Digital Product Management is a specialty discipline within general product management, but increasingly, just about any business will be integrating aspects of digital into their products and processes. Much focus has been put on digital product management as related to startups and new business creation. However, digital is increasingly a strategic aspect of just about any business from manufacturers to retailers. This course will not only go deeply into various aspects of business strategy, competitive analysis and lifecycle management, but digital specific issues for both pure digital products and digital aspects of traditional businesses. Of course we’ll cover product roadmapping and product management for Web and Mobile. And while we’ll be looking at a lot of the “How To Do It” technologies, (Minimum Viable Product definition, Agile Methods, Product Creation from Wireframes to Code), we’re also going to go over a wide variety of digital business models. We’re going to look at a lot of the “Whys” and think about “What are the right things to do.” These are the questions Product Managers need to answer for customers, co-workers, their businesses and stockholders.
This course is the result of decades or Product Management leadership, team building and mentorship. Most of the material comes from hands on use in training or mentoring product managers or answering specific questions practitioners have faced in the field.
Scott Germaise is a Senior Product Manager leader with experience from Associate to VP level at multiple startups and established digital businesses across content, community and commerce products. As an inventor with six patents and several more pending, he has served as product manager at some of the first consumer online services. He’s designed, built or managed some of the world’s first ecommerce stores and Internet products. As co-founder of About, Scott has led the product team at what’s become one of the longest lasting top information services around. Having led early product efforts at companies from About, (now Dotdash), to OpenSky, Keep and more, plus consulting roles with dozens of others, this course is the result of those experiences. Many of Scott’s former direct reports have gone on to Director and VP Product roles.