Professional Course

Lean Product Portfolios: Beyond Value Stream Mapping

edX, Online
4 weeks
4 weeks
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Course description

Lean Product Portfolios: Beyond Value Stream Mapping

Lean Product Portfolios: Beyond Value Stream Mapping is about building and managing products collectively as a portfolio to maximize value creation. It explores these key concepts:

  • Customer centricity and Value Stream Mapping across related products
  • Product Design using Lean Principles for Product Lines and Product Suites
  • Building Scalable Enterprise Architecture
  • The use of User Research Human-Centered Design
  • Day-to-day Product Management: Individual Product Plans Integrated Portfolio Roadmap
  • Actionable strategies for Product Lifecycle Management, including -
  • New Product Strategy
  • Market Acquisition, Expansion, Realignment
  • Product-Market Fit, Go-to-market, post-launch expansion
  • Product and feature retirement (overlaps, non-opportunities, lifecycle decision)
  • Creating and managing a complex Product Portfolio using Lean principles

Potential case studies for this course could include the challenges of evolving legacy product lines, such as Modernization Acceleration in Insurance and Banking industry, SSN management at Social Security Administration, health records at CMS; as well as new scaled product offerings at major tech companies like PayPal.

Who should attend?


High School Certificate

Training content

Value Creation Framework

Create a shared understanding of what value is, identify value creation opportunities in the market place and shape solutions

Enterprise Architecture

Understand and align the needs of the customer (Customer Journeys) to business operations (processes and capabilities) to the IT systems (applications and services) that power them

Product Operations

Understand User Experience Research Design

Design and build foundational elements of product management discipline that product teams can adopt

Product Lifecycle Management

Build a deeper understanding of what it takes to successfully navigate a product from 0-1, to a full-featured product, to product retirement

Course delivery details

This course is offered through The University of Maryland, College Park, a partner institute of EdX.

2-3 hours per week


  • Verified Track -$199
  • Audit Track - Free

Certification / Credits

What you'll learn

  • Learn and manage foundational elements of scaling products
  • Build and manage a portfolio of related and unrelated products
  • Identify new product opportunities with adjacency to existing product portfolio

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