Assumptions Mapping Fundamentals

Learn how to identify risky assumptions and focus your experimentation.

Enroll in this self paced workshop and walk away with the skills to:

  • Identify the risk in an idea using design thinking principles.
  • Extract well formed assumptions that would have to be true for your idea to work.
  • Map the most important assumptions with the least amount of evidence to focus your experimentation.

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Learn how to identify, extract and map risk in your idea.

Why is this course for you?

This course is for innovators, entrepreneurs and anyone who wants to reduce risk in a product, service or business idea. Take this course to de-risk your own ideas or use these techniques to help others. The choice is yours.

Who else uses Assumptions Mapping?

Thousands of people around the world already use Assumptions Mapping for:

  • side hustles
  • startups
  • accelerators
  • small businesses
  • large corporations
  • government agencies

Assumptions Mapping has even been integrated into Google's Design Sprint Program.

In short, it just works.

"Assumption Mapping Fundamentals lets each team member reflect on any assumptions we may hold towards any topic relevant to our problem space."

- Jordan Ayenoue, Corporate Innovator, Orange Group

"The Assumptions Mapping Fundamental course is valuable to beginners and those who have experience with assumption mapping. I knew and practiced the process before, but I still learned a lot of helpful advice and tips, such as how to prevent and mitigate anti-patterns, the importance of a balance in participants, and what to do if there are assumptions that don't fit a particular box. Assumption mapping can be applied to all sorts of inputs at various levels, be it Vision and strategy, Plan, or a User journey map. Teams utilizing this tool will be well-equipped to separate what they wish was true from reality and move forward confidently."

- Iryna Melnyk, Product Director, Octopus Deploy

"I wanted to express my gratitude for your insightful online course on extract and mapping assumptions. Your teaching style made even complex concepts easy to grasp. The knowledge I gained has motivated me to apply these methods to real-world scenarios. Thank you for sparking this new interest in me!"

- Navid khabazi, Innovation Consultant, RAINNO

"By teaching PMs and product teams test assumptions at every level, this course prevents errors & missteps a lot of the product teams make in their product discovery & problem solution journey. David also provides some actionable points on including the method in the existing methods product organizations use."

- Ankur Malhotra, VP - Products, Bajaj Finserv

"Assumptions Mapping Fundamentals is not just a training – it's a one-of-a-kind catalyst for you and your innovation team and a great resource in the process of testing business ideas. David has managed to create a learning experience that is as concise and straightforward as it is effective and actionable, and the examples and prompts he uses will surely inspire (and empower!) you to take this to your day-to-day."

- Jelena Saranovic, Business Innovation Coach, Sage

"Get ready to dive into the world of crafting and nailing solid business hypotheses this online course. If you're vibing with 'Testing Business Ideas' already, this course is like the sidekick you've been waiting for. David breaks it down, using a real business idea, showing you how to rock a team workshop and slash those risks. But even if you're book-less, no sweat—this course stands strong on its own. Short, sweet, and oh-so to the point."

- Viviane Steil, Product Manager, Saol Assurance

"Assumption Mapping Fundamentals is a gentle, low-risk introduction towards sharing assumptions among a team and transforming them into testable hypotheses in order to inform product development. David does an excellent job with easy pacing and affable delivery in leveraging his experience leading this exercise with many teams. Highly recommended for teams that are surprised too often as well as ones that are not."

- Gene Moy, Head of UX, aPriori Technologies

Your Instructor

David J Bland
David J Bland
David J Bland is an author and founder who lives in Northern California. In 2015, he founded Precoil to help companies find product market fit using lean startup, design thinking and business model innovation.
He has helped hundreds of teams test new product, service and business ideas at companies such as GE, Toyota, Adobe, HP, Behr and more.
David is the lead author of Testing Business Ideas, an internationally best selling business book published in over 20 different languages.
Prior to advising, he spent 10 years of his career scaling technology startups. David continues to give back to the startup community by teaching at several universities and startup accelerators in Silicon Valley.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

Learn a 3 step process to identify, extract and map your riskiest assumptions.

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