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Product Manager

via Udacity Nanodegree


In this Nanodegree, you will learn foundational skills all product managers use in leading the development of software products, whether mobile apps, desktop apps, or web platforms for consumers or enterprises.


  • Welcome to the Nanodegree Program!
    • Welcome to Udacity! We're excited to share more about your Nanodegree program and start this journey with you!
  • Product Strategy for Product Managers
    • The most effective products start with a comprehensive market-based, insight-driven strategy. Understand the role that product managers play during product development, with a focus on activities that happen early in the product development cycle. Learn how to identify the right problems to solve through market research, target user definition, and market sizing. Create a compelling vision and strategy that will set up the team to solve those problems. Understand how to communicate effectively to get people excited and bought into your ideas.
  • Product Design
    • Once the problem has been defined and a market opportunity has been identified, it is important to create a solution that is desirable by its users. Bring an idea through concept, design, and user validation, as well as creating a spec to hand-off to engineering for development. Use design thinking methodologies to diverge in order to explore ideas, and then ultimately focus in and converge on a single idea. Map out the full concept through the creation of a prototype that can be used to validate that you’re solving a problem for real users.
  • Product Development
    • This course introduces Product Development, with a focus on the role a Product Manager plays and key activities that occur during development, including the lifecycle of a code change, creating test plans, getting early feedback, effectively prioritizing issues, and running a go/no go launch meeting.
  • Product Launch
    • Once a need has been defined, and a product has been designed and developed, it is time to bring that product to the market. Learn all about the launch process and the important partners a Product Manager will need to work with during this phase. Create a plan, identify the launch risks and figure out how to minimize their impact on your launch. Collaborate with Marketing stakeholders to determine how to target your customers and develop a compelling message to increase engagement in your product. Work with Sales, Customer Support, and the other teams to prepare them to interface with your customers as
      the product is launched. Execute the launch and use feedback from your customers to determine the next steps for your product.
  • Congratulations!
    • Congratulations on finishing your program!
  • Career Services

Taught by

Anastasia Root, Alex King and Yuva Murugan


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4.7 rating at Udacity based on 588 ratings

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  • Wow! Too much rich content. The PM nanodegree program is one of the best online lessons I have taken. You're exposed to the world of product management right from the beginning and gradually progress through with practical examples. Even though the course content is fantastic, it will take time to assimilate most of the concepts taught. However, after each lesson, I love the projects that come up because they allow me to research, think creatively, and develop real-world solutions.

    Overall I would say this is an excellent program for everyone who wants to start a career as a product manager.
  • I am super excited about the program. I enjoy the way the topics are broken into segments so it is not too boring. I cant wait to apply all that have learned in my daily work
  • The best have ever found, there project review is awesome. The slack community is superb. The career track is great.

    I love Udacity
  • Anonymous
    The only course that forced me to work hands-on. Thanks to that I remember all the concepts. Amazing experience.
  • Anonymous
    The course was well crafted and the projects were designed to make you apply every bit of information you learned from the class content. Concepts were well taught and your application measured against proper metrics

    It was great learning experience. I enjoyed every bit of the task and the review recommendations were spot on and apt
  • Anonymous
    It was a thought first project that required dedication, time, and a lot of concentration to deep dive into the case. I like that we could have different projects to choose from. The review process was really fast and precise, with some learnings and takeaways to continue this path.
  • Anonymous
    It is going well and has actually exceeded expectations. The exercises are super helpful in applying and retaining knowledge. However, the requirements for the tasks could be explained more explicitly (perhaps with a short video by Alex).
  • Anonymous
    The Product Management course is complete and guides you through the entire process of developing a product end to end. I had all the support I needed, and I highly recommend Udacity.
  • Anonymous
    All i can say so far is that the value i am getting from udacity is more than my expectation, the hands on project and industry experience is just wow. thank you Udacity
  • I am learning a lot from this program and really love it. It has helped me understand the basics of pitching a product!

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