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WSP 138 — Product Management for the Internet of Things: An Intensive Bootcamp

Quarter: Summer
Day(s): Saturday
Course Format: On-campus
Duration: 1 day
Date(s): Jun 30
Time: 10:00 am—4:00 pm
Drop Deadline: Jun 23
Unit: 0
Grade Restriction: NGR only; no credit/letter grade
Tuition: $300
Instructor(s): Daniel Elizalde
10:00 am—4:00 pm
Jun 30
1 day
Drop By
Jun 23
0 Unit
Grade Restriction
NGR only; no credit/letter grade
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. This one-day bootcamp is a combination of lectures and short exercises designed to give you the tools you need to define an IoT product strategy.

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. Whether you have a business, technology, or design background, you will finish the day with an understanding of how the components of an IoT product fit together, as well as the confidence to immediately apply your learnings to your IoT product strategy.

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

Grade restriction: NGR only; no credit/letter grade

Please note: This one-day, lecture-based "bootcamp" course has unlimited enrollment. The instructor is also offering an 8-week version of this course (BUS 145: "Product Management for the Internet of Things: A Hands-On Course"), which is limited to 80 students and includes 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.