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ACCELERATING

CAREER PATH
ICPM
WELCOME MESSAGE FROM THE INSTITUTE
As the product industry evolves in emerging markets from outsourcing to
Keeping
product creation, organizations are looking for product leaders as
opposed to just technology managers. The Institute of Product
management
Leadership was formed in conjunction with Executive Product Industry education
Council (EPIC) to design and deliver a program for senior product relevant
professionals to accelerate their transformation from building innovation for product
to productizing it in the global context and that of emerging markets.
professionals
International PG certificate in Product Management & Marketing (ICPM) is
an experiential program delivered in a hybrid (on campus/off campus)
model by world class practitioners and faculty. Our past alumni has not
only benefited from an integrated approach of learning global best
practices used in the productizing process with relevant management
business concepts like finance, operations, and strategy but ultimately its
the industry connect that allows them to continue to build and accelerate
their career path for a life time of transformation.

These leaders will work with global stakeholders to conceive, validate,


build, and launch products that ultimately delight the customers.

Welcome to the Institute of Product Leadership!

Pinkesh Shah
Director of Programs
Institute of Product Leadership
PROGRAM INSIGHT

With the sole focus to assist working professionals The integrated curriculum is delivered by
transition and accelerate from technical and best-in-class global practitioners and faculty.
functional roles to business leadership roles, ICPM ICPMs experiential learning will be made
is world's first PG certification Program in Product actionable through real-world projects, Harvard
Management & Marketing. It is a program case study-led discussions, and interaction with
designed and delivered by senior practitioners for industry executives.
practitioners and accredited by AIPMM, USA
(www.aipmm.com)

26 WEEKS AT ICPM

Campus
Campus Immersion
Live Courses &
Immersion
Graduation
Certification

MONTH 1 MONTH 1-4 MONTH 5 MONTH 6

LEAN START-UP Product Labs - Learn by Doing


INDUSTRY CONNECT

Growing startups, MNC R&D Centers, Venture COMPANIES ON CAMPUS


Capital Firms, IT Services Products & Platform
Fusion Chart Informatica
groups - are all looking for business leaders who
Dell Infosys
can help with their productizing initiatives. We
Cisco Flipkart
invite all of you to get more involved with the
Jam Cracker Redbus
institute as an employer, mentor or a speaker!
Magna Quest Mumbai Angels
JDA Ilantus

Some influential speakers who have visited the Institute of Product Leadership over the years

Sarit Arora - UX Lead, Yahoo Amit Phandis -


VP-Engineering, Cisco
Sharad Sharma - CEO Brand Sigma Shekhar Kirani -
Partner, Accel Partners
Viveck Kumar - Sr. Product Manager Dharmendra Singh -
CCM, Schneider Electric
Amazon.com Dhimanth Parekh -
Head of Product Mgmt
Alok Goel - Chief Product Officer Hoopos.com
Red Bus Ramkumar Narayanan - Head R&D, Ebay
Saran Chatterjee - Ex-VP Products, Flipkart
Sanjeev Kumar - MD/ #Head Informatica
FACULTY

Rich Mironov Nandini Vaidyanathan Aslam Hirani


Product Executive Coach CMD, CARMa Entrepreneur and Agile Coach
San Francisco, California Venture Services

RAHUL ABHYANKAR Ameen Haque PINKESH SHAH


Product Management Executive Founder at The Storywallahs Director of Programs
San Francisco Bay Area Associations:
IBM, McAfee, NetIQ
vishwanath. p. t. varma dr. kshama bhatia
Leadership & Executive Coach Lean, innovation Management International Finance
Associations: ITC, Motorola Practice Bangalore

Rajnish Singh Ranjan Kamath Ratan K.K.


