Starting Your Product Management Career

Washington, D.C. campuses

GA D.C., 1776
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington D.C. 20005

GA D.C. (Northern Virginia)
2231 Crystal Drive #1000
Arlington VA 22202

Past Locations for this Class

Starting Your Product Management Career

Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. campuses

GA D.C., 1776
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington D.C. 20005

GA D.C. (Northern Virginia)
2231 Crystal Drive #1000
Arlington VA 22202

Past Locations for this Class

About this class

As the tech industry grows, so does the need for managers. Learn more about product management and how to turn it into a successful career. This class is intended for people hoping to get into PM or those who have just begun their PM career. At the end of the class, students will walk away with an understanding of how to begin their PM career and sustain it over time.

Takeaways

  • A general overview of what PM is, including what a PM does day to day, and what value PM adds to a company.
  • The skills a PM needs and where you can get them, specifically if you need a CS degree or an MBA; how technical you should be; and how sales oriented you should be.
  • How to get your next PM position, including common resume mistakes, how to get and show domain knowledge, and what a successful PM career path looks like.
  • Decisions you should make now, before they're made fore you, like your chosen field/industry, and a product management or product marketing focus.

Prereqs & Preparation

This course is intended for beginners and intermediates. It does not require any PM knowledge but does require a basic understanding of the tech industry. There are no required materials.

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