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

Quarter: Fall
Day(s): Saturday
Course Format: On-campus
Duration: 1 day
Date(s): Sep 29
Time: 10:00 am—4:00 pm
Drop Deadline: Sep 22
Unit: 0
Grade Restriction: NGR only; no credit/letter grade
Tuition: $310
Instructor(s): Daniel Elizalde
Limit: 50
10:00 am—4:00 pm
Sep 29
1 day
Drop By
Sep 22
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 intensive 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 with which users interact. 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, and the confidence to immediately apply your learning to your IoT product strategy.

No specific prior IoT experience or knowledge is required, but experience working with technology products will be helpful. The instructor is also offering an eight-week version of this course (BUS 145: “Product Management for the Internet of Things: A Hands-On Course”), which is limited to fifty 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 an 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.