Introduction to Product Management 2023
Product management as a role and a function
Product management is one of the most crucial competencies for startups and scale-ups. Combining customer needs and realities of production during fast growth call for a strong vision and ability to coordinate the requirements of customer needs, development, and business development.
"Introduction to product management" addresses product management as a professional role and as an organizational function. It introduces the tools and concepts that individual products managers can use to create and maintain coordination among the multiple stakeholders within design, marketing, business development and product development. It also introduces concepts to understand and evaluate organisations and their approaches and competences in product management.
Stream for PM-lecture, "Product management and company lifecycle"
Session 6 on Product Management -lectures
The course runs for 6 weeks, twice a week, starting from September 4th.
More detailed content & materials
Videos and materials
The content of the course is divided into three themes: 1) Product management, 2) Product organization, and 3) Product leadership. Videos for the lectures and further readings and materials for each session are collected on each theme.
How to join the sessions?
You can either come to hear the experts on campus or follow the sessions online.
You can follow the sessions as they fit your own schedule and interests. Register here.
You'll get an access to webinar and you can follow the sessions as they happen. You can also come to Otaniemi for live sessions. You'll also get access to supporting materials (licences may limit remote access, though).
If you belong to the Finnish startup or product communities, there'll be an on-demand streaming option. Videos from each session will become available a few days after the session.
As an student, you can follow the lectures or come and join the course "Product Management", and get access to additional content and company visits.
Enrol to the course with Sisu, as usual.
This year, the sessions are open for all, but we are not offering an open for-credit course at this time. If you do have a non-degree study right in Aalto (e.g. through JOO-studies or as an alumni), the usual Aalto registration may apply.
But once the sessions are done, wrapped and in the files, we will come back with an online (and still widely available) version of the course. The exact format is open, but intent is clear.
If you prefer to wait for the proper course version (expected early 2024), leave us your contact info here, and we'll keep you posted.
If you just can't wait, and want to folllow the sessions now, register here. And, of course, you can do both!
Developed with leading experts
Product management is a hot and wide topic, with a lot of noise and opinions around it. Ideas are either very specific and particular, or then it is just that "it all depends...".
This course cuts through the product management and gives you a basis to make sense of it. This course has been created and organised from the start with the leading Finnish product management experts. In addition to the this year's line-up, there has been double the amount of experts that have contributed to ideation, crafting, and structuring of the course.
News and events
An open course on Product Management starts with the its first lecture
The introductory course on product management will be piloting in the second period.
Managing product when tight coordination and execution is crucial.