What stood out here is that Dr. Bart is very hands-on with his course. He treats Become a Great Product Manager course as a product so for every feedback he receives, the course is iterated on. This ensures that the content stays relevant through the years.
He is also very hands-on with this course. You will have access to Dr. Bart’s discord server where you get to ask questions and it's monitored daily. You can also get a letter of recommendation from Dr. Bart himself if you’ve completed the course. Likewise, you also get a free resume review at the end of the course via email or chat.
Overall, if you’re looking for a course creator who is deeply involved in your course experience, then this course is best for you.
This course is best for aspiring Product Managers and Product Managers with up to 2 years of experience. You’re also someone who appreciates the freedom of independent learning.
Become a Great Product Manager program has 5/5 stars based from 2500+ reviews.
Dr Bart Jaworski is a highly-engaging speaker, and he breaks down every topic into understandable bites and then builds it all back again to deliver a concept. - Michael Buscemi
This course can be considered an introductory course to Co.Lab’s 4-week Sprint program and 8-week Bootcamp. It’s an amazing introduction to the product role, its responsibilities, perks, and accompanying challenges, as well as how to develop a strong product culture and find ways to lead ineffective teams.
After completing either this course or Co.Lab's Sprint program, it is recommended that you join Co.Lab's 8-week PM Bootcamp to apply your learnings and build your own product with a cross-functional team consisting of developers, designer, and a mentor.
Becoming a Great Product Manager with Dr. Bart is less expensive at $59.99 than Co.Lab’s Sprint ($500) and Bootcamp $(3500). Though it's understandable as this course is designed to be completed under a day or two.
Whereas, the Co.Lab Sprint program is a 4-week course with over 20 hours of content and programming, as well as access to a live product shipping experience, mentorship, and community. On the other hand, the Bootcamp runs longer at 8 weeks.
In this course, you will get a certificate of completion, but not a student portfolio. At Co.Lab, you will get both.
However, our focus at Co.Lab is to help learners gain confidence, credibility and tangible experience, beyond just the certificate. Portfolios with Co.Lab are just the end result - the work involves speaking to real users, doing market research, and potentially working with a team to build out a real MVP.
Additionally, Co.Lab portfolio are hosted publicly at our website for you to share with recruiters, hiring managers and supporters. You can check out other student portfolios here. Co.Lab also shares the student portfolios in its social media accounts.
Co.Lab’s programs are unique in that we focus on helping you stand out from the crowd, by building your personal brand and community online.
Co.Lab's Sprint program also has a robust Build in Public program, where you get to share your wins and learnings to your professional network - ensuring you remain visible to recruiters and hiring managers.
Lastly. the Sprint program grants you entry to an exclusive Discord community of tech professionals where you can get advice, networking opportunities, and referrals.
What makes this course great is you also get access to Dr. Bart’s exclusive Discord community, where the creator himself will spend time daily to answer questions for the community. You can consider this a kind of informal mentorship.
Similarly, Co.Lab also has weekly mentor check-ins to ensure that you're guided appropriately by industry professionals. In fact, your spec in the Sprint program will be personally given feedback on by your mentors.
There will also be an end-of-cohort celebration where top students get to present their product idea to the public.
Both this course and Co.Lab’s Product Sprint explain the Product Manager role, their responsibilities, and the fundamental concepts that you'd have to learn to start as an entry-level Product Manager.
This includes how to manage any IT product, envisioning product growth for years to come, utilize A/B tests, conducting effective meetings, and leading an organization with a strong product culture.
However in Co.Lab, you will also get the chance to apply your learnings, build your own spec, and get real-time support from your mentors, pod group, and internal community.
What makes this course different from Co.Lab's Sprint program is the learning experience. Becoming a Great Product Manager is a self-paced program. Co.Lab's Product Sprint is a cohort-based program.
While this course allows you to study the basics of a PM role with more flexibility since you will go through it at your own pace, it also means that you need to have the internal motivation to finish the course.
With Co.Lab's Product Management Sprint program you are in a cohort-based model with built-in accountability. You go through the program with other learners. You get to share your learnings, compare and contrast ideas, and provide you with real people who can be your sounding boards.
If you enjoy structured group learning or struggle with self-paced individual programs, then the Sprint program may be a better fit for you.
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