Product Management 101

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Course Description

Product management is the process of making the right product, to solve the right problem for the right person at the right time. The right person is the customer, who along with business and technology, make up the heart of the product management process. It is the process by which a vision or idea becomes a valuable product.

The project manager is an extremely important person in an organization. You will typically find product managers at companies that build software or products for customer or business-to-business use.

The product manager is the CEO of the product. They are responsible for the strategy and roadmap for the product, as well as the team of employees that are involved in every step of making the product.

In this course you will learn what a product manager does, how the software product development process works, and how to work within the agile and scrum frameworks. You will also learn what it takes to be a product manager at top companies like Google, Microsoft and Apple.

Course Requirements

This course will not require you to have previous experience in any particular area but you should have a high school reading level. No books will be required.

Course Topics

The contents of this course include the following lessons:

Introduction to Agile Methodology and Product Management

The Product Manager Role

Working with a Development Team

Collaborating in the Sprint Meetings

Common Mistakes of a Product Manager

The Product Vision

Techniques for Creating the Product Vision

Using Product Backlogs

Estimating in Scrum and Managing Quality

Planning the Product Release


And more…!

Course Materials

All course materials is provided in this class. There is no need to buy additional resources.

Grading Policy

Several lessons will be accompanied by a written assignment and a brief quiz  . Students will successfully complete this course by mastering all learning outcomes with 70% or higher overall grade.

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Define Agile Methodology and Product Management.
  • Define the role of the product manager.
  • Define the Scrum Team and ScrumMaster.
  • Describe collaborating in the sprint meetings.
  • Know common mistakes of a product manager.
  • Define the product vision.
  • Know techniques for creating the vision.
  • Describe product backlogs.
  • Know estimating techniques in Scrum and Managing Quality.
  • Describe the processing involved in planning the release.
  • Describe sprint meetings.
  • Describe how the PM role varies by company, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
Lesson 1 Assignment2
Exam 18
Exam 29
Lesson 3 Assignment2
Exam 310
Lesson 4 Assignment 2
Exam 48
Exam 59
Lesson 6 Assignment2
Exam 67
Exam 78
Exam 87
Lesson 9 Assignment2
Exam 99
Exam 107
Exam 119
Exam 128
Exam 138
Exam 149
Final Exam70
Total Points:196

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