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Product Manager

Nanodegree Program

In this Nanodegree, you will learn foundational skills all product managers use in leading the development of software products, whether mobile apps, desktop apps, or web platforms for consumers or enterprises.

In this Nanodegree, you will learn foundational skills all product managers use in leading the development of software products, whether mobile apps, desktop apps, or web platforms for consumers or enterprises.


3 months

Real-world Projects

Completion Certificate

Last Updated October 11, 2023

Skills you'll learn:
Product design sprints • Product prototyping • Product launch • Product scaling
Product development cycle • Product management basics • Professional presentations

Courses In This Program

Course 1 45 minutes

Welcome to the Nanodegree Program!

Welcome to Udacity! We're excited to share more about your nanodegree and start this journey with you!

Course 2 4 weeks

Product Strategy for Product Managers

The most effective products start with a comprehensive market-based, insight-driven strategy. Understand the role that product managers play during product development, with a focus on activities that happen early in the product development cycle. Learn how to 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 bought into your ideas.

Course 3 4 weeks

Product Design

Once the problem has been defined and a market opportunity has been identified, it is important to create a solution that is desirable by its users. Bring an idea through concept, design, and user validation, as well as creating a spec to hand-off to engineering for development. Use design thinking methodologies to diverge in order to explore ideas, and then ultimately focus in and converge on a single idea. Map out the full concept through the creation of a prototype that can be used to validate that you’re solving a problem for real users.

Course 4 4 weeks

Product Development

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.

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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Anastasia Root

Product Manager at Google

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.

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