Program Overview

The Postgraduate Certificate Program in Product Management is India’s first Product Management training program that offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to aspiring Product Managers, Product owners & future CEOs to learn through a holistic approach to Product Management. The curriculum design & delivery follow the 5i Framework, making it one of the best Product Management courses. With the BYOP (Bring Your Own Product) feature, learners get to focus on the objectives & functions of Production Management (PM), roles & responsibilities of a Product Manager, skills required to excel in the domain, etc. This online program is supported by post-class exercises, Harvard Business Review case studies, & practical application on the BYOP idea.

Note: Batch immersions and campus visits are subject to the COVID-19 situation in the country and will follow government regulations/ IIM Indore’s decision.

Top Skills You Will Learn

Batch Start Date: 27th November, 2021

Delivery mode: Live Online Instructor-led

Eligibility criteria:

  1. Graduation in any discipline
  2. Minimum 2 years of professional experience
  3. No prior programming skills required
What You Get From This Program

Build Product Management Skill SetBuild skills on facets of Product Management related to Product Specification, Realisation, Marketing & Manufacturing

Get Hands-on ExperienceUnderstand the life cycle of a product and learn in detail the various phases of Product Development by undergoing a project-based Product Management training

Learn From ExpertsLearn from the best minds to identify white spaces into which a new product can be positioned

Build A Successful Career in Product ManagementUnderstand the role of a Product Manager and its deliverables and embark on a holistic journey

Who Should Do This Program?

  • Professionals (Product Executives, Business Managers like Marketing Managers, Project Managers, etc.) from diverse backgrounds who want to become competent Product Leaders can pursue this PM Certification program

Capstone Project

BYOP: BRING YOUR OWN PRODUCT – This unique feature sets our Product Management certification program apart from other Product Management courses. By applying the learnings from all modules in the curriculum to the target ‘Product’, learners will gain a realistic & holistic exposure to the life of a Product Manager. Learners will be expected to bring a product idea into the class or pick from the projects we suggest.

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Smartphone - rural market

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Dumb-to-Smart

A device that converts any obsolete TV to a smart TV, intuitive enough to be used by people from all age groups.

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Tuition Master

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Certification

  • Promoted and nurtured by the Ministry of Human Resource Development
  • Recognized as premier management institutions, comparable to the best in the world for teaching, research and interaction with industries
  • Recognized as the No.1 institute adept at training in emerging technologies like Data Science, Product Management, Cyber Security, Business Analytics, Cloud Computing, People Analytics, Digital HR, to name a few
  • Awarded the prestigious “Partner of Excellence Award 2019” by NASSCOM

Faculty

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What our Alumni has to say!

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The ‘Bring Your Own Product’ (BYOP) feature is the keystone in this course for me, the deciding factor. Everyone teaches concepts & asks graded questions. BYOP sets this course apart from the crowd.

Malvika Sahu
Fidelity Investments
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It’s always a pleasure to learn from the knowledgeable. If they are IIM faculty & Industry Experts, then the joy of learning gets more enthusiastic and interesting.

Mohammed Mazharullah
Vaya Life Pvt. Limited
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‘Bring Your Own Product’ gave real exposure to the complete product life cycle, which allowed me to build my own product & grow as a complete Product Manager.

Thota Phaneendra Dev
JD Sports Fashion India LLP
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The extensive curriculum & supporting tools have helped me build & fine-tune my product. ‘Bring Your Own Product’ is an excellent addition to upskilling

Praveen Kumar Velamarthi
Emirates NBD
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I had an excellent experience with live classes from the expert faculty of IIM-Indore. Many thanks to the support team at Jigsaw as well for their efforts

Dr. Gopalakrishnan M
R&D, Brakes India Private Limited
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The 5i Framework & ‘Bring Your Own Product’ helped me analyze the industry's current trends while observing real-time examples to solidify product development concepts.“

Gaurav
PlasmaGen BioSciences Pvt. Ltd
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The program helped me analyze the market conditions in my organization. The 5i Framework based curriculum covers all areas of the product's lifecycle to understand the target audience & marketing strategies

Devesh Singh
Waaree Energies Ltd
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‘Bring Your Own Product’ provided an end-to-end approach to product development & prepared me to understand the various practices that shape a product more consciously.

