Web technologies program

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 Secure your place on the upcoming program and become more confident working with engineering teams and understanding technical concepts.


February 3rd – 24th, 2024

  • Live online
  • Price: $949 USD
  • Instructor: Chase Nielson, Senior Technical PM and ex-software engineer, Atlassian


The program includes a mix of self study, live classes and exercises. In addition to the program, all participants also get a full 1 year access to the Department of Product members area and premium Substack with exercises to put into practice what you learn.


*All classes are recorded and made available in the members area. All participants also get access to a private Discord channel throughout where they can interact with their instructor and other participants.

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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.

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
Joe Thornton, Product Manager 

Web Technologies Program

"I really enjoyed the Web Technologies program. You've done an excellent job of distilling the information that is most important to product managers into a very digestible format. I've already begun applying some of the resources you provided and they've been very helpful."

Kevin Grommersch, Product Manager 

Web Technologies Program

“I was delighted to discover The Department of Product’s Web Tech course, and enjoyed it so much that I also completed the Product Mastery course as well!

Both courses are outstanding, and focused on: a) what you critically need to know as a PM, so your time is well spent and b) implications of product strategy and technology (i.e. great module on APIs, both the ‘why’ and ‘how’). These courses are a MUST for any PM, at any stage of their career.”

Sreten John Gajic, Head of Product
Web Technologies and Product Mastery Programs

“As someone who’s been working in product management for just under 2 years, I was initially worried that the content of the course would be a bit too introductory to me.

I liked how well structured the course was. Every topic built upon the previous topics, which made it very easy to follow and understand. It was also really great that all the material was available at any given time for self-learning/review.
I would highly recommend the program to those interested in product management, specifically with web technologies. The course covers a lot of ground and the attention-to-detail & experience that Jason & Richard provide are second to none.”

Matt Tse
Matt Tse, Product Manager, Atlassian 
Web Technologies Program

"After a friend (Director of Product) kindly listened to my deep insecurities around engineering + tech, she nudged me toward Department of Product Web Technologies. Jason and Richard make the content accessible by making it conversational. They share tons of practical insights throughout the course that I was able to flex as a PM immediately.

If you are uncertain about APIs, Databases, Javascript or any other web technology, but you have an inkling you should know more about as a PM, this is for you. The confidence that comes from this tactical course makes it worth the investment."

kathleen cunningham
Kathleen Fred Cunningham 
Web Technologies Program

"This is one of the best online courses I've taken, and I would recommend this course to any product manager who wants to dramatically increase their understanding of web technologies in a short amount of time." 

Connor, Product Manager  
Web Technologies and Product Mastery Program

"I wanted to say thanks. You have an outstanding program in both the Product Mastery and Web Technologies. I was skeptical at first because there are so many programs out there offering very basic stuff you can find in a book. But I'm impressed with your level of content and real world experiences."

Phil, Senior Product Manager 
Web Technologies and Product Mastery Programs

"I wanted to thank you guys for a job well done. I had a chance to have a chat with two engineers this past weekend and I totally understood and contributed to the conversation."

Jason Ludvig, Product Manager 

Web Technologies Program

"Yesterday, I received a job offer for a product management position here in San Francisco, and I couldn't have done it without you guys. Getting familiar with the back-end stuff especially helped me a lot during the interview."


Stefan Dunjic, Product Manager
Web Technologies Program

Frequently asked questions

What can I expect to accomplish by the end of this program?
By the end of this program you will:

  • Be able to build basic web pages using HTML, CSS and jQuery
  • Understand the full stack, including your own product's technology stack
  • Have working knowledge of GitHub
  • Have a deeper understanding of APIs; what they are, how they work and why they are important to your business
  • Be able to structure your own SQL queries to pull data from databases
  • Have an understanding of the differences between TDD, BDD and automation testing tools
  • Feel more confident speaking to both your engineering team and business stakeholders
  • Learn how to distill complex technologies into easily digestible smaller chunks and retrieve the information for access later
How much does it cost?

$949 USD. This includes access to all learning materials, 1 year access to the Department of Product resource library and exclusive supporting material from industry leading product leaders. 

Do I need any prior working knowledge?
We would expect you to be a product manager or business professional working in the technology industry. This program is designed for product managers who want to learn about the fundamentals involved in the web development process. We wouldn’t expect you to have any prior coding knowledge or skills. If you do and you’d like a refresh, that’s great. If not, don’t worry.
How will I learn the skills outlined in the program?

Our programs are taught by product managers. Our approach is to teach concepts through tangible real examples. You will then be guided on how to implement these into your role as a product manager. This isn’t a program where you sit back, watch a few videos and get a certificate at the end. Instead we encourage you to apply the principles learned to your role through real world applications.

I'm not a Product Manager. Can I still do this program?

Not a product manager? No worries! Our materials are suitable for business professionals too. Project managers, business analysts, program managers, product marketing managers and senior execs will also benefit from a deeper understanding of web technologies.

Will I be an engineer after this?

No. You’ll be knowledgeable about different coding languages, you’ll know how to write basic programs and web pages and you’ll have a deeper understanding of the principles behind web development, but you will by no means be an engineer. This is not for product managers who want to transition from product management into engineering. This is for managers who want to become more confident with the technical aspects of product development and working with engineers.

I’ve tried learning online before. What’s different about this?

This is not just a series of videos and a few worksheets. Our programs are taught live by real product managers. We mix live classes with an emphasis on real world application and recall so that the skills we teach are learned and applied by our students.

What if I’m new to the area of product development?
No worries. This program is designed for managers of all levels. The skills we teach are just as applicable to someone with 1 year’s experience as someone who has been in the industry for 10 years +.
Do I need technical skills?
No. You’re not expected to know how to code. If you do, great. But this program is designed to teach you about web technologies and the end to end development process, not how to become an engineer.

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