Celebrating Women’s History Month with Jasmine Lawrence | Student Success

Jasmine Lawrence has success written all over her. From being a teenage CEO (13 years to be precise) to working at Softbank, Facebook and now Moonshot X Factory; Jasmine has done it all. She has been on the Forbes’ 30 under 30 list, got interviewed by Oprah, and won several accolades that speak volumes about her success.

But this success didn’t come easy to her. She worked hard for it, got the right skills and persevered through the journey. 

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Breaking Into IT Project Management

Since the advent of the internet, technology has taken on an increasingly key role in our everyday personal and professional lives. Technological development has naturally led to information technology (IT) proliferating the operations and processes of every type of company. With increasing numbers of projects requiring a technological foundation, tech-savvy project managers who can keep the work organized are now in high demand.

In this article, we cover the basics of IT project management and share some tips on getting started in project management.

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Diving into the Product Manager Role with Aubrey Cattell, Adobe VP of Product

As business leaders fill more Artificial Intelligence, Cloud, and Data Analytics positions in their organizations, the need to ensure alignment between tech and other functions is being recognized as an urgent priority and gap in many enterprises. 

Today, where most companies are product-centric companies, the Product Management function must collaborate with almost every other team in the organization. The role of Product Management is therefore becoming more critical than ever.

In our latest playbook for a Great Product Team webinar, Aubrey Cattell, Vice President of Product at Adobe, shared his insights on the evolving Product Manager role with Cary Fulbright, our Head of Enterprise Marketing.

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Early Access to Course 2 of Our Data Product Manager ND Launches Today

In keeping with our mission to upskill the workforce of tomorrow, we’re excited to announce that we’re giving early access to the second course in our upcoming Data Product Manager Nanodegree program.

Access to the first course, Applying Data Science to Product Management, has been available since June. As of today, Establishing Data Infrastructure, the second course in the Nanodegree program, is also open for enrollment at 30% off!

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Top Trends in Product Management to Watch

Five years ago, the role of the product manager was unclear. Some companies conflated product managers with project managers, while others treated them as a liaison to the engineering team. As time has gone by, product managers have clearly defined their roles within organizations, stepping up as leaders in executing product vision and strategy while driving revenue for the business. 

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While most other jobs have increased in demand by a steady 6.6% in the last two years, product manager roles have increased by 32%. Additionally, product managers make an average salary of $108,000 according to Glassdoor

If the availability of jobs and the promise of a good income make this field sound appealing to you, check out these top trends in product management so you can stay informed.

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