Digital Product Management

Course Fee for Digital Product Management1R 12,089.00R 12,089.00R 0.00 (0%)
Total amountR 12,089.00


Product Manager is one of the hottest positions in the emerging digital economy.

The Product Managers are essentially the “CEOs” of a digital product. They understand and articulate needs, set up roadmaps, plan and coordinate the development process, champion and launch products and oversee the product lifecycle. They are the implementers of ideas in digital business innovation.

In this Product Management MicroMasters® program, you will gain hands-on experience in:

  • Creating product roadmaps.
  • Taking products from initial concept through user research, co-creation, and rapid prototyping.
  • Agile and lean management practices for creating software and digital products.
  • Social media and market testing methods.
  • Applying perspective from best practices in platform-based strategies.

The MicroMasters® programme concludes with two courses that leverage object-oriented thinking, digital process capabilities, and data analytics tools to build “boundary-spanning” skills in running, measuring and adapting strategic experiments that may lead to novel products business models, and market growth.

This programme consists of four courses related to digital product management and contains specific elements to help you engage with the content and other people in the programme, network with the appropriate stakeholders, and progress through to the next step in your academic or professional career.

The Digital Product Management MicroMasters® Programme from Boston University includes the following courses:

Product Management with Lean, Agile and System Design Thinking
Learn how to plan, develop and deliver on all aspects of work in the lifecycle of digital products using lean, agile and systems design thinking.
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Strategic Social Media Marketing
Learn how to drive social media engagement by linking strategy and tactics and measuring results.
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Driving Digital Innovation through Experimentation
Learn how to apply principles of experimentation at the technical, organisational and strategic levels of your business to drive digital innovation.
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Platform Strategy for Business
Learn how you can design, launch, monetize and compete in a networked platform market.
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Business Analytics for Data-Driven Decision Making
Learn how to lead your firm to make better business decisions using analytic methods and create competitive advantages from data.
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  • Fee
  • Institution
  • Programme Duration
    32 weeks
  • Class Starts on
    4 December 2018
  • Language
  • Estimated Effort
    4-8 hours / week
Start Dates

At the end of this programme, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the principles and processes for developing product roadmaps.
  • Apply tools and methods for generating and validating user needs, ideas, co-creation and mapping the findings into product and market requirements and positioning documents.
  • Describe techniques for oversight of agile development, rapid prototyping, experimentation and risk management with object-oriented development, data and analytics based tools sets.
  • Discuss techniques for planning, oversight, and launch of products and software, including tracking and system level optimisation of social media metrics.
  • Explain life cycle management of products and services including versioning and pricing.
  • Discuss techniques for communicating and championing the product benefits to internal (C-Level Managers and sales teams) and external audiences (key customers).
  • Identify the variations in the product management practices across different organisations and emergent digital markets.
  • Discuss alternative ways to drive digital business innovation in your company.


  • Product Management with Lean, Agile and Systems Design Thinking.
  • Platform Strategy for Business.
  • Social Media Marketing.
  • Designing for Experimentation to Enhance Digital Business Innovation.
  • Business Analytics for Data-Driven Decision Making.


  • Live meetings, speaker series, peer networking, and more
  • Case studies and practical application opportunities.

Upon successful completion of PearsonX and edX® requirements, participants will earn the following certificates and badges:

  • Product Management with Lean, Agile and Systems Design Thinking Verified Certificate.
  • Platform Strategy for Business Verified Certificate.
  • Social Media Marketing Verified Certificate.
  • Designing for Experimentation to Enhance Digital Business Innovation Verified Certificate.
  • Business Analytics for Data-Driven Decision Making Verified Certificate.
  • Digital Product Management MicroMasters® Credential, edX® in collaboration with Boston University.
  • PearsonX Digital Product Management Program Badge, PearsonX via .

Meet Student Advisors

Arlene Lanser

Pearson Student Advisor

Meet our Faculty

Andrei Lapets

Director of Research Development and Research Scientist, Hariri Institute for Computing

Barbara Bickart

Associate Professor of Marketing and Department Chair - Boston University

Ben Lubin

Assistant Professor in the Information Systems Department - Boston University

Chris Dellarocas

Richard C. Shipley Professor of Information Systems

John W. Byers

Professor of Computer Science