Director, VentureBean Consulting. Communication Skills Entrepreneur,
Faculty of Finance, IPL & Performance Energy Trainer Online Marketing Trainer at IPL
Bangalore Navi Mumbai
RAMESH PALANISAMY
Manager - Software Development, QA

CLASS OF SUMMER 2013

GIVES YOU EXPOSURE IN ALL AREAS OF PRODUTIZING PROCESS

Current location: ICPM attracted me because I was looking to get exposure to Functional skill set
BANGALORE on Product Management. With 18 Years of Engineering exposure & Gained great
amount of Networking Domain Expertise, ICPM offered the best combination of
Education: three things I wanted: a strong peer network, foundational business skills, and
B.E (E&C) an environment conducive to the entrepreneurial spark.

Previous Experience: Regarding the acquisition of skills, I admire to do the Research analysis,
Scripts Development Customer in sighting& Analytics. Unlearn to approach ina certain way &to take a
Deployment & QA limited set of incomplete information and work forward in the best way possible.

Experience (Years):
18 (Eighteen)

Area of Expertise:
Telecom, Networking,
VoIP & Platform
Engineering
QA Manager http://www.in.linkedin.com/in/spramesh

http://www.twitter.com/spr_ramesh
KARTHIK MADHAVA
Product Manager
Cisco

CLASS OF SPRING 2013

FROM A GOOD TO A GREAT PRODUCT MANAGER

Current location: I have been a Product Manager for more than 3 years now, having sucessfully
Bangalore, India taken to market several products. Initially I wasnt sure if I really needed such a
comprehensive program but I am so glad I actually joined it.
Education:
B.E. in Computer It gave me a contextual perspective on things I was already doing (adding
Science & Engineering structure to it)but also enabled me with advanced techniques& best practices
around both inbound and outbound marketing. The program went beyond
Previous Experience: functional skills into leadership skills and thats where I believe the impact has
Cisco SystemsJuniper probably shaved off a couple years in my journey to the top!
NetworksNetwork
Appliance I am a lot more confidentas I accelerate my next level of career path and I can
count on a lifelong network of practitioners and industry connect to help me in
Experience (Years): that journey of going from Good to Great!
13 (Thirteen)

Area of Expertise:
Network Aware Appli-
cations (Telecom, IP
and Storage Networks) http://www.linkedin.com/in/karthikmadhava
Partner Ecosystems
karthikmadhava
COURSE MODULES
Productizing Frameworks Product Leadership
PF-101 Productizing Process PL-101 Executive Presence &
PF-102 Business Model Canvas Communication
PF-103 Design Thinking PL-102 Influencing & Managing
PF-104 Art of Storytelling Stakeholders
PF-105 Career Path Planning

Market Analysis GoTo Market


MA-101 Value Proposition Design PM-101 Market Positioning & Launch
MA-102 Customer Insights, Market Planning
Research & Competitive Analysis PM-102 Pricing & Monetization
MA-103 Online Customer Research & PM-103 Social Media Marketing
Web Analytics PM-104 Customer Acquisition &
MA-104 Basic UX Design Retention
MA-105 Target Market & Segmentation PM-105 Sales Enablement

Product Planning Business Fundamentals


PP-101 Personas BF-101 Product & Portfolio Strategy
PP-102 Advanced UX Design BF-102 Financial Analysis for Product
PP-103 Agile Best Practices Leaders
PP-104 Requirements, Prioritization & BF-103 Business Models
Roadmaps BF-104 Data Analytics
CURRICULUM

INTEGRATED CURRICULUM LEAN START-UP Product Labs -Learn by Doing


As part of the curriculum requirements participants are
Industry relevance & actionable learning through required to work from Day 1 on projects based on the ideas
hands on immersions are the design drivers for -Bring Your Own Idea -(BYOI) you submit or a real world
the program experience. business problem identified from the industry. The goal of
these course projects is to produce a complete product and
business plan for the start-up idea or the business problem.
Through specific courses with connection points, At the end of the course the project output would be
the goal is to prepare participants holistically evaluated by a panel of industry experts on the Executive
Product Industry Council (EPIC) board of IPL and VCs from
avoiding building isolated skillsets.
the industry. As an executive coach is assigned to each of
the projects to mentor on various aspects of product
management throughout the project. Check out the product
start-ups being created actively by the participants of the
program in IPL Product Labs.

