificate, and take enough certificates to build a degree.

If you apply for a Nexford certificate or degree, you'll get credit for each course you take.

What support will I receive?

When you have a dedicated team on your side, you'll never be alone studying at Nexford. Hailing from many different countries and with online education expertise, our faculty provides you world-class support. Ask them questions during one-to-one office hours or live chat, email them any time, and get individual feedback on your assessments.

While you’re learning, you’ll also have full access to the Nexford online library, which includes access to millions of full-text articles, industry reports and key sources such as the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times and The Economist.

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