What is Product Management: Beyond the Basics

Find out more about this specific product management bootcamp program and whether it's the right fit for your PM knowledge journey.

Program summary

Online, Self-paced, Independent learning
Program Style
Target Student
Incoming PMs, early-intermediate PMs, product stakeholders
Certificate Type
Certificate of Completion
Learning Materials
1 hour of online video content
Program Length
1 day
Weekly Commitment
1 hour
Starting Cadence
Available anytime
Program Cost
Payment Plans

What is this Product Management bootcamp?

Product Management - Beyond the Basics is a 1 hour crash course on learning more about product, beyond the basic concepts that are already available online.

It's a 10-year culmination of learnings from Bryce York, who worked in early-stage and high-growth startups across management consulting, adtech, education, and fintech.

Who is this PM course best for?

This course is for aspiring product managers, early-intermediate product managers, and product stakeholders who want to go beyond the basics of what a great product manager does and how they work best with other roles.

What have previous students said?

The Product Management - Beyond the Basics program has 3.2 stars on Udemy based from 169 ratings.

Learners have said:

An excellent introduction to product management. As a Project Management lecturer, it brought clarity on the relationship and difference between the two. - Heera R.

How does it compare to Co.Lab's courses?

Product Management - Beyond the Basics can be considered as a preparatory coursework towards Co.Lab’s Product Management track. It’s a good introduction to the Product Manager role, responsibilities, guiding frameworks and misconceptions.

After completing this course, it is recommended that you join Co.Lab's 4-week Sprint program to solidify your product management foundations, then transfer your theoretical knowledge to practical skills by shipping a live product in a cross-functional team consisting of a UI/UX designer, software developers, and a pre-vetted industry mentor with the 8-week Bootcamp.


This course is free! Although the creator also accepts any amount you think is worth if you purchase from his own website. It's a great resource, however, the crash course runs for only an hour so it’s best to temper expectations.

On the other hand, Co.Lab’s Sprint costs $500 USD for a 4-week program and Bootcamp costs $3,800 USD for an 8-week program. Both offer a structured learning experience with peers, using an experiential learning model, where you graduate with the right skills to kickstart your career in product

Learning Outcomes

After taking the course, you will not get a certificate of completion nor 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 for you to share with recruiters, hiring managers and supporters. You can check out other student portfolios here.

Personal Brand Support

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 and Bootcamp programs also have 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. our Product Management track grants you entry to an exclusive Discord community of tech professionals where you can get advice, networking opportunities, and referrals.


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 & Bootcamp will be personally given feedback on by your mentors. It will also be published on Co.Lab's website and posted in Co.Lab's social accounts.

There will also be an end-of-cohort celebration where top students get to present their product idea to the public.

Curriculum content

In this course, you will learn mainly about the critical visions of a product manager, practical frameworks and principles (e.g. MECE, DiVECo, WIP, PDLC, etc.), common misconceptions about the role, and how to build a thriving product culture.

Whereas in Co.Lab, you will learn about the fundamental concepts an entry-level Product Manager should know. You will have the chance to apply your learnings, build your own spec, get a certificate of completion, and build an MVP with a cross-functional team in an agile environment.

Self-paced vs Cohort-based Learning Experience

What makes this course different from Co.Lab's Sprint and Bootcamp program is the learning experience. This course is a self-paced program. Co.Lab's Product Sprint is a cohort-based program.

While this course allows you to study the 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 Track 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, and struggle with self-paced individual programs, then Co.Lab may be a better fit for you.

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