CONTINOUS LEARNING KEY BENEFITS


All courses are delivered live on an interactive Experiential learning
video conferencing mode with pre-reading, actual
Industry Connect
sessions (3 hours each) and post session
exercise or assignment. Every participant is also Global Recognition
engaged in peer learning through open
discussion forums within the class including Leadership Skills
faculty and industry mentors in an continuous mode.
RAJARAM BHASKARAN
Sr. Project Manager
CA Technologies

CLASS OF SPRING 2013

A DEEP DIVE INTO WHAT PRODUCT MANAGEMENT MEANS

Current location: The ICPM program has exposed me to the bells and whistles of what it means
Bangalore, India to be a Product Manager. Experiential learning by actually applying the concepts
through exercises/projects and small cohortthat allows the participants to hear
Education: from each other on their experiences and challenges faced were the highlights of
BTech Computer the program.
Science
Access to senior practitioner faculty and their availability to mentor me whenever
Previous Experience: I have a question was just amazing. Finally the networking opportunities offered
General Electric, means that any help you need is just an email or a post away. The fact that the
Infosys Technologies faculty and the course participants have an impressive track record of success
also means that I have now built a valuable network which I intend to leverage for
Experience (Years): the rest of the career path!
14 (Fourteen)
I would recommend ICPM for any business leader who wants a strong business
Area of Expertise: foundation to cover all aspects of a product lifecycle from ideation to
Authentication, capitalization of the idea.
e-commerce Fraud,
Portfolio Management
http://in.linkedin.com/in/rajarambhaskaran
SAMEER DESHPANDE
Consultant

CLASS OF SUMMER 2013

TO TRANSIT YOURSELF INTO THE FIELD OF PRODUCT MANAGEMENT

Current location: Sameer says, he asked this question to himself and his peers. To my surprise, I
PUNE found that very few people are aware about Product Management. Many
companies leave it either to Marketing or Engineering teams. Result is then
Education: obvious Products, which do not meet customers needs at all or
PMP, MCM, BCS over-engineered products.

Previous Experience: Sameer then adds ICPM is the course, which inculcates the basic as well as
ERP (SAP, Infor) advanced aspects of Product Management and brings out how it results into
Consulting, Implemen- products that are delightful for the customers as well as profitable to the
tations, Rollouts, company.One gets to learns all these in an experiential manner from the faculties
Localizations, Global that are drawn from the best in the industry. Therefore, he feels that if one wants
Support to transition himself/herself into the field of Product Management, ICPM is the
best course.
Experience (Years):
20 (Twenty)

Area of Expertise:
Program / Project
Management around http://in.linkedin.com/pub/sameer-deshpande/6/65b/100
ERP Software
(SAP, Infor) http://twitter.com/sameers_deshpan
PERSONALIZED LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

TM
Conflict Management influentiality index Report

How one behaves, reacts and manages Product Managers biggest challenge is the
during a conflict situation is analyzed across ability to influence others with whom they
five conflict-handling modes in a team have no direct authority. Through leadership
environment, 1:1 setup and stakeholder courses like Influence Building, Stake Holder
management. By understanding their Management facilitated by Executive
psychometric profile, participants are then Coaches, participants get an indepth
coached to develop the right set of conflict understanding of the drivers of how to build
management technique for the situation at influence in the organization.
hand.