Arvind N
Mphasis
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It’s been a good learning journey with the 5i Framework & ‘Bring Your Own Product’. The program’s curriculum addresses the challenges faced by Product Managers and teaches us how to overcome them.

Ajeya Kumar BN
Diageo Business Services
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This was my first experience with online live classes. The sessions were very interactive and gave us full control over our learning. Moreover, I was able to learn at my own pace

Abhijit Purkayastha
Siemens Healthineers
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IIM-I faculty & industry experts have helped me understand more about the product life cycle & other processes attached to it. I strongly recommend this program to anyone passionate about product development.

Santosh P
RBL Bank
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The course work involves understanding the complete product lifecycle, which is essential to my everyday line of work. The online live classes by IIM-I faculty & industry experts have been comfortable, user-friendly & educative.

Aswini Margasahayam
BSH Household Appliances Manufacturing Pvt. Ltd.
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The program has given me an opportunity to build my own product from scratch, which allowed me to understand all the product development phases, different data sets, & market parameters.

Aadil Ali
Intel Technology
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I was impressed with the curriculum & the vast areas that the program covers. The online class offered me the flexibility to upskill as a working professional.

Sujith David Roy
Sabre Airline Solutions

INR 2.8 Lakhs + taxes

USD $5,400

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FAQS

The Postgraduate Certificate Program in Product Management has the following eligibility criteria:

  1. Graduation in any discipline
  2. Minimum 2 years of professional experience
  3. No prior programming skills required

You can attend the program if you are a:

  • Professional with at least 2 years of work experience
  • Business Manager like Marketing Manager, Production Manager, Project Manager, Sales Manager, Analysts, IT Professional, Entrepreneur & Consultant
  • Product Executive who has just taken the role

 

This is an Online Live Instructor-Led training program of 180 hours divided across 9 modules into 3 Terms, which you can complete in 6 months, with 6 to 9 hours of instructor-led sessions on weekends (Saturday + Sunday) and self-study with project work on weekdays.

 

The application fees and payments are non-refundable. In case of extenuating circumstances, a transfer to the next batch is possible however a batch change fee will be applicable. This transfer will be approved in genuine cases only.

Yes, you need your own laptop. The technology requirement shall be shared at the time of enrolment.

Yes, part of the online classes would be taught by the expert faculty from IIM Indore.

All the requisite learning materials will be provided online through the Learning Management System. You are free to purchase any reference books or materials, as may be recommended by the faculty.

The learning material, i.e. lectures and reading content, would be available to you for 12 months after the course ends (in addition to the course duration which is 6 months).

We accept corporate sponsorships and can assist you with the process. Please contact us for details.

  • Computer System (Desktop/Laptop) in working condition with Mic and Speaker, preferably headphones with Mic.
  • Stable Internet Connection (With 50 MBPS Speed)
  • Time Commitment: 4 hours each on Saturday and Sunday; plus; 1 hour a day for reading, homework, BYOP related activities etc.
  • Be present physically and emotionally in the classes
  • Active participation, open discussions with the experts will bring the best benefit
  • Actively find avenues to apply learnings from the sessions to your work life
  • You will have lots to read – please make the time to do so
  • Contribute to community learning for the benefit of cohort through whitepapers, opinion pieces, other artifacts, forum participation etc.

Please share your feedback constantly – both the good and the bad. We promise to deliver world class training experience to our learners.

We do NOT provide any discounts as the programs we offer are university programs. But from time to time, we do run some early bird offers for limited seats.

Further, do note that learners can avail of a bursary adjustment/waiver in case of an upfront lump sum fee payment. Do feel free to talk to our academic counselors to know more.

Only the participants who complete the program successfully will be eligible for the Executive Education Alumni status of IIM Indore.

Participants who have successfully completed the program need to apply separately to register their name with IIM Indore Executive Education Alumni along with the necessary fee of Rs.1,000/- per person (for two years) and Rs. 10,000/- per person (for Lifetime).

