I really enjoyed this course because it was a good balance between the lectures and assignments. Doing the assignments not only helped me increase my confidence but also helped me expand my thinking.
Fantastic course. I really enjoyed the interviews with industry experts. They were extremely insightful. The exercises and assignments were super useful and the templates made it easy to get started.
por Florrie N•
Nancy responded immediately when I pointed out that the links were buggy. Much appreciated!
por Kalliopi T•
Great materials. Please insist that participants have a product idea they want to develop!
por Narendranath P•
Simple but very practical . Gives you some good templates to get started with.
por Megan H•
Really informative and very in depth! Sometimes I felt it went a little fast.
por Shah R•
Amazing. The most entertaining and informative course I've taken on Coursera.
por Shiben N•
Genuinely helpful. Exercises at the end drive the concept thoroughly.
por Leonardo T•
An great courses wit real-world examples and very useful lectures
por Elizaveta K•
Well structured course with many practical hand-on assignments
por Ahmet Ö•
Thanks Nancy, it was a very inspiring and informative course.
por Monika F•
The course material was very useful and highly relevant.
por Yash M•
Great course! Really loved the way it is structured.
por Francesca P•
So helpful in understanding and applying concepts
Excellent content and great didactic approach!
por Zoriana S•
Very good materials with practical examples.
por Polina G•
Great course! Looking forward to learn more.
Clear instruction and good framework.
por Olivia T•
The course has been very beneficial.
por anil p s•
Really Great Course!!
por Hiep N•
it's great design
por Debora C J S•
the best course
por Abhijeet G•
por Bruno H•
Well, I have mixed feelings about this course. In general, this is certainly a course that I would recommend to anyone interested in knowing about and becoming a PM. On the other hand, I'm pretty sure that the instructor and the staff don't know about learning design. The course has a good mix of theoretical, real-world examples, and practice - that was really good! The real-world examples were well chosen and pertinent to the topic in the question. They were great, and I would state the instructor definitely went to the last mile with detailed examples instead of high-level ones usually found in courses (for example, on the Blue vs. Samson competitive analysis). Also, the exercises demand students to be really active, with the correct dose of challenge. Finally, the weakest point lies in the theoretical content, where almost 100% of them were taught while showing the instructor in front of the camera, without any supplementary material which would help students to have a visual representation and would help to follow the explanation (some simple bullet points would make the difference to follow along). I have learned a lot, from the PM-world terms and definitions, common traps, the role, the tools, the skills. Also, I had some insights along the way. As I mentioned, the learning design is not good, but the content is so valuable that this problem was surpassed (although it can certainly be improved).
por D K•
=== Material ===
Good material, on a fairly introductory level, though. I hope there will be more in-depth information in the part 2 of this course. Part of this was already familiar to me (coming from a UX background).
Next to the frameworks and tools I would also like to hear how to do them well. For example, in the competitive analysis framework - what to look for when identifying the 'how to win'. That is, of course, a separate topic worth hours of material, but some tips would be nice. Or extra reading, perhaps?
=== Choice of case study ===
I feel I would have benefited from a real case from my clients, but the peer-reviewed part makes it impossible for me. I am not allowed to just share information on the client work that I do, so I had to come up with an imaginary product.
I got stuck on it for quite a bit, it became an existential struggle :) Coming up with an imaginary product to work on was pretty hard for me.
=== General ===
Overall, decent course. Looking forward to part 2! This is a great initiative, thank you a lot!
por Brenna S•
Nancy is great and is clearly knowledgeable and passionate about product management, which is exactly what you want in an instructor when learning a new topic for yourself. I learned a lot, but still left with a few questions unanswered. For example, at what point do each of the tasks reviewed come into play? It would be great to know, for example, if an incoming new PM is often expected to create a new competitive analysis, or is that usually grandfathered in? Are you creating a new competitive analysis with each new product, or feature? The customer personas seem loosely defined and not based on market data that has been gathered from vetted demographic information, yet some answers to the quizzes are suspiciously specific. It was never clear if you just make educated guesses on the demographics and stick to it, or if the information is actually coming from a reputable source. Perhaps these questions will be answered in the next installments of this specialization, but only time will tell!