Course Introduction

Monday, January 28, 2019
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Hawes 203

Welcome back!! I'm looking forward to seeing you all on Monday and meeting our new students in the course.

We have an unprecedented sixteen teams and 44 students in PM102! I also have some good news to share on Monday about budget for the course :)

Session agenda:

  • Prof. Austin will preview the syllabus and deliverables for PM102, and go over logistics related to project budgets and reimbursement

  • We'll ask each team to provide a brief (3-4 minute) update on your plans and your progress over winter break.

Session Assignment & Prep

  • By 10am Monday, 1/28, post the most current version of your PRD in the Jan 28 - Course Intro tab on the new, PM102 Assignment Master.

  • Also by 10am Monday, 1/28, please write and post on the same tab a one-pager with a brief, 2-3 paragraphs, on any progress you made on your product over J-term. Include testing, hiring/dev work, and any insights gained through these activities - especially if new information has shifted your product plans in any way. [New students: A google doc with "commenting on" for the instructor is the required format for this type of assignment]

  • Prepare for one of your teammates to give a 3-4 minute update on your project in the 1/28 session. Include a brief intro on what your product does and for whom (unmet need for which persona(s)), work completed over J-term, and current status of your development process.

  • Each team should bring 1-2 questions for the instructor and/or your classmates on next steps for hiring, contracts, budgets or development work for your project.

Julia Austin, Senior Lecturer

Harvard Business School

Rock Center 115