Andrea Ippolito is currently a lecturer and the former Executive Director of the Engineering Management Program at Cornell University. She recently completed her role as the Director of the Innovators Network at the Department of Veterans Affairs and she previously served as a Presidential Innovation Fellow at the VA Center for Innovation based out of the White House Office of Science Technology Policy and General Services Administration. She previously was a Ph.D. student in the Engineering Systems Division at MIT, co-founder of Smart Scheduling, Innovation Specialist at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital Innovation Hub, and Co-Director of MIT’s Hacking Medicine. She also served as a Product Innovation Manager at athenahealth and completed her M.S. in Engineering and Management at MIT. Prior to MIT, Ippolito worked as a Research Scientist within the Corporate Technology Development group at Boston Scientific. She obtained both her B.S. in Biological Engineering in 2006 and Master 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 begin. 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.It is recommended to take Preparing for Success as a Product Manager, Managing Product Teams, Identifying and Targeting Customer Needs, and Prioritizing for Product Roadmaps prior to this course or have equivalent experience.
- 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