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Product Development

Course

This course introduces Product Development, with a focus on the role a Product Manager plays and key activities that occur during development, including the lifecycle of a code change, creating test plans, getting early feedback, effectively prioritizing issues, and running a go/no go launch meeting.

This course introduces Product Development, with a focus on the role a Product Manager plays and key activities that occur during development, including the lifecycle of a code change, creating test plans, getting early feedback, effectively prioritizing issues, and running a go/no go launch meeting.

Beginner

4 weeks

Real-world Projects

Completion Certificate

Last Updated February 29, 2024

Skills you'll learn:
Project management frameworks • Prioritization • Cross-functional collaboration • Functional testing
Prerequisites:
Product development cycle • Product management basics • Professional presentations

Course Lessons

Lesson 1

Introduction to Product Development

An introduction to the Product Development course, prerequisites, a brief history of product development, and an overview of the course project.

Lesson 2

Influencing without Authority

Influencing without authority is a critical skill for a PM. Building credibility and trust are key components, along with being able to negotiate and say no.

Lesson 3

Development Methodologies, Collaboration, & Tools

As a PM you won't write code but you do need to understand how work gets done. This lesson covers different development methodologies, how to communicate, and an overview of key engineering processes.

Lesson 4

Testing, Feedback, and Preparing for Launch

PMs are responsible for shipping high-quality products. This lesson covers using testing and real-world feedback to improve your product, and how to determine when your product is ready to launch.

Lesson 5 • Project

Project: Managing Product Development

For this project, you will identify risks and issues by creating a test plan and getting feedback from dogfooders. You will then prioritize that feedback and run a go/no go launch meeting.

Taught By The Best

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Alex King

Product Manager at Google

Alex King is a product manager at Google, where he works on Pixel Camera. He previously worked on setup experiences for smart home devices like Google Wifi, Google Home, and Chromecast. He formerly worked at Uber where he led rider experience for JUMP Bikes and Scooters. He graduated from the University of Washington.

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