High-Impact Product Reviews for IC Product Managers

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4 Weeks

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Cohort-based Course

Get expert-led, small group, intensive practice & feedback on framing, communicating, and landing successful exec product reviews.

Previously at

Google
YouTube
Harvard University
Microsoft
Charles River Associates

Course overview

Learn by doing

Limited to 10 students maximum per cohort, our goal is to get a lot of hands-on practice with pre-work for each session. We will do lots of in-class examples and workshopping together.


This is the approach I've used for the last 20 years leveling up my own PM teams and as a 5-star Google PM coach, a large percentage of whom were able to be promoted and some whom are now VP's, directors and GPM's.


You will be working and leaning in and getting cold called a lot during class :-)


Class 1: Sit in the seat of an exec product reviewer.


Class 2: Practice honing your summarization and story arc skills.


Class 3: Build slides that get you to yes.


Class 4: How to manage the actual review room, discussion, and navigate landmines.


*Every class will end with a 20 minute AMA with Tom to dig into specific nuances you need more guidance on or to share specific challenges you're facing for a review coming up or that just happened at work.

Who is this course for

01

You're an APM up to L5 PM and are expecting to do more product reviews. You want to be ready for the challenge.

02

You've gotten perf feedback that your product reviews are not landing despite a lot of preparation.

03

Your organization has new leadership and they're telling the org they want to uplevel their product management excellence.

04

You love product reviews and want to become a master at them.

What you’ll get out of this course

Frame your review so you win early

Review why execs want product reviews, the different types, and common traits of successful vs unsuccessful ones. Students will play the role of product reviewer and Tom will present to you so you can assess, discuss, and see the review from the pov of the Directors and VP's.

Nail the exec summary so your storyline is crisp and lands

Using a case study you'll have read in advance of class, you'll work on a one slide exec summary and then we'll share, critique, and discuss as a small group. The goal here is to strengthen your ability to distill key information and themes in a logical, crisp, and persuasive way

Build the deck to lock in the key discussions and secure the input you need

Hone the art and science of going the next level deeper in detail, ensuring a deck flows, and we're framing the problem, providing relevant info, mapping out the option space, making a reco, making an ask, etc.

Present like a pro so you come across as a Sr IC with GPM potential

Develop your voice, handle objections, and manage pacing. We'll have lots of exercises where we practice presenting as well as taking questions, getting interrupted, stumped, and overruled.

Set a new high-water mark for your next review

Our goal will be for you to have a 10-20% better review after taking this course. We want your manager and skip level to notice that you're more buttoned up, clear headed, and manage the review for improved impact to the business.

This course includes

4 interactive live sessions

Lifetime access to course materials

17 in-depth lessons

Direct access to instructor

3 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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  • Bonus

    Modules

    • Optional: Complimentary 1:1 short coaching session with Tom

Free resource

Free Resource: What are the 5 Mistakes You are Making in your Product Reviews?

I've seen a lot of product reviews with some of the top PM's in the industry. And yet, we all seem to make the same mistakes. Here are the 5 that you should *not* make.

Watch Tom's video summary now.

What people say about Tom

        Over three years in Google Health, I saw firsthand Tom's extraordinary skills in breaking through all the complexity and distractions, crisply articulating the situation or state of affairs, understanding the essence of a product, and aligning it to customer needs in a compelling way.
John Moses

John Moses

VP, ŌURA
        Tom is a charismatic technology leader who thinks big and delivers. I witnessed Tom grow a product organization from scratch, motivate hundreds of x-functional team members and facing enormous obstacles, land a mission-critical YouTube product for millions of creators. Tom manages with empathy and passion and always keeps it fun.
Ian Fulton

Ian Fulton

GPM, Google
        I was grateful for Tom's insights, vision, and creativity while I supported the growing team as an execution partner. He provided the right direction and strategy while keeping us informed and motivated. Tom has a great depth and breadth of knowledge – I was able to avoid potential missteps due to his generous sharing of his own experiences...
Brittany Crosby

Brittany Crosby

Director of Innovation, Pfizer
        Tom is a superb product leader and entrepreneur. As a leader, he is unusual in being really good at both the strategic and the tactical levels. He leaves no stone unturned in trying to solve a problem -- while keeping all stakeholders abreast with his rationales, methods and progress. I would invest in anything Tom works on.
Phil Mui

Phil Mui

SVP, Salesforce AI Research
        Every once in awhile I encounter someone who truly impresses and inspires me. Tom is one of those people. Wisdom: Tom has an amazing attitude. He has amazing values. He is pragmatic and embraces reality. He is self-aware and emotionally in-control. He appreciates everything and takes nothing for granted...
Aaron Sarnat

Aaron Sarnat

Design, Ai2
        I use a simple litmus to determine whom I recommend: would I spend my own money on their salary in a startup? With Tom, the answer is a resounding YES. He's great at team building, & has a product vision I have seldom seen. If you're lucky enough to have the opportunity to work with, hire, invest in, brain pick or otherwise cavort with Tom, do so.
Matthew Berk

Matthew Berk

CEO, BeanBox

Meet your instructor

Tom Leung

Tom Leung

Tom has presented over 100 product reviews and has been a reviewer or approver on over 500 at Google, YouTube, and Microsoft as well as small public companies and venture-backed startups.


Years ago, Tom thought he was pretty good at exec reviews but he spent years refining his craft. Since then, he has successfully led some of the highest stakes reviews in the industry and was rated one of the top PM directors at Google.


Learn more about Tom and see some of his content about product management at http://linkedin.com/in/toml

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Join an upcoming cohort

High-Impact Product Reviews for IC Product Managers

Cohort 2

$880 USD

Dates

May 10—31, 2024

Payment Deadline

May 9, 2024
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Bulk purchases

Course schedule

2-4 hours per week
  • Four weekly sessions for 90 minutes


  • Weekly projects

    1 hour per week

    Pre-work should be submitted on the Thursday night in advance of each week's Sunday class.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is this for?
I work full-time, what is the expected time commitment?
What happens if I can’t make a live session?
What will I get out of this?
I can't make those dates or want more 1:1 time.
A pattern of wavy dots
Join an upcoming cohort

High-Impact Product Reviews for IC Product Managers

Cohort 2

$880 USD

Dates

May 10—31, 2024

Payment Deadline

May 9, 2024
|

Bulk purchases

$880 USD

4 Weeks

Unlimited Chat Q&A

Unlimited Chat Q&A

Ask me Anything

Once you register for the course, you'll get access to our private course cohort community page where you can post any questions you have about product reviews or PM in general and I will answer all of them before and even before the first class and during the entire course period.

Learn with a cohort of peers

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