Postgraduate courses announced for product management

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4 May 2012 | 0

Two new postgraduate courses are now available at Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) aimed at enhancing product management skills in the Irish workforce. The courses are as a result of a new industry-educational partnership between ISA Skillnet and DIT’s business school which is modelled on the cluster grouping in Silicon Valley.

The postgraduate diploma in product management and the masters degree in product management, both aimed at the software and technology sectors, will commence at the DIT campus in September. The programmes are designed to meet the needs of organisations in the digital media sector. Students can expect leading academics, international experts, recognised industry practitioners and the latest research.

Details of the new courses were announced at an information evening held by ISA, DIT and the Irish Software Association this week in Dublin. Speakers on the night included Sean O’Sullivan, CEO of Avego and SOS Ventures who praised the collaboration. "While there is always magic and genius in the creation of truly great products, building great software and hardware products begins with effective product management" he said.

 

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Dean of DIT Paul O’Sullivan says that "product managers need framework tools and methods to improve efficiency of this central function. Organisations need to bring the function closer to the board table and incorporate product management as a key strategic function in the business"

Applications for the postgraduate diploma in product management are now open with initial offers being made by 5 July.

The upcoming ProductCamp Dublin event, due to be held next month was also highlighted at the information evening. The conference is a collaborative, participant-organised professional event focused on product management and marketing. There is no cost for attending or taking part. More information can be found at www.productcampdublin.com

Fiona Donnellan.



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