Product Management Program Curriculum

A learning experience that’s as rigorous and in sync with the industry as it is suited to beginners and upskillers alike.

Curriculum overview

Part-time
Flexible
Full-time
Intro to Product Management
approx.
1 month
Product Management Immersion
approx.
5.5 months
Intro to Product Management
approx.
0.5 - 1 month
Product Management Immersion
approx.
3.5 - 5.5 months
Intro to Product Management
approx.
0.5 months
Product Management Immersion
approx.
3.5 months
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Completion times are approximations based on the progress of our current students and graduates.

Intro to Product Management
Product Management Immersion

Dive into the world of product management while gaining hands-on experience identifying, managing, and implementing improvements to your product.

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1.1 The Role of the Product Manager

Learn about the origins, relevance, and responsibilities of a product manager while researching and proposing ways to improve a product.

1.2 Introduction to the Product Requirements Document

Define and compile your Product Requirements Document (PRD), while also explaining the difference between Objective Key Results (OKRs) and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).

1.3 Agile: Introduction to Scrum & Kanban

Learn about Agile techniques, Scrum meetings, and applying methodologies to a project.

1.4 User & Market Research

Learn about quantitative and qualitative research methodologies and create survey and interview questions to best conduct user research.

1.5 Backlog Prioritization

Discover how to define prioritization frameworks and apply a prioritization method to your own list of feature requests.

1.6 Design, Prototypes & MVPs

Differentiate between low- and high-fidelity design, types of Minimum Viable Products (MVPs), and develop an early wireframe using a wireframing tool.

1.7 Team Alignment

Learn to manage and build trust among teams of stakeholders, and present your product improvement ideas to your company’s Chief Product Officer (CPO).

Immerse yourself into the mindset, processes, and tools that product managers use every day. In this course, you’ll complete a total of four Achievements, consisting of several tasks each.

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Achievement 1
Achievement 2
Achievement 3
Achievement 4
Understand Your Product & Align the Team

Dive into the product development process by compiling the first version of a Product Requirements Document (PRD)—aligning team members and stakeholders on shared goals.

1.1

Understanding Company Vision

1.2

Understanding Your Stakeholders & Decision Makers

1.3

Understanding Your Product

1.4

Creating Product Principles

1.5

Aligning Project Timelines & Budgets

1.6

Creating a Product Roadmap

Initiate Research & Define Solutions

Navigate, organize, and conduct user and market research. Learn to carry out ideation and solution definition before analyzing, articulating, and synthesizing the information you’ve gathered in the form of product solutions.

2.1

Conducting Valuable Research

2.2

Organizing Research & Data

2.3

Conducting Effective Analysis

2.4

Articulating Information

2.5

Generating & Prioritizing Ideas

2.6

Defining Product Solutions

Validate & Refine the Idea

Create prototypes, Minimum Viable Products (MVPs), and a proof of concept as needed. Finish compiling your Product Requirements Document (PRD) and get ready for development.

3.1

Defining the Product Manager’s Role During Product Validation

3.2

Prototyping & Testing

3.3

Designing Iterations & User Feedback

3.4

Developing Minimum Viable Products & Proof of Concept

3.5

Finalizing Your Product Requirements Document (PRD)

3.6

Preparing for Development

Launch & Iterate

Learn how to manage stakeholders and teams during launch, define success metrics, collect data, and review your product metrics and customer feedback.

4.1

Managing Effectively During Development

4.2

Capturing Product Metrics

4.3

Aligning Stakeholders & Teams

4.4

Preparing for Product Launch

4.5

Completing Post-Launch Activities

4.6

Strategizing for Product & Self

Intro to Product Management

Dive into the world of product management while gaining hands-on experience identifying, managing, and implementing improvements to your product.

1.1 The Role of the Product Manager

1.2 Introduction to the Product Requirements Document

1.3 Agile: Introduction to Scrum & Kanban

1.4 User & Market Research

1.5 Backlog Prioritization

1.6 Design, Prototypes & MVPs

1.7 Team Alignment

Product Management Immersion

Immerse yourself into the mindset, processes, and tools that product managers use every day. In this course, you’ll complete a total of four Achievements, consisting of several tasks each.

about ux

Built on proven learning theories and industry expertise

Dive into a comprehensive and varied learning experience designed to take you from beginner to Product Management pro.

Each course is packed with reading materials, supporting audio learning options, and more.

Our instructional designers work hand-in-hand with seasoned experts in the field to keep the curriculum rooted in proven learning theories, and in-sync with the latest industry practices.

Graduate portfolios

View some of the incredible work our students completed during the Product Management Program

Create your portfolio with industry-standard tools

Product Management Tools

We’ve partnered up with industry-standard tool providers to make sure you have access to the tools you’ll likely use in your new career. Through free trials and special discounts exclusively available to CareerFoundry students, you’ll get to test out which tools work best for your needs.

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