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BUS 145 — Product Management for the Internet of Things: A Hands-On Course

Quarter: Summer
Day(s): Thursdays
Course Format: On-campus
Duration: 8 weeks
Date(s): Jun 28—Aug 16
Time: 6:30—8:50 pm
Drop Deadline: Jul 11
Units: 2
Tuition: $615
Instructor(s): Daniel Elizalde
Limit: 80
6:30—8:50 pm
Jun 28—Aug 16
8 weeks
Drop By
Jul 11
2 Units
Daniel Elizalde
It is estimated that by 2020, 50 billion devices—from smartphones to kitchen appliances and well beyond—will be connected to the Internet. This phenomenon is known as the Internet of Things (IoT). With this kind of explosive growth, consumer and industrial companies alike are seeking a new breed of business and technology professionals who can make the unique strategic decisions that IoT products require, and manage the added complexity and risk that IoT products present. In this course, you will learn how to successfully create and manage products for IoT from a business and technology perspective.

First, we will examine the general principles of how an IoT solution works, from the devices that produce data, to the embedded software that sends data to the cloud, to the applications users interact with. Then you will learn a step-by-step strategic framework for making IoT product decisions related to business strategy, user experience, technology, data, security, and industry regulation. Students will work in teams to gain hands-on experience using this framework as we apply it to real-world IoT situations. Whether you have a business, technology, or design background, this course will provide a well-rounded overview of what it takes to build products in the era of IoT.

No specific prior IoT experience or knowledge is required,but experience working with technology products willbe helpful.

Please note: This 8-week course is limited to 80 students. There will be some hands-on group projects in which students will work in teams. The instructor is also offering a one-day, lecture-only "bootcamp" version of this course (WSP 138: "Product Management for the Internet of Things: An Intensive Bootcamp"), which has unlimited enrollment and does not include group work. Prospective students should review both courses and schedules to determine which one best suits their needs.

Daniel Elizalde, Founder, TechProductManagement

Daniel Elizalde has worked in IoT for nearly twenty years. He helps companies develop their IoT product strategy and trains product managers to become successful at managing IoT products. He is the author of A Quick Start Guide to Managing IoT Products. Elizalde also hosts the IoT Product Leadership podcast and publishes the IoT product management blog on danielelizalde.com.

Textbooks for this course:

There are no required textbooks; however, some fee-based online readings may be assigned.