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Some familiarity with software development and product management is helpful, but not required.

Approx. 11 hours to complete
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Subtitles: English, Chinese (Traditional)

What you will learn

  • How to create the actionable focus to successfully manage your product

  • How to focus your work using modern product management methods

  • How to manage new products and explore new product ideas

  • How to manage and amplify existing products

Skills you will gain

Product/Market FitProduct ManagementDesign ThinkingInnovation PipelineLean Startup

Learner Career Outcomes

34%

started a new career after completing these courses

34%

got a tangible career benefit from this course
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Beginner Level

Some familiarity with software development and product management is helpful, but not required.

Approx. 11 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English, Chinese (Traditional)

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Achieving Focus and #Winning

3 hours to complete
20 videos (Total 99 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
20 videos
DPM Specialization Intro4m
You, the Product Manager5m
Why Is a Product Never a Product?6m
You and Your Customer4m
You and Your Design Team4m
You and Your Development Team4m
Product Manager vs. Product Owner8m
Greg Cohen on PM vs. PO?8m
What Is Data Science?3m
You and Your Data Science Team6m
Meet Enable Quiz, Our Startup Company Example3m
You and Your Consulting and/or Support Team5m
Focal Tool: The Customer Journey4m
Nastia Root on Creating a Strong Interface with Support4m
You and Your Sales and Marketing Team7m
You and Your Finance/Accounting and Legal Teams4m
You and Your Project Manager3m
You and Your Management Team4m
Week 1 Takeaways1m
1 reading
Course Overview & Requirements10m
3 practice exercises
Practice Quiz on the #Winning PM9m
Practice Quiz on Many Areas, One Focus21m
Week 1 Final Quiz30m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Using Today's Product Management Methods

3 hours to complete
20 videos (Total 113 min)
20 videos
What Kind of PM Are You?3m
Methods and PMs8m
Agile and Product Management7m
Design Thinking and the Product Manager6m
Lean Startup and the Product Manager9m
Managing Habits: Trigger and Action5m
Managing Habits: Variable Reward and Investment5m
Nir Eyal on Managing Habits6m
User Story Mapping for Product Managers7m
Prototyping for Product Managers5m
Usability Testing for Product Managers4m
Collaborating with Enterprise Customers--Tips 1-48m
Collaborating with Enterprise Customers--Tips 5-93m
David Bland on Avoiding the Product Death Cycle2m
Shaping Your Funnel Part 14m
Shaping Your Funnel Part 26m
Managing a Product with Hardware5m
Making Time to Do Things Right3m
Week 2 Takeaways4m
4 practice exercises
Practice Quiz on Solving the Right Problem12m
Practice Quiz on Creating the Right Solution6m
Practice Quiz on Applications in Product Management12m
Week 2 Final Quiz30m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Exploring a New Product Idea

2 hours to complete
13 videos (Total 73 min)
13 videos
Learning vs. Scaling7m
The Importance of Good Enough: "Cooped Up" MVPs8m
The Importance of Good Enough: "Greener Air" MVPs7m
Non-Titular Product Managers53s
David Chait on Non-Titular PMs5m
Horizons of Growth5m
Corporate Innovation Pipeline5m
Creating a Healthy Innovation Pipeline6m
David Bland on New Ventures Inside the Corporation8m
Business Model Design I: Proposition Design5m
Business Model Design II: Customer Journeys6m
Week 3 Takeaways2m
4 practice exercises
Practice Quiz on Learning vs. Scaling18m
Practice Quiz on Innovating in the Corporation6m
Practice Quiz: From Proposition to Business Model6m
Week 3 Final Quiz: Exploring a New Product Idea30m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Amplifying an Existing Product

3 hours to complete
19 videos (Total 105 min)
19 videos
Identifying Business Model Types5m
Business Model Design III: Delivery and Execution6m
Tamara Carleton on Strategic Foresight6m
The Trouble with New Features3m
The Importance of Good Enough: Seedling Features5m
Actionable Analytics5m
Eric Qi Dong on Disciplined Analytics for the Product Manager7m
Kiran Kadambi on Structuring Problems in Product Management13m
Applying Data Science5m
Andrew Kritzer on Data Science for the MBA6m
Jim Rose on Continuous Integration and Delivery7m
Jim Rose on Monolithic Architectures and Microservices4m
Managing a Channel or Modality1m
Nastia Root on Being a Growth PM5m
It's Not a Meeting l5m
It's Not a Meeting II7m
Roadmap?6m
Course and week close: Let's Not Make This Good-Bye34s
3 practice exercises
Practice Quiz: Focused Tuning and Testing15m
Practice Quiz: Driving Growth through Focus15m
Week 4 Final Quiz30m

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About the Digital Product Management Specialization

This Specialization is intended for both current and new product managers working in digital who want to apply a portfolio of modern practices to developing their products and teams. Through five courses, you will cover applications of product design, hypothesis-driven development and agile, all at the heart of modern product management....
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