Surviving and Thriving in Product Management

Product manage your career to become a product leader.

Anshumani Ruddra

with

Anshumani Ruddra

Group Product Manager at Google; former VP of Product at Disney+ Hotstar

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A 3-week-long hands-on workshop-style course with Anshumani, who has had the good fortune of working with great product managers throughout his career at places like Zynga, Cuemath, Disney+ Hotstar and Google.


Course Overview

See what people are saying

        I had the privilege of working with Anshumani at Zynga where he was a top-notch game designer. His strong analytical bent combined with his creativity made him an exceptional product person and leader. I have subsequently interacted with Anshumani on several projects in addition to having him be my "go-to" expert for all things product!
Harsha Kumar
Harsha Kumar
Partner, Lightspeed India Partners Advisors
        Customer empathy, storyteller par excellence and deep-rooted product fundamentals are what comes to mind when I look back at my experience working with Anshumani. A good product manager must blend data, process, customer thinking, domain thinking, business thinking and be able to talk up and down the organization. He is as generous as he is wise!
Akash Saxena
Akash Saxena
Head of Technology, Disney+ Hotstar
        Navigating the PM career ladder can be hard because there are a lot of dimensions to it. Anshumani brings a beautiful understanding of what matters at different times. Learning how to build delightful products early on, to aligning stakeholders and then managing PMs.
Piyush Narwani
Piyush Narwani
Co-founder, Aerotime
        As a young PM a decade back, I wish something like this was available then. I struggled with how to plan my career in product leadership rather than being a cowboy and "take it how it comes". Knowing Anshumani and how purposefully he coaches, I can’t recommend this more.
Anuj Rathi
Anuj Rathi
SVP Revenue and Growth, Swiggy

Who is this course for

01

Mid-Career Product Managers

You have 2 to 8 years of experience as a product manager but don’t know how to go further in product management

02

Senior Product Managers

You are figuring out how to break out of the bunch and position yourself as a product leader

03

Founders

You are a founder who is also leading the product charter at your organization and struggling to balance various responsibilities

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After taking this course you will confidently arrive at a multi-year roadmap for your product management career and be better equipped to influence decisions and create an impact on your organization. 

Topics covered

Measure your current level of impact

Have meaningful conversations with your manager about your aspirations


Create a backlog of all the things you want to achieve in your product management career


Imbibe various frameworks to view your career from different perspectives


Build decision tree around the type of product management career you want 


Arrive at a multi-year roadmap for your product management career


Course syllabus

01

Measure Your Impact

Being metrics-driven is a core competency for product managers. And you cannot improve what you don’t measure. We will look at various frameworks and help you measure your true impact on your organization and your product. This is a critical first step in building a roadmap for your career. 

02

The Product Management Career Path

Individual Contributor (IC) or people manager? Business-focused or core product-focused? Founder or executive? What are the various paths in front of you? We will dig into the Possession-Awareness Quadrant (a framework created by Anshumani) to help figure out your aspirations and the current gaps in your learning.   

03

Meaningful Career Conversations

Managers, mentors and coaches have an outsized effect on your career. But if you are not thoughtful and purposeful about what you want from these relationships, you won’t be able to extract or provide value. Meaningful conversations are the only way to set the right expectations and chart a course towards the right career outcomes. 

04

Build a Roadmap

Product Managers have a wide variety of skills and tools that allow them to craft and run products. But we fail to apply these very skills, these very tools to our own careers. You will dive deeper into building a backlog, applying various prioritization strategies and then finally arriving at a multi-year roadmap for your product management career

Meet your instructor

Anshumani Ruddra
Anshumani Ruddra

Anshumani has spent the last 18 years crafting experiences and products for users: first as an author of children’s books, then as a game designer on some of the world’s largest social games (Mafia Wars, Cafe World, etc) and then as a product manager across various consumer-tech businesses (gaming, messaging, healthcare, education, media and now fintech) in India and globally.

Learning is better with cohorts

Learning is better with cohorts
Active learning, not passive watching

This course focuses on live workshops and hands-on projects

Learn with a cohort of peers

You’ll be learning in public through breakout rooms and an engaged community

Learn with a cohort of peers

Surround yourself with like-minded people who want to grow alongside you

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