Note: The one-time nominal fee for the Executive Alumni Status is subject to revision based on the discretion of the IIM Indore management.

The benefits of IIM Indore Executive Education Alumni include the following:

  1. Subscription to the brochures and newsletters from IIM Indore
  2.  Access to the IIM Indore Campus Library (on-site access only)
  3. Official email ID of the institute

Yes, everyone who enrolls in the program gets to be a part of the IIM Indore on-campus visit. However, due to COVID -19 crisis, batch immersions and campus visits are subject to the COVID-19 situation in the country and will follow government regulations/ IIM Indore’s decision.

Product management is an organizational function that directs all aspects of a product’s lifetime, from development to positioning and price, focusing on the product and its customers. Product Managers advocate for customers within the organization and ensure that the consumers’ voice is heard and heeded to create the best product/ service possible. While it takes years to become a well-equipped Product Manager having a Masters in Product Management & relevant industry experience, pursuing formal Product Management courses provides you the opportunity to accelerate your learning and career. Like the IIM Indore & Jigsaw’s PG Certification in Product Management, the Product Management training takes you through a complete Product Development Life cycle and transforms you into a competent Product Leader.

Having a Bachelor’s degree in any field is a primary requisite for enrolling in any Product Management Certification program. However, below mention are the admission criteria for IIM Indore & Jigsaw’s Postgraduate Certificate Program in Product Management:

  1. Graduation in any discipline
  2. Minimum 2 years of professional experience
  3. No prior programming skills required

Professionals (Product Executives, Business Managers like Marketing Managers, Project Managers, etc.) from diverse backgrounds who want to become competent Product Leaders can apply for this program.

There are several Product Management certification programs and courses available in the market today. Choosing the right one worth your time and money from the lot is a challenge. In close collaboration with IIM Indore, Jigsaw has curated the Postgraduate Certificate Program In Product Management, which takes you through the complete Product Development Life Cycle. The 5i framework-based Product Management certification program is designed & delivered by industry experts & IIM Indore faculty and offers a hands-on learning experience through its BYOP (Bring Your Own Product) feature. The fee for this 6-months long PGCP Product Management is INR 2.8 Lakhs + taxes (USD 5,400).

There are many online Product Management courses available today, which can be of any duration between 3 months to 1 year. For instance, IIM Indore & Jigsaw’s Postgraduate Certificate Program in Product Management is spread over 6 months, divided across 9 modules.

Having a graduation degree in any disciple is the first step pursuing any Product Management courses. For example, it’s recommended that you have worked a minimum of two years after graduation before taking up the Postgraduate Certificate Program in Product Management offered by Jigsaw in association with IIM Indore.

The Product Management certification after the successful completion of the 6-month Postgraduate Certificate Program in Product Management is awarded by IIM Indore & Jigsaw.

According to the Product Manager definition, it is the common link that connects the numerous departments that engage with the product throughout its life cycle. A few significant Product Manager roles and responsibilities that are common to all companies are:

 

  • Outlining the product vision, strategy, and roadmap
  • Collecting, managing, and prioritizing consumer demands
  • Working collaboratively with engineering, sales, marketing, and client support teams to ensure that business goals and consumer satisfaction objectives are met
  • Ideating of the product as per consumer needs
  • Devising positioning for the product
  • Contributing insights in product pricing

Developing your Product Management skills entails more than simply understanding everything there is to know about your product. To become a Product Expert, you can pursue Masters in Product Management or a Product Management certification course like the 10-month program by IIM Indore & acquire top Product Management skills like:

  • Technical knowledge
  • Leadership & Team Management
  • Time Management skills
  • Budget Management skills
  • Problem-Solving skills
  • Research & Technical Writing skills
  • Conflict Management skills
  • Risk Management skills

As the demand for Product Managers grows, a Product Management certification is becoming a valuable investment. As of today, there are 39. 2 million Product Management jobs open in the country, and this number keeps increasing. Enrolling in a Product Management certification program like the Postgraduate Certificate Program in Product Management offered by Jigsaw in association with IIM Indore takes you through a complete Product Development Lifecycle and awards joint certification post completion of the program.

