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Q: What are the best PM courses out there?
We’re living in a golden age of courses. Courses as far as the eye can see. A great course can change your life (I know many people who’ve had transformational experiences), and a bad course can be a huge time and money suck. So you need to choose wisely. With the end of the year coming and L&D budgets expiring, it’s a great time to lock down a course.
Though I haven’t taken many PM courses recently, I did teach a course last year (that I’ve since put on pause to make time for other projects, like the podcast), and through my research prepping for the course, and this great Twitter thread, I feel like I’ve got a pretty good idea of which courses are worth your time. Below, I’m going to go out on a limb and recommend 10 PM courses to check out—five for senior PMs and five for up-and-coming PMs—plus a bunch of honorable mentions if you’re an overachiever.
I’m mostly limiting my recommendations to courses that are (1) live, (2) cohort-based, (3) have run a couple of cohorts, and (4) plan to run many more. This list is my best guess of what’s great. I’m sure I missed some and am unaware of others. Please let me know in the comments if you’ve taken a course that you’ve loved that I didn’t list.
5 courses to check out for senior PMs
Managing your PM career in 2023 & beyond by Shreyas Doshi—just launched and is already beloved by one and all
Product Strategy by Reforge—a foundational Reforge course, created by the greats Casey Winters and Fareed Mosavat
Product Strategy Workshop by Gibson Biddle—you need to see Gibson in action, especially now that he’s now teaching cohort-based courses on Maven
Continuous Interviewing by Teresa Torres—will change the way you build product
Product Leadership by Reforge—for budding managers, created by Ravi Mehta
5 PM courses to check out for up-and-coming PMs
Product Management Foundations by Reforge—probably the best course out there for new PMs
Simulator for Learning Data-Driven Product Management by Sean Ellis and Oleg Ya on GoPractice—I wasn’t aware of this one until recently. It’s not live or cohort-based, but I’m including it anyway because so many people have recommended it.