Pathway to Product
Our Introduction to Product Management Course
Applications close on 11pm on Sunday 24th April
We’re excited to be running our first Pathway to Product Course. Thanks to B Corp William Joseph, we’re able to provide some free sponsored spaces!
This is a 6 week course which is a high level, whistle stop tour of the key principles and areas that fall under the product discipline, focusing on product management.
Once the course is over, you should:
- have a better understanding of what product management involves
- come away with product skills you can use everyday in your current job
- be closer to understanding whether you want to work in product and how to get there
Starting on 17th May to 24th June. Once a week on a Tuesday from 6.30pm to 8.30pm on Zoom.
More about the Course
You will learn about:
- what product management is
- what is involved in the day to day role of a product manager
- fundamentals of product through real life examples
- setting the vision for a product
- creating backlogs and agile methodologies
- prioritisation frameworks
- how to launch your product career
- learn from real life case studies through homework and practical exercises
- learn from product managers who have over 10 years combined experience
- join a fireside chat with Rania Nur- Product Manager at William Joseph and Ali Sarraf- Product Manager at Google.
Learn collectively as a community
- as you will be part of a cohort we will host a private space in our online Slack community for you to discuss the course material, ask questions and collaborate.
About your Trainers
Yasmin Desai - Product Director at Impala
Yasmin Desai is a Product Director who has worked for over 8 years in startups including Catapult, Revolut and Impala. Yasmin is passionate about getting more people into tech- specifically helping people navigate a successful career in product. She has built successful teams and has won numerous awards including Women in Software and Top 100 Women in Tech.
Adil - Product Manager at DfE
Adil is a Product Manager in the public sector working at DfE, building impactful user centred products. Outside of work he is Product lead for a social assistance platform, with past experience in co founding successful web development and marketing companies.
Adil is passionate about supporting underrepresented people wanting to get into tech and giving back to the community through meaningful work.
The application process only consists of one step- filling in our form by hitting apply! Once you have submitted your application you will hear from us within 2 weeks. Successful candidates will be notified between 2nd to 9th May.
To make it easier for you to prepare, we have listed the application questions below. This gives you a chance to draft your answers beforehand.
- What interests you about product management?
- Do you work on anything outside of work / do you have any side projects?
- What’s your favourite product and why?
To qualify for a space you need to meet the following:
- From a Muslim background
- Currently living in the UK
- Over the age of 18
- New to product management and excited to learn about it
- You need to be able to commit to 1 session a week from 17th May to 24th June. The sessions will run from 6.30pm each week except for the first session which will run from 7pm. Each session will be approximately 90 minutes to 2 hours long.
A huge thank you to our sponsor William Joseph
William Joseph is an agency that designs inclusive products, services and brands for organisations working for positive change. They help to excite new audiences, engage stakeholders, spread the word, and raise funds.
They’re a Certified B Corporation (a new kind of business that balances purpose and profit; B Corps are legally required to consider the impact of their decisions on their workers, customers, suppliers, community, and the environment), They’re part of a community driving a global movement of using business as a force for good.
There are less than 500 B Corps in the UK and only 3,500 companies have met the standard globally from 100,000 applications.
Questions or need adjustments for the application? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org