Become A Great Technical Program Manager

4.3

(15 ratings)

2 Weeks

Cohort-based Course

Elevate your TPM career with proven strategies for leading complex projects and gaining senior-leadership trust.

Course overview

馃殌 Lets become GREAT together in hours not years

馃槯 Are you new to the TPM role and not sure how to succeed?

馃槦 Have your leaders ever told you that you are a "Good" TPM but not "Great"?

馃様 Has someone ever told you to "Be More Strategic"?

馃槪 Have you been passed over for big programs because you are not ready yet?

馃槸 Are you a Product Manager or Engineering Leader struggling with program management responsibilities?


Believe it or not, I have sat in that very seat thinking "what am I missing".


It took me years and many difficult projects at places like Apple, Google, Nike to understand what it means to be "Great".


馃榿 Good news for you, you won't have to spend years. Become a standout TPM in a few hours. Learn the skills and knowledge needed to gain senior leadership's trust to lead large cross-functional programs and take your career to the next level.


Level-up your TPM skills with lessons based on real-world experiences, tried-and-tested frameworks, and successful strategies I picked up from working on complex 0 to 1 programs at Apple, Google, Nike, Blackberry.

Who is this course for

01

Entry to Mid-Level Technical Program Manager


You just started as a TPM or looking to level-up your game to go for the big career upgrade.

02

Product Manager


You're a PM at a startup driving complex projects looking to level up your tactical TPM skill sets.

03

Engineering Leader Leading Programs


You're leading large programs and looking to build up your TPM skills.

Here is what you will learn

What is a Technical Program Manager

Get a crash course on how bigtech and startups leverage TPMs to maximum effect. This will help you chart your own career goals as well as understanding where growth opportunities might lie for TPM.

How Great TPMs lead large complex programs

Learn my first principles approach to leading complex programs with a framework you can apply to any project of any size and complexity. Dive deep into real world case studies to see how the framework gets applied on complex programs.

How Great TPMs leverage Superpowers to lead

Learn the shape of power, battle tested strategy to dealing with difficult personalities, lead with influence and without authority. Dive into case studies to help you turn theory to practice.

How Great TPMs are Systems Philosophers

Equip yourself with my battle tested approach to breaking down and becoming well versed in any technical system you come across by leveraging my "Systems Philosopher Approach". Learn how my "World Builder Framework" will help you deploy processes and strategies for any problem.

Course syllabus

2 modules 鈥 4 lessons 鈥 2 projects
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  • Week 1

    Jan 27鈥擩an 28

    Modules

    • Leading Complex Programs

      To lead complex programs you must understand the root of complexity.

      • No two programs are the same
      • Build and fly the plane at the same time
      • Ambiguity and Uncertainty
      • Desire, Possibilities, Scarcity聽


      Complexity can be handled but it will rarely be the same approach. Every program will require a slight tweak to the fundamental approach.

  • Week 2

    Jan 29鈥擣eb 4

    Modules

    • TPM Superpowers

      Some would call these "soft skills", others will call them "EQ", however for me these skills are the "real skills" that make a TPM stand out:

      • Your ability to decompose large complex systems.
      • Your ability to navigate a difficult personality
      • Your ability to influence without authority
      • Your ability to be a GREAT TPM.

      In this module we will focus on developing these skills.

4.3

(15 ratings)

What students are saying

Meet your instructor

Aadil Maan

Aadil Maan

Aadil is a multifaceted Technical Program Manager with 12+ years track record of successfully managing massive, Zero to One hardware and software Programs on mobile, IoT, & desktop platforms as well working on a programming language.


His career path has led him from some of tech industries biggest names (Blackberry, Apple, Google, Nike) to now the trenches of a rapidly growing early stage stealth startup working on the next leap in personal computing (Humane).


Aadil writes a newsletter on substack called Building Romes TPM's Field Manual where, leaning on his lengthy career, he shares essays and insights on demystifying the role of TPMs.

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Payment Deadline

Jan 26, 2024

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The Definition of a Great Technical Program Manager

To strive for something you must first understand what it is you're striving for. Whether you are an athlete, an engineer, a business leader, a teacher, or a technical program manager, all pursuits of greatness require a definition.


After working closely with some of the greatest TPMs in the tech industry's biggest companies, here is what I have observed defines what it means to be great - FOR FREE 馃ぉ.


My goal is to help you understand the destination and then lets figure out the tools, mindset, and skills to get you there, together 馃馃徑鈥嶐煫拆煆.

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Cohort Course Time Commitment Requirements

2 days / 3 hours each
  • Saturday

    9:00AM - 12:00PM PST


  • Sunday

    9:00AM - 12:00AM PST

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The Books Every Technical Program Manager (TPM) Must Read

馃摎 Every person I meet or talk about Technical Program Management with always asks - what books do you recommend I should read to become better at this craft?


Blogs, newsletters, and the internet are great resources for acquiring knowledge on the go. However, books will always be the OG sources of knowledge.


馃 Why? They are a labour of love and the authors pour the entirety of their lived experiences, expertise, and knowledge into them.


Over time, I have collected my own personal favorites that I think every Technical Program Manager MUST READ.

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Learning is better with cohorts

Learning is better with cohorts

Active hands-on learning

This course builds on live workshops and hands-on projects

Interactive and project-based

You鈥檒l be interacting with other learners through breakout rooms and project teams

Learn with a cohort of peers

Join a community of like-minded people who want to learn and grow alongside you

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Become A Great Technical Program Manager

January 2024 Cohort

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Payment Deadline

Jan 26, 2024

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$500 USD

4.3

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2 Weeks