LaVolta - Recruitment for the Digital Age

Learn To Design Seamless User Experiences - The Essentials of User Experience Design

As a Product Manager you are responsible for delivering great customer experiences to create products that customers love. Unfortunately this isn't a trivial task so Brainmates and UX Mastery have teamed up to create a special Master Class to help you.
Product Experience includes the customer’s interaction with the product or service. In order to excel at our jobs, Product Management professionals must have the ability to engage and work closely with UX (User eXperience) practitioners to design seamless and usable customer interactions.

The Agile Project Manager Workshop, 24 November, Sydney


The agile project manager needs to have great communication, conflict resolution and negotiation skills. In fact, the most desired skills when recruiting project managers are stakeholder management and flexibility.
After this one-day course you’ll know when to use agile (and when not) and have the confidence, knowledge and tools & techniques needed to deliver a successful project from start to finish. A special focus is on soft skills so you can manage change, collaborate and deal confidently with the team and stakeholders.

Leading The Product by Brainmates - Melbourne 15th October



Overview
Leading the Product is the event for product people in the Southern Hemisphere.
Around the world, there is a global movement of Product Managers coming together to network, learn and collaborate. We think its our turn Australia.
For the first time, a large Product Management gathering will be held on home soil, in Melbourne Australia. Leading the Product is a community event, championed by Product Managers so that we too have a place to ignite our passion for developing and managing great products and services.
This is a one day, one track event bringing practical information and inspirational advise from international and local thought leaders and practitioners.

Come and be a part of something bigger than you.

Have a look at the Essentials of Product Management with Brainmates Sydney and Melbourne



Brainmates have a wonderful reputation and are the go-to training consultancy for everything under the Sun that's Product. 

The Essentials of Product Management is a 3 day course that looks at an effective method for uncovering and testing lucrative market opportunities and a practical method for developing opportunities into tangible products and services.  It also teaches participants how to move successfully from Product Launch into Product Life-cycle Management, an area which is often overlooked.  The Course is based on the Brainmates Product Management Framework which provides Product Professionals a process, a body of knowledge and practical tools for successfully delivering new products and services into the market. The Course is endorsed by the AIPMM and those wanting to be certified after completing their course are eligible to sit for the Product Management Certification exam offered by the AIPMM.

Check out here for more details on the Melbourne course.

And here for the Sydney course

Rewind/Fast Forward - celebrating 20 years of the commercial Internet in Australia - 25th March 2015 Sydney



Not sure if any of you went to the last one which was some years ago now but it's like taking a stroll down memory lane and then Fast Forward to what's next!  It will be a fascinating day and is brought to you by the creators of Tech23, Australia’s most successful innovation event.   The day celebrates 20 years of the commercial internet in Australia and will look at the past and consider what’s next, with a series of short, sharp presentations with plenty of question time.

Hope to see you there and for more info and to register go to www.rewindfastforward.com.au

AIMIA celebrates 21 years with a huge Awards Ceremony to celebrate Australia's Digital Industry


Can't believe it's that time again and this year is a special one for AIMIA as they celebrate 21 years in supporting and celebrating the digital industry.


The AIMIA Awards, also known as “The Amys” in the digital industry, are a celebration of the great work from Australia’s Digital Content, Services and Applications industry.  This year will be a fantastic night and a great chance to network with industry pals.  There's a 111 entries that have been selected as finalists across 30 categories and the winners will be announced and celebrated at Town Hall in Sydney on Thursday 12th March.2015. 

Click here for tickets and also join in on the conversation #21AIMIAawardsSee you there

Brainmates - Vivid Sydney – Product Mini-Conference



Vivid Sydney Festival Ideas Exchange - a Brainmates initiative to creating great products and services, Sydney 6th June



We reckon this is one not to be missed as Brainmates in conjunction with Vivid Australia put on this half day action packed event on the 'Essential Steps to Creating Great Products and Services - Hear From Leaders That Have Done It"



Great products and services that make our lives easier and better leave lasting impressions. They’re like good stories … Ones that we love and tell our friends about.  This event explores the essential steps of selecting, testing and nurturing ideas from infancy to a market ready product or service. Hear from Henry Ruiz, Chief Product Officer, REA Group, Warren Wan Product Management and User Experience Leader, Myfitnesspal, Lisa Wong Director of Product & Initiative Planning, eBay Asia Pacific and Jane Huxley MD ANZ, Pandora Internet Radio. 

Fast track your digital projects career with Essential Digital Project Management workshop, 21st May Melbourne




LaVolta is always happy to support these Project Management courses as we understand Project Managers operate at times in a pressure-cooker environment of endless changes, looming deadlines, and escalating demands from stakeholders.  Delivering a successful digital project be that web, mobile, eCommerce or intranet is a real skill and traditional project approaches just don’t work.



This workshop is led by the highly respected Vishy Narayanan who is an experienced Project and Global Commerce Manager.  The interactive 1 day course gives you everything you need to deliver projects on time and on budget and you'll learn how to limit scope creep, change requests, minimise risk, identify red flags and how to recover from problems as well as take away essential tools such as templates and documentation.



For more information please click here and if you're an AIMIA member then take advantage of the special member rate

It's nearly here - The 20th Annual AIMIA Awards celebrating all things digital on 3rd April 2014






Big congratulations to AIMIA, the Digital Industry Association of Australia for encouraging and supporting the growth of our digital content, services and applications industry for these past 20+ years. 



The Awards night will be a huge one and we know they've outsold last years tickets but can still squeeze a few more in - so if you haven't already, you can still purchase your tickets here.



Hope we'll see you there.