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"Product Managers play a critical role in making sure that the right product gets built. This starts by deeply understanding your users and the problems that you are solving for, then working with a number of different teams to identify and build a solution. After launching a product, it’s an amazing feeling when you see people using your product in the real world."
Alex King, Product Manager at Uber
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The most effective products start with a comprehensive market-based, insight-driven strategy. Identify the right problems to solve through market research, target user definition, and market sizing. Create a compelling vision and strategy that will set up the team to solve those problems. Understand how to communicate effectively to get people excited and invested in your ideas.Pitch a Product Vision
Take an idea through concept, design, and user validation phases, and create a spec to handoff to Engineering for development. Use design-thinking methodologies to explore various ideas, and then converge on a single idea. Map out the full concept through creation of a prototype that can be used to validate that you’re solving a problem for real users.Run a Design Sprint
Learn the critical soft skills needed to manage the development and execution phase of the product. Collaborate with cross-functional teams and stakeholders to guide them through planning and execution. Manage stakeholder expectations and handle risks that arise, reprioritizing feature and sprint priorities to tackle competing requests.Manage the Product Development Process
Create a plan, identify the launch risks, and figure out how to minimize their impact on your launch. Collaborate with a variety of teams including Marketing, Sales, Customer Support, and more to prepare them to interface with customers as the product is launched. Execute the launch and use feedback from your customers to determine the next steps for your product.Deliver a Product to Market
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Anastasia is a Growth Product Manager at Google, leading growth for the Google iOS Search app. Prior to Google, Anastasia has worked on products in Real Estate, FinTech, dating, navigation, and enterprise software.
Product Manager at Uber
Alex is passionate about simplifying complex user problems. He leads Rider Experience for JUMP Bikes & Scooters, and previously Setup Experiences for smart home devices like Google Wifi, Google Home, and Chromecast.
Yuva has led SaaS products across various-stage startups and Fortune 10 companies. She is dedicated to evolving a company’s vision into a product with a strong market fit, while creating delightful user experiences.
Product Managers are highly coveted roles in both enterprises and startups. It’s a role involves leading many cross-functional teams to develop new products and features from scratch, and bring them to market.
This program is designed for students who want to assume key leadership roles in product development in their company. You will learn how to define product strategy and KPIs based on market analysis, pitch a product vision to get stakeholder buy-in, and design a user-centered prototype that adheres to engineering constraints. Then, you will develop an execution timeline that handles competing priorities, communicate a product roadmap that builds consensus amongst internal stakeholders, and create a comprehensive go-to-market plan based on product KPIs. Finally, once launching a product into the market, you’ll learn how to build tests to enhance product features based on market data.
This program will equip you with the foundational skills to assume entry-level product manager roles. You’ll learn directly from experienced Product Managers at Uber and Google, who have constructed this Nanodegree program to equip you with the most in-demand and relevant industry skills.
This program is intended for anyone who wants to be equipped to become a Product Manager. If you want to learn the core skill set required in all Product Manager roles, which is the foundation for more specialized roles like Growth Product Manager, Data Product Manager, AI Product Manager, and more, this program is for you.
Product Manager is a top 5 job on LinkedIn's Most Promising Jobs for 2019, and one of the most coveted roles in large tech enterprises, as well as entrepreneurial startups. Glassdoor lists Product Manager in the Top 4 in their list for the 50 Best Jobs in America for 2020.
With a starting base salary of $125,000, Product Management roles in the US have grown an astounding 32% over just a two year period, from August 2017 to June 2019, higher than software engineering job growth (21%) and overall US job growth (6%) during that same time span.
No. This Nanodegree program accepts all applicants regardless of experience and specific background.
No prior experience with Product Management is required. You will need to be comfortable with basic computer skills, such as managing files, using third-party online programs, and navigating the Internet through an online browser. You will also need access to a video camera on a computer.
The Product Manager Nanodegree program is comprised of content and curriculum to support four projects. Once you subscribe to a Nanodegree program, you will have access to the content and services for the length of time specified by your subscription. We estimate that students can complete the program in four (4) months, working 10 hours per week.
Each project will be reviewed by the Udacity reviewer network. Feedback will be provided and if you do not pass the project, you will be asked to resubmit the project until it passes.
Please see the Udacity Program FAQs for policies on enrollment in our programs.
You will need to use Google Slides or Microsoft PowerPoint, and Google Docs or Microsoft Word, as well as access to the internet and a 64-bit computer. You will also need a computer to record a video pitch, and use Figma and theplot.io, for which the requirements are:
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