I enjoyed this course very much! This course helped me ground myself in some of the core principles of product management and I'm confident that I will take what I've learned and put it into practice.
It was a really wonderful and structured course for Product Managers. There are many techniques which I didn't know and can use now to my product. Recommended course for all type of Product Managers.
by Anne G•
As a professional in the fintech start-up world who has recently pivoted into product by chance, this course/Alex Cowan did an incredible job of teaching me the fundamentals I need to know, both some that I knew I need to learn and some that I wasn't aware of. Not only did I learn a serious amount of great content, I thouroughly enjoyed doing so. I found myself binging this course. I couldn't get enough of it. I will be taking the rest of Alex Cowan's courses on Coursera.
by Maharshi H s R•
Great explanation by Alex Cowan and theories that he taught me were great and practical .And especially i like those explanation from various experienced professional from various designation, that clears my perspective more on what is product management in practical world. This course taught me lot in terms of product management and definitely it will help me in future. Thanks Coursera for giving me this opportunity.Thanks to Alex Cowan as well for great explanation.
by Dan D•
Great course, great content! Highly recommended for any new PM or any experienced PM wanting to flesh out their skill set. One key detail for me was what inputs you should give to each of the business teams and what outputs you should expect from them. This is important given how ambiguous the Product role can be and that you usually end up spending time filling gaps yourself to ensure success, rather than being clear what the business teams should be doing for you
by Rani H•
Thank you for the journey! I really enjoyed all the content. It helps me a lot to learn and study about product management, since this is the first time I learn about it. The material is also practical with some real examples. helps me to understand better what it looks like on the professional level. Although, I had difficulties to keep up on the video because English is not my first language. But, overall is great. Thank you.
by Stefan L•
The course is well structuted and practical, it provided strategy level view to how to codnuct digital transformation, digital product management and strategy for the company. As a CPA/MBA holder and FinTech-EdTech manager, i beleive the course could provide value added when i perform my managment tasks. BCG session offered very insighful consulting values as well. I strongly recoemmend executive on management level to take.
by Christopher G•
The course provided a good summary of core principles and frameworks/methodologies used in product management. It was a refresh to previously visited concepts and an intro to new approaches. The interviews from professionals were additive, providing real life examples and use cases. I also liked the format — easily, digestible video segments that were engaging to watch. I look forward to putting my learnings into practice.
by Gustavo C•
The instructor of the course presents the content with a lot of knowledge and deep understanding on a easy to absorb manner.
The content is really dense and i had to keep coming back to lectures to get a better understanding so maybe it could go a little deeper on a few of those if the course was longer.
Overall I am really satisfied with the content and teaching methods and I believe the course has contributed a lot to me.
by Annapurna G•
Completed this excellent Coursera certification course on Digital Product Management. The course helped me to learn the role of Product Manager in the new Agile/Data Science driven world and all the methodologies and tools that we can use to create/enhance, new/existing products. The course was example and scenario driven, with interviews from successful Product Managers from various industries. Definitely recommend it.
by Kshitij S•
This course was suggested to me by a friend. After completing Week 1 of this course I must say I was completely hooked on to it as I found it very practical & to the point. The fact that this course has videos of actual professional people from different companies talking about their work is really insightful as well. I enjoyed doing this course. It will definitely help me in my future career path as a Product Manager.
by vishweshwaran r•
Thanks for the great program, structuring and pace Alex. Lot of the digital product management concepts have been new to me, and helped me understand in greater depth of why i do, what i do, intuitively.
This program will help me stay relevant in the current digital product management market and stay ahead of the curve by applying the concepts of digital product management.
Overall, i enjoyed this program very much.
