Learn the key technology terms and trends that will affect your work as a product manager, and your ability to communicate with engineers, UX designers, and others on your team.
- Product management, it's one of the most vague and misunderstood roles in the tech industry. But, did you know that a huge number of current CEOs got their start as product managers? On top of that, nearly every founding CEO performs the role of product management, some more than others. Steve Job is one of the most well known product CEOs in history. Product management is all about building the right product at the right time, so it's easily one of the most influential roles at any company. But it requires working with engineers and tech concepts that can be confusing to non-engineers.
Even if you're not a product manager, understanding this stuff is going to put you at a huge advantage in your career. That's where this course comes in. I'm Cole Mercer, and I've been teaching product management for over four years to over 34,000 students. I've worked with major consumer companies like SoundCloud with hundreds of millions of users, as well as other major verticals like enterprise and ecommerce. In this course I'll demystify basic technology concepts such as web and mobile development all the way through more complex things like version control.
Product manager or not, I hope you walk away with a ton of new knowledge that will help you in almost any modern career.
Instructor Cole Mercer reviews the fundamental building blocks of modern software applications-from the web that connects all the working parts, to the data, users, and the build tools that developers use every day. He discusses the differences between desktop, web, and mobile development, and reviews the role of version control systems in deployment and release.