Product Gym - Cases in Product Management

4.4

(7 ratings)

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2 Weeks

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Cohort-based Course

Unlock the next level in your PM career! Dive deep, gain insight, and accelerate your career by discussing real PM challenges.

Course overview

Dive into and learn from real PM strategy, metrics, org and career challenges

This is a case-based course that takes you behind the scenes of real-world product successes and failures. Get into the minds of product managers in hard situations, and work through the strategies, insights and mistakes they made - in the process supercharging your own skills and building your playbook.


Based on real products and situations, expect a lot of discussion with the instructor and your peers as we work through different challenges PMs have - product strategy, communication, execution and career management - pushing your thinking and equipping yourself with the skills to advance your career.

Who is this course for and what you'll get...

01

Ambitious Product leaders (PM, UX, Eng, Ops) who need to upgrade their playbook and mental models to make better decisions and succeed.

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Senior/Group PMs and Directors who want to up-level strategy, influence, communication and career decision-making.

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People who want to connect with other elite PMs - share war stories and pro tips. Unlock the next level of leadership! Open Q&A each week.

Work across 4 sessions on cases based on real world PM experiences

Discuss situations that real PMs faced - cases on

  1. Ecosystem strategy
  2. Product execution and metrics
  3. Communication and building consensus within a large company
  4. Career management and decisions
Strategy: Understand the complexity of growing a product dependent on an ecosystem

The first case will work through bets to grow a nascent product dependent on different kinds of partners and complex distribution to grow - and will ask if the product should survive at all.


The class will equip you with a mental model for ecosystem and partner dynamics.

Product Execution: Understand how to identify metrics for a complex product and trade-offs to drive that metric

The second case will cover defining the right metrics for an established and a new product, and we'll work through how to drive that metric and the trade-offs it will involve.


The class will equip you with tools and principles to pick and drive metrics for your products.

Risk: How to quantify it and be bold, while being smart and ambitious

The third class will cover a couple of examples of PM being faced with risk - partner, legal and regulatory.


You will leave with inspiration and frameworks on how to make bold bets under pressure and trying circumstances.

Career Management: How to think about your next move and the moves after that...

In the final class, we'll look at three examples of people making career decisions on what to do next, and learn from their choices.


Leave with tools to evaluate how to pick the next project, next job and even a new job function.

This course includes

8 interactive live sessions

Lifetime access to course materials

5 in-depth lessons

Direct access to instructor

Projects to apply learnings

Guided feedback & reflection

Private community of peers

Course certificate upon completion

Maven Satisfaction Guarantee

This course is backed by Maven’s guarantee. You can receive a full refund within 14 days after the course ends, provided you meet the completion criteria in our refund policy.

Course syllabus

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    Meet your instructor

    Satyajeet Salgar

    Satyajeet Salgar

    Director of Product and UX, Google AI

    Satyajeet has founded multiple products within Google including YouTube Live and Google Play Games, while helping scale multiple 100M MAU and 1B DAU products.


    He's worked in a couple of early stage startups, and more recently advises a number of startup founders on product strategy and organization. He's managed, mentored and coached 100+ PMs over his career.


    He currently guest lectures at a number of universities and is excited to now teach through Maven.

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    Course schedule

    3-5 hours per week
    • Tuesdays & Thursdays

      4:00pm-5:15pm PST/7:00pm-8:15pm EST

      We meet twice a week. Expect to pre-read a short case before each class.


      We will start with a presentation and then launch into the case discussion with Q&A at the end.

    • 2 weeks starting in mid-Jan

      MAr, 2024 to Jan 25, 2024


    • Pre-read and optional reading

      1-2 hours per week

      Each week will have a short case or set of cases for the class to read, which we will discuss.


      Optional reading/listening associated with the class will be assigned each week.


    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’ll 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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