21 Aug 2020 20:21 IST

Jigsaw-IIM Indore unveil product management course

Initiative will help learners grasp concepts, devise a product roadmap, and take it through life cycle

Jigsaw Academy, a Manipal Global investee company, in partnership with the Indian Institute of Management Indore (IIM-I), has announced the launch of a new comprehensive postgraduate certificate programme in product management.



This initiative will help learners grasp the concepts of product management to enable them to build their idea into a product, devise its roadmap, and take it through various stages of the product development life cycle, says a press release.

Product management jobs

A thorough market research conducted by Jigsaw Academy and IIM-I indicates that there are more than 20,000 active product management jobs available on portals like LinkedIn, Naukri, Shine, Glassdoor, Indeed, Monster and Michael Page. The comprehensive programme, curated by industry experts and professors from IIM-I, will help learners build skills on facets of product management related to product specification, realisation, marketing, sales, and manufacturing, amongst others, and help them build a successful career in the domain.

Speaking on the occasion, Prof Himanshu Rai, Director, IIM-I, said, “The 180-hour curriculum, based on the 5i framework, covers all the key stages of a product’s life cycle - ideate, innovate, implement, industrialise, and improve. Our mission is to be contextually relevant and offer world-class academics. Hence, the programme comprises multiple projects, case studies, industry sessions with product experts, and batch immersion. The programme can be accessed from anywhere in India or the world, and is ideal for those looking to build their careers in the domain of product management.”

Holistic programme

Talking about this collaboration, Gaurav Vohra, CEO & Co-Founder, Jigsaw Academy, said, "A product manager's roles and responsibilities are critical at every function that involves a product - from engineering, design, sales, marketing, operations, finance, legal to consumer interaction and more. This holistic programme will help learners get in-depth understanding of the complete product life cycle through instructor-led concept development and mentoring by industry experts. It’s the only programme in India that conforms to the 5i framework, and with BYOP (Bring Your Own Product), aspirants will learn how to develop their ideas into a product and build their entrepreneurial journey."

Jigsaw Academy is adept in emerging technologies and domains such as data science, product management, people analytics, digital HR, cyber security, design thinking, cloud computing, and business analytics and offers upskilling opportunities to professionals and fresh graduates.