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Digitizing Product Management

Digitizing Product Management engages learners in understanding product management in the era of digital transformation. Learners examine six areas related to the product manager of the future. Customer experience includes developing a customer-centric product by analyzing the customer journey. Business acumen is the ability to develop business strategy, product portfolio prioritization, go to market strategy, and tracking of key performance indicators for market launch implementation. Customer experience entails market orientation and deep understanding of market trends, partner ecosystems, and competitive strategies. Technical skills include deeply understanding technology trends, analyzing technology architectural options, and driving transformational change inside the organization. Soft skills encompass collaboration with diverse teams across several horizontal functions within the enterprise as well as out in the larger partner ecosystems. Innovation culture includes hiring and retaining talent that drives the product management digital transformation.

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Course level

Course level

Undergraduate

Course duration

Course duration

max. 8 weeks

Estimated time per week

Estimated time per week

10-15 hours

Course prerequisites

Course prerequisites

None

Cost

Cost

$ -

Course credits

Course credits

3

Relevant jobs

Relevant jobs

What will I learn?

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Describe the customer journey touchpoints related to product development

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Using big data analytics, evaluate the market trends and competitive landscape related to the future product roadmap

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Identify key technology skills required for product management including big data analytics, mockup frameworks, and partner ecosystems’ application program interfaces (APIs)

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Develop a product portfolio business strategy including go-to-market direction and implementation performance management

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Determine the soft skills required to be part of a diverse team within the enterprise and with the partner ecosystems

Key Skills

Critical ThinkingDecision MakingDigital Transformation

How will I learn?

Learning Experience

Your course starts on the first of the month. Each course consists of six modules, each module will take you one week to complete and each course is designed to take you eight weeks to complete. Nexford’s learning design team has purposefully created courses to equip you with competencies mapped to the skills employers are looking for. Each course has 5-7 learning outcomes based on the skills employers need. Everything you learn gives you measurable skills you will use to succeed in today’s world of work.

Nexford courses are not live or recorded lectures. Instead, they’re reading, videos, interactive elements, quizzes and relevant case studies. Programs include assessments, peer-to-peer discussions, and a final project to practice what you’ve learned in a real-world context. Program content is available 24/7 during the course, and you have opportunities for collaboration and networking with learners during and after your program. Our global community of learners work at top companies such as Microsoft, Deloitte, and Google.

You'll have 24/7 access to success advisors to support you. Faculty also provide you world-class support. Book appointments with them, get individual feedback, and attend regular optional webinars. Nexford courses are rigorous and they encourage critical thinking - because we care about what you know how to do not what you know you have regular hands-on assessments reflecting the business world.

Course Outline
ModulesAssignment Due Date
1: Product development lifecycle in the digital eraDay 10
2: Big data analytics and new product concepts evaluationDay 17
3: Identifying technologies competencies of the digital-savvy product management teamDay 24
4: Product Go-to-Market plan in the digital eraDay 31
5: Product maturity enrichment in the digital eraDay 38
6: Product development with partners ecosystem in the digital eraDay 45 (optional)
7: Final projectDay 51
How will I be graded?

Across the duration of the course, you will undertake five Formative Assessments and one Final Project.

The summative assessment is your final project and achieving a passing grade on this assessment is required to pass the course. The minimum passing grade at Nexford University is a C or above. (70% or above).

Grading Scale
Grading Weights
A 90%-100%Module Assignments30%
B 80%-89%
C70-79%Final Project Milestones30%
F< 70%
IIncompleteFinal Project40%
WWithdrawnTotal100%
What will I get after completing the course?

You'll get real skills you can use at work, straight away. At the end of each course, you'll also get a digital badge that you can put on your LinkedIn profile to showcase your skills.

Once you've taken one course, you can take more. Using stacked credentials, you’re able to take enough courses to make a certificate, and take enough certificates to build a degree.

If you apply for a Nexford certificate or degree, you'll get credit for each course you take.

What support will I receive?

When you have a dedicated team on your side, you'll never be alone studying at Nexford. Hailing from many different countries and with online education expertise, our faculty provides you world-class support. Ask them questions during one-to-one office hours or live chat , email them any time, and get individual feedback on your assessments.

Whilst you’re learning, you’ll also have full access to the Nexford online library, which includes access to millions of full-text articles, industry reports and key sources such as the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times and The Economist.

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Support your Nexford goals with access to LinkedIn Learning during your program, at no additional cost. Explore the learning hub of the globe’s biggest professional networking platform to:

  • Power your career: choose from over 16,000 expert-led courses, from remote working to data science
  • Show off your skills: earn a certificate when you complete a course
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  • Test what you’ve learned: use LinkedIn Learning assessments