About this course
Product Management has become the executive track at companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter. The product manager must have good analytical, problem solving, technical, and business skills to deliver a great end to end user experience. In this course, we give an introduction to the software Product Manager (PM) role and its scope.
Then we dig deeper into product owner’s activities from building a product vision to prioritizing product backlog and designing the product. We also take a look at the software development lifecycle SDLC and trends in managing agile product development. We will also talk about working with cross-functional teams. Lastly, we review some product metrics that help us steer our products in the right direction.
Who is this MOOC for?
- New and mid-career level product managers that want to be empowered with skills and tools to build strong products
- University students who want are considering Product Management as a career choice
- Software developers, designers, quality engineers and other professionals in IT who contribute to the software development lifecycle Entrepreneurs whose businesses depend in one way or another on software products.
What You Will Learn
- Types of electronic products.
- How to manage electronic products.
- How to market electronic products.
- Electronic employee roles.
Edraak, is a massive open online course (MOOC) platform, that is an initiative of the Queen Rania Foundation (QRF). QRF is determined to ensure that the Arab world is at the forefront of educational innovation. As such, QRF has capitalized on regional Arab talent to leverage technology developed by the Harvard-MIT consortium, edX, to create the first non-profit Arabic MOOC platform. The new MOOC platform will present the Arab world with unique and vital opportunities that can be part of a necessary revolution in education and learning.
First, the platform will broadcast the best Arab professors to the region, offering original Arabic courses – developed by QRF – to further enrich Arab education. Through its partnership with edX, the platform will also give Arab learners access in Arabic to courses taught and developed at top tier institutions like HarvardX, MITX, and UC BerkelyX. All courses are delivered at no cost to the learner.
Second, QRF envisions the use of the platform to showcase Arab role models by broadcasting short online courses by practitioners and professionals from a variety of fields spanning the arts and sciences.
Finally, QRF believes that the platform will enable the Arab world to take advantage of the international interest in regional affairs to tell its own story to the world. Arab university professors and regional experts can use the platform to give courses in English about the region and its history. This will serve to inform a global audience that is interested in the region’s development.
Mohammad is a former Google Product Manager and a founder of his own startup creating products in the field of Virtual Reality (VR). At Google, Mohammad lead product efforts for wide initiatives to enable teams to build excellent products. Prior to that, he was the head of Launch & Readiness at Google Apps for Work where he lead a cross functional team managing product launches, product roadmap, trusted tester and launch communications. Prior to Google, Mohammad worked in software engineering and technical sales positions in the video games and semiconductor industries mostly in small startups.
Ibrahem Abu Hijleh
Co-founder at Mesbah, educational community enabling youth for the 21st century skills. Ibrahem has graduated from Princess Sumaya University with a bachelor degree in Computer Science. He has been working as Product Manager for the past 5 years. He is also the founder of Product Folks (Community for PM’s in MENA). He is an alumni of GA(General Assembly) immersive course in Product management- NY, USA. Ibrahem is also member of WEF- Global Shapers.