Graduate Certificate in Designing and Managing Products and Platforms - Practice Module

Overview

Overview

Duration 2 days
Course Time 9.00am - 5.00pm
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This course is delivered by NUS-ISS.

This is a practice module for participants who want to attain the qualification of an NUS Graduate Certificate in Designing and Managing Products and Platforms. Over a period of four months, participants who have completed the requisite four courses - Service Design, Managing Digital Products, Digital Product Strategy and Architecting Platforms as a Business, would have the opportunity to advance to the Practice Module and apply their learnings to a project applicable to their work and demonstrate proficiency of acquired skills. Teams of three to four members would be formed, and each member is expected to contribute at least 10 man days of effort. Finally, participants are also required to undergo a final individual assessment.

Key Takeaways

Key Takeaways

Upon completion of the course, participants are expected to:
  • Understand the challenges of the digital product eco-system that the product strategist operates in
  • Acquire key skills to develop a strategy for the entire digital product lifecycle - from strategy to development, launch, growth and exit
  • Demonstrate these understanding and skills acquisition by working in teams to develop and present their digital product strategy to a panel of industry product leaders for assessment

Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend

This is an intermediate course is intended for managers, professionals, and business and technical architects operating in the digital product space, who need to have a practice based course to conceptualise and design a platform for business growth. Managers and professionals working on strategy and business or digital product innovations can also benefit.

Participants are expected to come from both corporate enterprises and start-ups, and are expected to interact to share views and experiences while working in their respective teams.

Prerequisites
Complete the 4 modular courses for Designing and Managing Products and Platforms: Service Design, Managing Digital Products, Digital Product Strategy, Architecting Platforms as a Business.

ICT and SS Competency Framework

ICT and SS Competency Framework

As part of the ICTCF, this course falls under the Product Management functional cluster and tagged to the following competencies:
  • Tech Management : Digital Strategy & Planning
  • Product Management : Product Go-To-Market
  • Product Management : Product Life Cycle Management
The course is mapped to the following job roles:
  • Apps Service Manager
  • Digital Business Analyst
  • Digital Services Manager
  • Engagement Manager
  • Product Manager
  • Project Manager (Agile)

Course Structure

Course Structure

Project

Provides you the opportunity to demonstrate competency of your newly acquired skills in a team-based mini-capstone and an individual assessment. For the project, you will work in teams on a problem or opportunity.

It is also attached to a formal grading mechanism so that the certificate may be used as one component in the NUS-ISS Stackable Master of Technology (MTech) in Software Engineering

Components

An example of a possible project might start with a problem statement like : How might we raise environmental sustainability in NUS. Participants would be expected to refine the problem statement through various research methods, including first hand inputs etc. They would then analyse the customer/market needs, before formulating the product/platform idea with validated value proposition(s). An overall technical architectural plan and a product strategy with a sound investment plan and business case are required. The teams will be mentored through the project and will be assessed at intermediate points and at final completion.


Instructors

Instructors


Fees

Fees


Full Fee

Full course fee

S$200

7% GST on nett course fee

S$14

Total nett course fee payable, including GST S$214



How To Register

How To Register


Agency-sponsored

Step 1 Apply through your organisation's training request system.

Step 2 Your organisation's training request system (or relevant HR staff) confirms your organisation's approval for you to take the course.

Your organisation will send registration information to the academy.

Organisation HR L&D or equivalent staff can click here for details of the registration submission process.


Step 3 The Digital Academy will inform you whether you have been successful in enrolment.