8 Weeks Product Management (PM1) Roadmap

A product manager is the person who identifies the customer need and the larger business objectives that a product or feature will fulfill, articulates what success for a product looks like, and rallies a team to make that vision a reality.

8 Weeks Product Management (PM1) Roadmap
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Associate Product Manager (PM-1) Virtual Learning


This is a comprehensive project management curriculum for the Associate Product Manager (PM-1)/Entry level role. This is meant to be a reference tool, not a checklist. Each item will not be relevant to every product manager.


  • A technologically agnostic growth matrix per level (assumes cumulative knowledge of all previous levels)
  • Technical expertise in a specific area of focus
  • Technical Focus: design tools (design skills), fundamental programming skills, engineering foundations and applications, data skills, digital marketing skills, people management, and business skills
  • A competent framework that is friendly and technology agnostic.

Week 1

Introduction to Product Management

  • Who is a product manager?
  • What is a product?
  • Types of product managers
  • Product management vs project management

The typical day of a product manager

  • What is amazing about product management?
  • The four major phases of the product lifecycle

Week 2

What is Agile?

  • What is Scrum and how does it work?
  • What is Kanban & how does it work?

Customer Development

  • Understanding customer development,
  • Designing and running experiments
  • conceptualising the solution.

Week 3

Product Development

  • The product development process
  • What is the LEAN framework?
  • Understanding Product Documentation


  • Ownership & Expectation management.
  • Escalates concerns, issues, or struggles to keep team leaders and managers aware, allowing them to present solutions to resolve.
  • Understanding the team's vision and connecting with the vision
  • Learning from others.
  • Collaboration, planning & work engagement strategies

Week 4

Waterfall Model

  • Understanding the waterfall model
  • Real-world examples of waterfall and agile methodologies
  • Understanding user ideas, user needs, and competitive and market analysis.

Week 5

Process & Time Management

  • Introduction to time management & project time tracking.
  • Estimation / Estimation best practices.

Asking Questions

  • Asking Questions (Learn the right questions to ask during onboarding to ensure that all responsibilities and procedures are understood, including the "definition of done," the need for test coverage, the overall product development lifecycle, and environment setup).

Week 6


  • Learn to participate in technical discussions and to offer detailed, considerate feedback.
  • Importance of Gratitude

Communication & Team Participation Strategies

  • Communication Strategies for the workplace.
  • Team participation strategies

Week 7

Collaboration Skills

  • Collaboration Skills (Working with people and stakeholders)
  • Interview preparation tips.

Performance & Metrics

  • Understand the importance of products and key concepts around product management.
  • Knowing when to leverage Agile and Scrum Practices in a product life cycle.
  • Importance of product management in a software development life cycle.
  • Performance measurement
  • Product management best practices.
  • Metrics for product managers.
  • Building the Product (Project management for Product Managers)

Week 8


  • Understanding business models and goals, at a high level, and the impact of their contributions.
  • Change Adoption

Growth Opportunities & Strategies

  • Taking on new opportunities.
  • Technical & Professional growth strategies.
  • Mentorship & growth opportunities