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About us

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.

Our approach

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We believe certificates are a little outdated so we don't place too much emphasis on them.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.

Our instructors

Department of Product instructors are real-world Product Managers and technology professionals from top product companies. With a blend of experience working for both larger organisations and smaller startups, you’ll learn from this real, hands on experience of product management.
Abhishek instructor

Abhishek Bhardwaj

Lead Product Manager, Square

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Richard Holmes instructor

Richard Holmes

Senior Product Manager at companies including Ebay

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Chase instructor

Chase Nielson

Product Manager, Atlassian


Chase instructor

Jason Leonard

Head of Product at companies includingThe Guardian


Our program instructors have worked at and taught students from the following companies:
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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).

The program gave me a broad overview of the key technologies used in building digital products from a product management perspective. I particularly liked the practical exercises with front end technologies (HTML, CSS and Javascript), as well as learning about APIs. I’d definitely recommend it to other product managers who want to learn more about the technical side of product management."

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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