Product Strategy Sprint

Discover how Product strategy can drive company business objectives💡
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This is an intimate cohort. Highly limited number of spots.
5 weeks
2-3 hours/week of live virtual workshops + team working sessions and 2-4 hours/week of independent work
1:8 mentor to student ratio
Our Sprints are intimate and heavily curated so you get authentic, meaningful relationship building
Portfolio Builder
This Sprint culminates in a pitch deck you can add to your portfolio to show your skills & interests
We use a tuition scale to make our Sprints more accessible. Learn more in the application. Includes lifelong community access

Let's dig in

This Sprint will help you level up (and interview prep) for roles like:
Product Manager
Product Lead
Product or Business Analyst
We simulate a project you'd work on in a Product Manager role: defining product strategy.
You are a product leader at an Edtech company. The CEO of the company asks you to present a product strategy for the business for the next 1-3 years.

With 3 immersive workshops, small group office hours and hands-on 1:1 guidance from your mentors, you will define a clear product vision and a high-level roadmap that will help your company achieve its objectives. To help you accomplish that, you'll also conduct user interviews with potential customers of the Edtech company you select.

This Sprint is perfect for someone who works adjacent to or closely with a Product team on-the-job, or who wants to explore what a career in Product might be like. Note that no prior Product experience is required. 
No prior product experience needed
Key Concepts & Skills
Product Strategy
Defining user personas
Defining north star metrics
User interviews
Market analysis & mapping
Eric liou
Product @ The trade desk
thiago silva
Product growth @ Planned
Aarti Daryanani
Product Manager @ Uber
Kaiz Alarakyia
Product Manager @ Google
Daniel Kang
Product Manager @ Spotify

An all-in-one experience

All of our Sprints are created with industry mentors to deliver what you need to know, from who you need to know. Learn skills through a team project that simulates on-the-job learning, helps you prep for interviews and form organic relationships with your mentor, teammates and cohort.

Sprint Specs

What to expect over the course of the program
Kickoff & Foundations
Onboard to The Commons community! Get curated connections with alums. Kickoff the Sprint by meeting your team and mentors.
Deep Dive & Tackle
Dive deeper into concepts through two interactive workshops & office hours. Leverage your knowledge to tackle the project.
Review & Feedback
Submit the first draft of your project. Get personalized, actionable feedback on it from your mentor and team.
Polish & Present
Put the final touches on your project and share it with the rest of the team. Learn how your mentor would’ve approached it.
Here's what a typical Sprint looks like...
*Schedule does not reflect weekly team and mentor meetings. These are scheduled by the teams around the team members schedules.
**Times in EST. All sessions are live & online.
***Workshops are recorded and are viewable in case a learner cannot make a session.
****Schedule is subject to slight changes. This is a reflection of a past cohort.
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