The Department of Product is a global educational institution dedicated to helping product managers, product teams and technology professionals progress in their careers by acquiring new skills. We are made up of product professionals with decades of experience and our ambition is to provide our community with an indispensable, practical toolkit of resources and perspectives on what it means to build products today.
Our training programs are designed to equip product teams with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in building products.
To be a product person means to never stop learning.
Live, friendly class environment
All our programs include live classes taught by our program instructors which give you the chance to ask questions, clarify problems and clearly understand the principles you're being taught throughout the programs. If you miss a class, you can catch up online later in your dashboard.
Uniquely tailored for product people
Our programs are created by product managers and professionals who fully understand the pain and the passion of every day product management. Other educational materials rarely focus on the product management profession, typically choosing instead to teach engineers.
Skills, not certificates
We believe certificates are a little outdated so we don't place too much emphasis on them. Instead, we focus on creating the best learning materials to help you to acquire practical new skills you can put to use in the real world to achieve outcomes for your product.
Focused on actions and outcomes
Our programs are not for product people who want to sit back and passively listen to content; this is about being actively engaged. We encourage our students to take specific steps and implement them into your daily routine so that you apply what you learn.
Lead Product Manager, Square
Senior Product Manager at companies including Ebay
Product Manager, Atlassian
Head of Product at companies includingThe Guardian
Our program instructors have worked at and taught students from the following companies:
What we do
Our goal is to empower the global product and tech community through insightful analysis, tools and educational programs.
We focus on the needs of the product community; a group of people who often feel isolated in companies but emboldened when working together. We’re dedicated to providing honest, unique insights into what it means to be a modern professional working in the tech industry today and we are committed to creating world-class educational materials to help you build better products.
What people are saying
What previous participants say
"I did the General Assembly course on Product Management, but it didn't cover the technical side of product management and I didn't really know where to start.
I did some research and couldn't find many courses out there that covered this. I came across the Web Technologies Program and it offered the structure and level of content I was looking for. Having spoken to my brother (a front end developer), he echoed that it offered a good structure and would cover the material a product manager would need (based on his experience of what technical understanding made a good product manager).
Joe Thornton, Product Manager
“I hadn’t heard of the Department of Product before, but I was impressed by the quality of the free content so I decided to give it a try. The best part about the programs they offer is that they are uniquely tailored to the needs of product managers. Too many other courses focus on general technology skills and are often tailored towards engineers; the Department of Product is unique because it focuses on the product community and our unique needs within organisations.”
Imelda Malone, Product Manager
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