Technical Foundations for Product Managers

4.7

(45 ratings)

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5 Weeks

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Cohort-based Course

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Course overview

Does this sound familiar?

You sat through another meeting today feeling totally lost as the devs threw around terms like “rate limits” and “microservices”.


Every time you have to make decisions that impact an engineer’s implementation, you feel like you’re on the back foot and struggling to keep up with the details.


After you hand off a feature to engineering, you have no idea if it will be delivered the way you're expecting.



You can feel confident, you just need the right plan.


The reason most PMs can’t improve their technical skills is that they follow random online tutorials with no real plan or guidance. Or try to go from zero to 100 overnight by upskilling on complex topics - only to give up feeling frustrated and disappointed.


That’s why this cohort is designed to help you build a foundational understanding of software applications. You won’t just memorize a bunch of terms - you’ll actually understand how software products are designed and deployed to handle millions of users.


And our community will be here to give you the support, guidance, and accountability you’ll need to finally stick with it.


After only 4 weeks, you’ll look back and think.. “WOW! I can’t believe I did that.” 



Now imagine if you could:


✅ Master technical concepts without getting lost in an internet maze.


✅ Stop asking engineers to dumb down concepts when talking to you.


✅ Predict risks, anticipate issues, and avoid endless back-and-forth.


✅ Improve your communication with engineers, users, and technical stakeholders   



Getting started is easy.


1️⃣ Start with my 8-day email course to start building confidence with APIs today (enroll for free below!)


2️⃣ Enroll in the 4-week cohort to build your foundations with application architecture, APIs, software development lifecycle, and system design.


3️⃣ Continue your journey with The Vault, our content library covering technical tradeoffs, generative AI, technical interview prep, and more.



Who is this course for

01

Senior Product Managers.

Build confidence and gain a competitive edge amongst your peers

02

Non-technical PMs.

Overcome imposter syndrome, improve communication, and make better product decisions

03

MBA graduates and consultants.

Seamlessly transition into product by learning critical technical skills

What you’ll get out of this course

Build confidence

Feel more confident in your decisions by building a deeper understanding of technical tradeoffs

Improve communication

Engage engineering by using common language

Grow your technical skills

Understand fundamentals by learning and practicing essential concepts

Excel in your Product career

Gain a competitive edge in your career by demonstrating your technical acumen

This course includes

6 interactive live sessions

Lifetime access to course materials

84 in-depth lessons

Direct access to instructor

4 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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  • Week 1

    Aug 26—Sep 1

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone

    Events

    • Aug

      26

      Tech for Product - Cohort Kick Off!

      Mon, Aug 26, 9:00 PM - 9:30 PM UTC

    • Aug

      29

      Application Architecture

      Thu, Aug 29, 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM UTC

    Modules

    • Free preview

      Application Architecture

  • Week 2

    Sep 2—Sep 8

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone

    Events

    • Sep

      5

      APIs

      Thu, Sep 5, 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM UTC

    Modules

    • APIs

  • Week 3

    Sep 9—Sep 15

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone

    Events

    • Sep

      12

      Software Development Lifecycle

      Thu, Sep 12, 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM UTC

    Modules

    • Software Development Life Cycle

  • Week 4

    Sep 16—Sep 22

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone

    Events

    • Sep

      19

      Scaling + System Design

      Thu, Sep 19, 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM UTC

    Modules

    • Scaling & System Design

  • Week 5

    Sep 23—Sep 26

    Week dates are set to instructor's time zone

    Events

    • Sep

      26

      Optional: Bonus: Q&A + Next Steps

      Thu, Sep 26, 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM UTC

  • Post-Course

    Modules

    • Deep Dive: Data Models

    • Q&A + Next Steps

  • Bonus

    Modules

    • Bonus: Technical Tradeoffs

    • Bonus: Roadmaps, PRD, and Sprints

    • Bonus: Machine Learning & AI

4.7

(45 ratings)

What students are saying

Bonus: More than just a cohort

Bonus: More than just a cohort

4-Week Live Course

Weekly live sessions and 90+ bite-sized lessons so you can learn on the go with the support you need

Access to The Vault 

Access to 5+ additional recorded courses to help you tackle any technical challenge that comes your way

Big AF FAQ

50+ top questions and deep-dive answers so that you can quickly get back to work

System Design Gym 

AI-powered system design exercises to push your system design skills to the next level

Technical Interview Prep

2+ hours of case studies and interview questions to make sure you ace your next role

It's worked for 250+ PMs - it will work for you

It's worked for 250+ PMs - it will work for you

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Meet your instructor

Colin Matthews

Colin Matthews

Product Manager @ Datavant

I’ve had my fair share of doubt when it came to technical skills. From flunking out of my first software engineering interview, to struggling to build my own SaaS products for years, I always felt like an imposter.


After hundreds of hours of self study and online courses, everything clicked when I was able to pull back from the low-level details and build a comprehensive view of the entire software stack. Learning these skills has helped me anticipate risks and communicate more effectively with engineers.


Now, I want to help you do the same.


Today, I work as a product manager leading a team building America's largest health data ecosystem. I make high-impact decisions daily that require deep technical comprehension.


8500+ students have taken my courses on Udemy and Pluralsight with a 4.5/5 average rating.


I've built and sold a SaaS product as a team of one - from application development, to marketing and sales.

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Technical Foundations for Product Managers

Cohort 9 - Thursdays 5PM EST

$699

Dates

Aug 26—Sep 26, 2024

Payment Deadline

Aug 26, 2024
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Course schedule

4-6 hours per week
  • Live Sessions

    Tue or Thur | 5:00pm - 6:30pm EST


  • Recorded Lessons

    2-3 hours per week


  • Practice Exercises

    1-2 hours per week


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Join an upcoming cohort

Technical Foundations for Product Managers

Cohort 9 - Thursdays 5PM EST

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Aug 26—Sep 26, 2024

Payment Deadline

Aug 26, 2024
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$699

4.7

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5 Weeks