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Product Management

$850 / Finance Available

This expert-led 5-week online course will empower individuals with a solid understanding of product management in a digital age and its application in fintech businesses within developing markets.

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Start Date

24 September 2020

Duration

5 Weeks

Delivery

Online, in our digital classroom

Blind Spots

What does it take to be an effective fintech product manager in the disruptive digital era? This 5-week course will equip individuals with a solid understanding of product management in a digital age and its application in digital finance businesses within developing markets and low-to-middle income (LMIC) country. Students who successfully complete this course will have a clear understanding of the role of a product manager and the unique skills that an effective product manager needs.

Why do I need a Product management course??

Our Product Management course has been developed with digital finance product managers in mind. It is tailored to suit people currently working in or looking to work with and manage a wide range of fintech products. This would include managers, product managers, project managers, business analysts, marketers, salespeople and business developers as well as commercial and finance staff.

This course will also help students to effectively identify and avoid common reasons for product failure, guide product strategy, roadmaps and financial models, and design successful launch plans. Students will also learn how to communicate and document product features effectively and identify the key metrics that need to be monitored and managed.

Experts

Neil Schwartzman
Econet

Neil is a seasoned executive with 15+ years’ experience throughout Canada and Africa. He has a proven track record of achievements in startup, e-commerce, on-demand and sharing economy.

Nuvin Jatala
FINCA Microfinance Bank Ltd

Nuvin has more than 20 years of diversified experience in IT governance, IT strategy and technology-based implementations including digital platforms/branchless banking, core banking systems, ERP solutions, IT projects management, and business process re-engineering.

Shabnam Osman
Yoco

Shabnam has experience across the financial services industry.  She has created products for both end customers and business partners. From roadmaps to team management, her practical knowledge of the full product lifecycle is invaluable.

Muhammed Hamayun Sajjad
UBL

Recognized as one of Asia’s top 100 fintech leaders, Muhammed is a seasoned executive and entrepreneur with over 17 years’ experience in the mobile financial services, payments industries, and telecommunications.

Course Curriculum

What is Product Management?

Product management is an organisational lifecycle function within a company dealing with the planning, forecasting, production and marketing of products.

What does a Product manager do?

A product manager is a professional role which is responsible for the development and launching of products for an organization.

What is DFS?

DFS, or digital financial services, are any financial services that are available through digital channels, and includes payments, credit, savings, transfers and insurance.

What is Fintech?

Fintech, or financial technology, refers to any digital technological tools or business models used to support the delivery of financial services.

What is Financial Inclusion

Financial inclusion is a key part of DFI’s agenda and refers to the goal of ensuring that all people, especially marginalised groups, have access to the financial tools they need.

What is a Virtual Classroom?

A virtual classroom is a learning environment that only exists through a digital platform and that allows students to participate regardless of their geographic location. All DFI’s courses are delivered in a virtual classroom.

What is Digital Frontiers Institute?

Digital Frontiers Institute (DFI) is a digital education provider designed to prepare professionals for the challenges and opportunities they will encounter in a rapidly changing economy.

Faculty

Paul Hobden

Chief Operating Officer
Digital Frontiers Institute

Nathier Kasu

Management Consultant

Kathryn Grace

Founding Partner and Director
GLU Global

Owen Meredith

Founding Partner
GLU Global