Product Management is one of the most sought after roles in the tech industry these days, and whilst a vital and pivotal role, it’s also often not well defined. As a result, aspiring Product Managers looking to transition into the role, often have difficulty in defining what development areas they should focus on, and what career paths they can take to land a Product role.
In this 1 hour free event you will be introduced to the world of product management, and gain insights into the current job market landscape, what skills are required and the different ways you can prepare for a role in this industry.
Whether you have worked with, or have an interest in becoming a Product Manager, this session is aimed to answer the most common questions for aspiring Product Managers looking to transition into the role.
What the Product Manager role is all about
Real examples of role in action
A day-in-a-life of a PM
Building up your skills to become a PM
Mitch is currently the Admissions Lead at General Assembly Singapore, where he has been actively pursuing his passion for people–working in business development for the education industry for the last decade.
He started his journey in the education industry working closely with the heads of departments and school leaders at the Ministry of Education in Singapore, in the fields of academia and the arts.
Later progressing into higher education and skills-based professional training and development, working in partnership with universities in Australia, UK and Singapore, including an infocommunications & media statutory board in Singapore, in its goal to future-proof and realign Singapore's workforce towards employment opportunities. This has expanded his experience into the fields of design, marketing, coding, data and business.
I’m Ella, a Product Manager at Geniebook. I started my career in public service because I wanted to help others using my problem-solving and strategic thinking skills. Today, I get to do precisely that - I work in an EduTech startup that uses AI to help students learn effectively. As a PM, I’m constantly thinking of and experimenting with new ways for students to learn better and experience joy in the process of learning.
2 interesting facts about me: 1. I was a former GA student but in the UX design bootcamp. 2. 90% of my weekday nights are packed with meet-ups, yoga and tutoring sessions.
Marc Paradeza is a Product Manager at Playground XYZ, an ad-tech startup, whose mission is to master the art and science of maximising attention. They have built the world’s first AI that can measure the attention time of an ad and is set to revolutionise the way digital media is measured, bought and sold.
Before this, Marc worked at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia in various roles ranging from Business Analyst, Scrum Master to Product Manager where he created world-class data products and experiences for their customers.
Marc has a background in Electrical Engineering (Honours) from UNSW and has a keen interest in new technology, data, AI/ML, agile product development and coaching the next generation of Product Managers.
Eric Chan took the Product Management course in General Assembly in 2019, which helped to propel his career as a Product Manager.
Today, he is a Product Manager at Grab. Excited about connecting businesses with millions of people via the Everyday Super App, Eric is passionate about solving hard problems and delivering impactful outcomes. And that is what he is doing at Grab.
Prior to working at Grab, Eric was leading Monetization products at PropertyGuru, the leading Property Portal in SEA, where he led an agile squad to Make A Real Difference in the PropTech space.
In his free time, he runs his passion project, "Your Grit Story Podcast" in which he chats with founders, leaders, and change-makers to discover their passion to make the future a reality.
Samantha is currently the Product Manager at DotDev. A typical day will consist of getting feedback from merchants, planning the product roadmap and preparing marketing collateral for a soon-to-be released app.
Rewind 10+ years back and you'll find Samantha doing something slightly different. Her journey started in eCommerce and project management where she shaped business processes and improved the online experience for numerous retail brands, including the likes of YETI and Bellroy.
After working for industry-leading brands, Samantha eventually stepped into the world of B2B apps. Despite the transition from physical to digital products, one thing remains the same, Samantha still wears many hats. She is a big believer in connecting with people, having a vision for the product, and always being curious.
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