A Product Lifecycle Manager is in charge of overseeing the progress of a product through the various stages of its lifecycle: ideation, development, introduction, growth, maturity/stability, and decline.

Interviews for the position of Product Manager are viewed as being difficult by many people. The reality is the polar opposite. You require practice and perseverance to clear a Product Management interview. And it is only via these practices that you will truly learn to think and act like a Product Manager. Product Manager interview questions consist of multiple rounds, each of which covers one or multiple of the following categories:

  • Estimation
  • Metrics
  • Product Improvement
  • Product Design
  • Product Launch
  • Problem-solving
  • Strategy
  • Technical

Preparing in these categories will help you clear the interviews.

There are numerous Product Management books out there in the market.

The following are the best Product Management books from the lot:

  1. Marty Cagan’s Inspired: How To Create Products Customers Love
  2. Gayle McDowell’s Cracking the PM Interview
  3. Josh Anon (former Pixar PM) and Carlos González de Villaumbrosia’s The Product Book: How to Become a Great Product Manager
  4. Marc Abraham’s My Product Management Toolkit

Product management tools are software applications that assist product teams during any or all phases of the product life cycle (from planning to research and development to launching and iterating on a product). Here is the list of the top Product Management tools used by Product Management professionals:

  1. monday.com
  2. API Fuse
  3. Jira 
  4. Wrike 
  5. ProdPad
  6. Productboard
  7. ProductPlan
  8. Roadmunk
  9. Clubhouse
  10. Airfocus

Software Product Management is the function that oversees all aspects of a software product throughout its entire lifecycle, from conception to launch. It plays a pivotal role when it comes to connecting company strategy with customer problems and demands.

Product Management as a domain is all about identifying and solving problems. This is best achieved through hands-on experience. Jigsaw & IIM Indore’s Postgraduate Certificate Program in Product Management is the only Product Management training that conforms to the 5i Framework and comes with BYOP: Bring Your Own Product feature, which offers learners a hands-on learning experience by allowing them to build their own product. This will take you through the different stages of the Product Development Lifecycle in just 6 months.

A Product Management job description, like an MBA program, includes a wide range of topics. On the other hand, Product Managers come from various backgrounds, including engineering, marketing, project management, to name a few. The function of Product Management necessitates a diverse set of skills and knowledge. There is no way to prepare for it in a classroom setting. Most Product Managers mix what they’ve studied during their MBA with their real-world experience along with pursuing a Product Management certification.

The objectives of Product Management courses are centered around grooming leaders and entrepreneurs who can single-handedly drive a product right from its conception to its release.  By pursuing project management courses, one can completely understand a product’s complete life cycle along with getting a hand on industry experience through course projects.  Jigsaw & IIM Indore’s Postgraduate Certificate Program in Product Management is the only Product Management course that conforms to the 5i Framework and comes with BYOP: Bring Your Own Product feature, which offers learners a hands-on learning experience by allowing them to build their own product. The learning outcome is to ensure they prepare project-ready leaders. 

Yes! Product Managers come from diverse educational backgrounds, by pursuing Product Management courses after their graduation. 

Pursuing any Product Management Certification program will prepare you to land a job as a Product Manager. For instance, after successful completion of the Jigsaw & IIM Indore’s Postgraduate Certificate Program in Product Management will enable you to build your career in the Product Management domain as

  1. Senior Product Manager
  2. Project Manager
  3. Product Management Director
  4. Product Vice President
  5. Marketing Director

Unlike the Postgraduate Certificate Program in Product Management by IIM Indore & Jigsaw, most Product Management courses don’t come with a placement guarantee. However, with Jigsaw & IIM Indore’s PGCP in Product Management, you get the opportunity to apply and register to the IIM Indore Executive Education Alumni along with the necessary fee of Rs.1,000/- per person (for two years) and Rs. 10,000/- per person (for Lifetime) which will allow you to leverage the vast alumni network.

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