Product Science Workshops
All the best practices sound nice in theory, but in practice the roadblocks to applying them can seem insurmountable. At our workshops, we'll talk about the toughest problems product leaders and startup founders face on the journey to high-growth products, teams, and companies.
Kill Bad Ideas,
Advocate for Great Ones,
and Build High-Growth Products
At our workshops, you'll learn the techniques we've used to build high-growth products across B2B, healthtech, adtech, wellness, edtech, fintech, and dev tools.
Public In-Person Workshops
We’ve recently returned to running our in-person public workshop, Data-Driven Product Decisions: How to Kill a Bad Idea or Advocate for a Great One.
Live Online Cohort-Based Program
We’re experimenting with an online program so that you can learn from anywhere. We cover the same material as the public in-person workshops, but through weekly sessions.
High-Impact Experimentation Workshop
This 1/2 day workshop is great for startup teams or product teams getting ready to launch a new product. We'll go over how to decide what to test, how to run valuable experiments, and how to share the results for high impact.
Your teams can get a lot of value out of working through the exercises together on real problems that your business is facing. Wonsite,remotely, or hybrid.
What Workshop Participants Say
As a senior product designer who was consulting on a project with H2R, I joined one of Holly's workshops to better understand her methodology. The workshop developed on the knowledge I was exposed to through seeing Holly work and ended up being an absolute career-changer. Through everything I learned about product discovery, I've been able to bring a unique skillset to the teams I've joined since, resulting in higher pay, more responsibility, more consciousness, and an all-around better professional experience.
A few months ago I was lucky enough to sit in on Holly Hester-Reilly's Data Driven Product Decisions workshop, and I just HAVE to spread the word about this! Every company wants to be "customer driven" but it's easier said than done. Holly and her team have created a fool-proof system for building great products and working with stakeholders. I left the workshop energized and full of ideas and new perspectives, which has helped my business grow exponentially. This workshop will pay for itself.
I appreciated the small group dialogue, and the content around influencing stakeholders, which took the course beyond the typical product dev frameworks. Holly’s personal examples affirmed her credibility and added to the course.
I really enjoyed the Data-Driven Product Decisions workshop - the topic was one I feel like I am faced with more and more these days. I liked the way Holly did the product opportunity assessment, so I walked my team through some of the exercises to apply to a project we're working on now. It helped us to focus our experimentation.
I especially liked how Holly broke the guidelines of her product opportunity assessment process down into digestible chunks for the break out sessions and built them back up together in the discussion with the other workshop attendees. I also liked the format of a case study with her work at Shutterstock as examples. Felt free but not scary!
Data-Driven Product Decisions is the kind of workshop I’d do on my own, even if my company doesn’t sponsor me. The workshop was structured well, dividing us into groups, having us work silently and then collaboratively. We were constantly building on top of the previous work. I found it very useful! I think it would also be beneficial for strategists and product marketing managers.
What Else Should I Know?
Why are you teaching this workshop?
Holly Hester-Reilly is the Founder and CEO of H2R Product Science, a product management coaching and consulting firm that teaches the science of high-growth product development, and the host of the Product Science Podcast. Holly is a former Columbia University research scientist and has spent the last 15 years leading product initiatives at startups, high-growth companies, and enterprises like FalconX, MediaMath, Shutterstock, The Lean Startup Co, Unilever, Capital One, and Weight Watchers.
With those experiences she has developed the Product Science Method, a framework to discover the strongest product opportunities and lay the foundations for high-growth products, teams, and businesses.
Her team at H2R Product Science partners with startup founders and product leaders to share this framework, helping them to figure out which product growth opportunities they should pursue and build the product management skill to deliver on their goals.
Holly also teaches at NYU Stern School of Business as well as public and private workshops and has spoken about building high-growth products for events such as the Women in Product Annual Conference, Lean Startup Summit Europe, ProductTankNYC, Parsons School of Design, and INDUSTRY: The Product Conference.
After interviewing Marty Cagan, founder of Silicon Valley Product Group, for the launch of the Product Science Podcast, Marty had this to say about Holly:
How is the workshop structured?
The majority of our workshops are made of group exercises, interspersed with product principles, examples, and case studies.
The one-day workshop is a rapid tour of our process for identifying the biggest product growth opportunities and planning high impact experimentation.
The two-day workshop allows us to dive deeper into the specific experimental techniques and common pitfalls in planning research and synthesizing insights.
The workshop is best in person but we can also facilitate remote or hybrid workshops.
Who should attend this workshop?
The workshop is ideal for startup founders, product leaders, marketing leaders, product managers, product designers, product marketers, user experience designers, user researchers, engineering leaders, data analysts, and other product practitioners looking to level up their skills at building a culture of evidence-based product decisions and continuous product discovery.
Whether you just got started in a new job, got a new assignment from your boss, or have been developing a sense that your existing product needs a change in investment or direction, this workshop for product leaders will equip you with tools and techniques you can use to build agreement as you build out your product strategy and roadmap.