Instructor led Cohort

Modern Product Leadership

University System of Maryland

Learn how to become a better leader by understanding modern product management from one of the best MOOC creators, John Johnson. He has educated over 50k learners worldwide.

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  1. 1. Online Course

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Starts Feb 14, 2022

305 learners enrolled

This four-week cohort will be led by John Johnson, Assistant Director at the University of Maryland. The cohort is geared toward learners in leadership positions. You'll learn how to become a better leader by understanding the principles and techniques that underpin modern product management. And you'll meet weekly via Zoom with your instructor and peers around the world to learn together. Join us!

What You'll Learn

This course starts by resetting on what is good leadership based on actual data and studies. From envisioning a product strategy to correctly portraying the product roadmap. One of the key findings is that a leader’s success is driven by their team, and how well that team aligns with the mission. We’ll also discuss the art of negotiating across departments and interests, and how to manage conflicts to resolution quickly through good leadership and problem solving. Finally we’ll turn to frameworks for organizing teams at multiple scales of product development. 

  • Product leadership as modern leadership
  • Building and motivating the team
  • Team processes, events, and the art of the demo
  • Conflict management and resolution techniques for speed and effectiveness
  • Product evangelism and communicating with data across the enterprise
  • Discovering and delivering products at scale

Meet the Instructor

John Johnson


John Johnson is Assistant Director at the University of Maryland, and the creator of Modern Product Leadership and Applied Scrum for Agile Project Management, two of Class Central's Best Courses of All Time. He leads the initiatives that help grow the Project Management Center for Excellence across its three pillars: Academic Excellence, Outreach and Professional Development, and Research. Through his online courses, he is currently educating over 50,000 learners around the world.

Schedule Feb 14th, 2022 – Mar 11th, 2022

  • Week 1W1 February 14th – February 20th

    • Module 1: Modern Leadership for Product Organizations

  • Week 2W2 February 21st – February 27th

    • Module 2: Building and Motivating the Product Team

  • Week 3W3 February 28th – March 6th

    • Module 3: Influencing Product Stakeholders for Greater Outcomes

  • Week 4W4 March 7th – March 11th

    • Module 4: Organizing Product Discovery and Delivery for Speed at Scale

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