Open course on Product Management
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.
How to get on the course or follow the sessions
Both the course and its individual sessions are open for all. You can either come to hear a few experts or take the whole course for credits (3 ETCS).
You can follow the sessions as they fit your own schedule and interests. Register here.
You'll get an access to zoom-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 on on-demand streaming option. We are still working on this, so it's better to add the sessions to calendar, just in case.
If you would want a certificate or study credits, you can take the course. This requires separate registration, see below.
If you want to take the course, do the assignments, and get credits (3 ETCS) for it, you can register to the course through FiTech (DL Aug 28th). You will get access to the lectures and course materials through the course management system MyCourses. (Note that FiTech works well in Finland, but not so much beyond)
If committing to the schedules and assignments of the course is bit too much, you can just as well merely join the sessions you find most interesting (see above).
Also, if you have some other non-degree study right in Aalto (e.g. through JOO-studies or as an alumni), the usual Aalto registration may apply.
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.