Product Management 101 is a course developed by Give & Tech and Becoming Product Managers. Over the past year we have seen dramatic changes in the workforce around us and with a dramatic change great opportunities are created. We are proud to present this 10 session project-based course which is designed to let you learn and experience the role of the product manager and gain valuable skills in the Product, Data, UX and Strategy domains. The course is taught by the leading product managers in the industry and combines theoretical knowledge alongside practical skills and exercises.
An important element of the course is a weekly peer-to-peer feedback on your projects while you develop them. We believe that being able to give and receive feedback is a critical skill for product managers and entrepreneurs alike!
This course will not make you a product manager (and we doubt any course can) but we strongly believe this is a great first step in the right direction.
Please note that in order to participate in this course you must meet the above described standards.
The participation donation (cost) ranges from 900-1500₪
The Course schedule consists of 10 workshop days delivered via online Zoom sessions. Some of the sessions will also include hands-on practice.
During the rest of the week, we will be available to answer any question or concern via a dedicated Slack channel.
We strongly believe that practice makes perfect – you will have many hands-on exercises to help you implement the new concepts you’ll learn.
During this course you will also get a chance to meet the Non profit and see how this course impacts not just your personal career but drives a greater positive change around you.
In this session we will cover what is and what isn’t product management. We will discuss the core parts of the PM’s role in the organization and learn the core principles that make a product manager successful.
Sagee will walk us through how we define the right problem to be solved, the framework Facebook builders use in planning, prioritizing and managing products. In this session you will learn how to define the “people problem statement” that communicates the focus of your start up, to test with your team, customers, partners, etc.
Tomer will lead us through the process of defining the north star metric and how it impacts our decisions which features to develop and how to define our product roadmap.
In this session we will learn why we are not our users, how to interview users from problem exploration, concept validation, qualitative feedback (NPS) and user testing. The session will convince you why it is important to involve your users in every step of the product development process.
In this session you will get the opportunity to build an MVP and learn the methodology to extract the maximum from your MVP.
Making sure your product aligns with the data isn’t as easy as you read in blogs. You have to be methodical about it and understand how to handle and work with the data you have. In this session you will learn ow to turn data into actionable insights, how to consume data correctly and what to do with your all your dashboards and KPIs
There’s no easy way to put this, but from our experience, 9 out of 10 companies (big or small) use less than 5% of their analytics platforms’ capabilities. Could it be that so many of us have it all wrong? Although we know how to technically use these tools and we totally appreciate the potential value (in theory), we just can’t seem to get the overwhelming data-based evidence and decision making abilities we were expecting to… Too often we find the most robust, sophisticated (and expensive) tools end up being used only to monitor monthly visitors and live visits. So, this lesson is all about the approach (the strategy). We won’t talk tricks or treats. Instead we’ll discuss how to build an analytics plan. How to use a methodology that will guide you through your process. How to ask the right question and set up the tools to support investigating the answers. Why mapping out all possible events should not even be on your list of tasks and more…
Martin will lead us through the key components for successful communication with the sales team and will share with us how to know when it is the right moment to trust your product intuition.
What do you do when you have no data? In this session, Shelly will share with us a set of specific tools (and skills) to be able to collect data from all web related sources resourcefully (Google Trends, Similarweb, stats libraries, social networks etc.) You will learn how to cross reference and “dig deeper” in order to learn meaningful insights.
In this session Yishai will cover the importance of UX, the principles of UX design, user journeys and cognitive hacks from user psychology. You will learn the principles of UX design and how it impacts the user.
In this hands on workshop you will get the chance to learn an intro to Balsamiq, and complete a wireframing exercise to build user journeys. The goal of this workshop is to implement the lessons learnt from the previous session and be able to translate a wireframe from the home assignment (paper) and build it in Balsamiq.
Carmi will share with us how product managers can use UX tools to clearly communicate their ideas to stakeholders, and what they should focus on when creating user flows and wireframes.
In this session, Ariel will share with us the importance of competitive analysis, how to conduct it and what we can learn from it to improve our product. Ariel will share with us how Product Managers and Product Marketing Managers interact to achieve product success
Tamir will share with us the fundamentals of A/B testing. You will learn how to avoid the typical A/B testing mistakes, learn why allocating the right experiment traffic and running experiments in parallel is so essential for your product success.
This session will focus on how we work with internal and external stakeholders, what are the common mistakes and how we can deliver a coherent story in multiple stakeholder languages.
Erez will share with us the do’s and don’ts of client meetings, how we can leverage client meetings to learn more about our products and their needs and come out alive.
Michelle will share with us how to build a winning PM resume, how to take our existing experience and leverage it to apply to product positions and how to brand ourselves on LinkedIn.
In this session we will cover the common questions in product interviews, how to deliver a compelling answer, what are some of the common mistakes in a PM interview and how to become a memorable candidate (in a good way)
The students will present their work in front of a seasoned product panel which will share their insights on the students’ work.
We will have a final AMA session with product managers from different industries and at different stages of their career from Junior PMs to VP Product.