This is a great course for people new to the field of working Agile (it offers complete set of complementary tools for Agile working and insights in organisations working with Agile teams) or people that are applying agile for many years and think they do not need to plan and report on outcomes. The course has inspired me and I will give the the Agile approach a more prominent place in my daily life and work.
by Ralf M•
A great introduction into the field of modern product management. Yes, it has a focus on software, as I believe this is where the spirit of "Lean Startup" (to which the course often references) comes from, but still - the course's content can be used for every company and person. Excellent didactic parts, links to external resources, and (as a non-native speaker) an English I was able to follow all the time.
by Daniel T•
Fantastic course! Highly recommended for anyone interested in the job of (digital) product management, or product design and development in general. Gives a lot of useful information, tools, advise, etc, in order to be a more effective product manager and develop better products, which I will certainly use and which will certainly help me in my job. Well structured and presented as well. Many thanks, Alex!
by Deniz N Y•
It was a very productive course. Some guest speakers were very effective and gave great examples from the office. It was a great intoduction to a lot of methodologies that I did not know existed. In addition, the resources were super helpful.
The time schedule was hard to keep up with, as I'm working in the mean while. But thanks to Coursera I was able to postpone the session and continue where I left off.
This is an excellent course for professionals who wants to break into product manager role. It benefits experienced PMs as well, in brushing up their PM fundamentals and providing the overall context. Alex provides a whole lot of frameworks, techniques and methods with ease and makes it very relevant with occasional interviews with subject matter experts in those specific areas. Overall, a 5-star course!
by Aditya B•
A great and practical way to learn good PM skills! I love how the professor told me towards the end that to internalize the stuff, practice one thing at a time week by week and take another skill. The knowledge is packed here a lot so that I would suggest iterate through the videos multiple times. Make sure to get a 100% grade, which would help grasp the context rather than have an over-looking view.
by Evgeniia P•
Even you won't be a ready-to-go-in-the-real-work Product Manager after the course (practice is always a key!) but this is a great course that will give you an overview of the most modern frameworks, methods etc. that you can start practising. Alex is a great lector - I've enjoyed the course very much and I recommend it to everyone who wants to have an overview of state-of-the-art product management.
by Amalchi C•
Excellent course full of very practical advice. The instructor is incredibly engaging. I took away much more from this course than I thought I would. While assessments are limited to quizzes, they questions seem to be well-thought out. The interviews were a great addition as well. I predict that this will be a course that I will be referring back to as I transition to a digital product owner role.
by Ryan H•
This course delivers a hard and fast overview of the fundamentals of product management from concept to deployment in both small and corporate roles. Interviews with professionals are on target and relevant to the subject. Notes should be taken throughout if you want to make this your career. Details can easily be missed because of the natural candor of the information, but no lecture is trivial.
by Rafael A•
I am very satisfied, becasue this course allowed me to have know a modern Theory associated with practical content with the views of competent and knowledgeable professionals; High level didactics; great digital material; many methods, which allow the PMs to choose which best practices suit their profiles.
Grangatulation to Mr Alex Cowan e thank you so much to sharing a piece of his knowledge
by Kostas M•
As someone who is not exactly bilingual, meaning English is not my primary launguge, i found mr.Cowan very simple and easily understood in his speech. The whole course was very helpful and gave me a lot of ideas since i am only just starting my career. Mr.Cowan talks through a lot of perspectives about the job of PM and makes you eager to try the things he teaches you in real life scenarios.
by Dawn R•
This course is outstanding! I haven't been in the role of product manager for over ten years. This course has given me the knowledge and experience to reenter this role based on current practices of digital product management. I especially enjoyed the interviews with Darden alumni currently in roles where they understand product-market fit and deliver products that meet customer needs.
by Stefan W•
I looked for a new approach in product management and Alex fulfilled my expectations with his course. He is passionate about product management and likes to share his experiences. For someone whose English is not his mother tongue, Alex communicates it in a very comprehensible and pictorial way. His network of experts is suitably diverse. However, I had some problems understanding them.
by Arihant J•
This is an amazing course. I was thoroughly engaged throughout the timeline as it was helping me learn new skills and strategies and figure out what was wrong with the existing ones. The course offers beautifully crafted strategies that can help a product manager avoid mistakes and wastes and progress in the right direction. A highly worthwhile course for product managers and leaders.
by Irene O•
The course was very informative and you are automatically engaged with the lecturer, you do not want to miss anything he says. You get to participate through the polls during the course, the questions and answers within the courses are great to keep you alert. then the subject matter experts invited to give us an insight into the real world of digital project management were awesome.