Series of leadership interventions , psychometric assessments &


executive coaching helps develop a personalized development Plan
CAREERS

Guiding you to make the right moves


Levergaging on the extensive industry connect, it Today more than ever, a powerful and influential
is the institute's constant endeavour, to engage industry connect is essential for program success
with a vital means of grounding academic efforts and advancement. Technology and industries are
in a manner that aligns with the needs and changing unpredictably and at exponential rates.
expectations of industry as a primary stakeholder.
This typically seeks expert advice on strategic At the Institute of Product Leadership we have
objectives and industry placements. made connections in the Product Industry & with
several MNCs & growth startups that need junior
The essence of the Placement Assistance & senior Product managers & Product marketing
Program is to is to provide a direction on: managers. They are invited to attend campus
Industry developments which impact the career immersion for selection.
scalability.
Opportunities for collaboration with industry in Our goal is for everyone who wants full-time
applied research and development and other employment to get multiple offers. While we
business development activities related to training continue to work on the industry academia
services and products. alliances, we ensure that we provide networking
Opportunities to improve the outcomes for key sessions with the perspective of placement.
client groups.
Facilitating links with industry clients.
NIKHIL GUPTA
Product Manager
Aricent Technologies

CLASS OF SPRING 2013

CREATING PRODUCTS THAT MATTER

Current location: My journey as Product Professional and Unified Communication leader,humbled


Gurgaon, India me to launch couple of Enterprise SMB Products in the past 5 years.

Education: Having been through the rigor of Product management by picking skills on the
B.Tech IT - Manipal job, I wanted to validate my strengths and equip myself better as a Product
University Leader.

Previous Experience: The program is a true delight. It has helped me sharpen my focus, shatter my
Aricent , IPcelerate, mis-conceptions and most importantly helped me hone right skillsto create Value
Taluna for Customers.

Experience (Years): I can now connect the dots and infuse elements of Market research, Design
09 (Nine) and Technology with-in the Product Space. The learning at ICPM was a
revelation, and now part of my DNA.
Area of Expertise:
Unified Comm Video
and VOIP
Product Management,
Go-to Market http://www.linkedin.com/pub/nikhil-gupta/61/249/7b9

nikhilslounge
AUGUSTINE SAMUEL
Product Manager
Visa

CLASS OF SPRING 2013

PERFECT LAUNCHER TO MY PRODUCT MANAGEMENT CAREER!

Current location: Joining the program from Singapore it was the best choice having a perfect
Singapore combination of on-campus and live online courses. The faculty selection for all
courses was just amazing.
Education:
B.E., Madras University They were all real industry practitioners who delivered best practices of Product
management, Product Marketing, Finance & leadership skills. They were not just
Previous Experience: based in India, but they came from various parts of the world giving me the true
MasterCard global experience.
Worldwide, Barclays,
Wipro Technologies This program not only enabled me with actionable learning but also supported a
career path transition while I was still in the program!
Experience (Years):
10 (Ten)

Area of Expertise:
Payment Industry,
Financial Services

sg.linkedin.com/in/augggiesam/
INTEGRATED LEARNING

Aristotle once said, "For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them"

At ICPM the philosophy of learning, follows heavily on Experiential learning. With the credo of "By
Practitioners, For Practitioners" the programs are designed by Executive Leaders (EPIC) and delivered by
practitioners. Our faculty are real-world practitioners who understand that teaching is not telling and that
facilitating the experience is the best way to create true immersion for participants and make the learning
truly actionable.

HANDS ON LEARNING ENGAGED MENTORSHIP


Program is designed to create immersion around From Career Path Transition to Accelerating
topics with industry best practices & case study product innovation initiatives , expect 1:1 attention
discussions. Hands on exercises enables from faculty and engage with industry leaders as
actionable learning. mentors during & after the program.

INTEGRATED EXPERIENCE
Unlike most training programs that build isolated
competencies, the goal here is to enable you to
make balanced product decisions across strategy,
execution and leadership skills to get it
implemented with the team.
ELIGIBILITY & APPLICATION PROCESS

IDEAL ATTENDEE PROFILE: program timelines and fees


Program Managers, Project Managers Please write to jayita.sinha@ipl.edu.in
Engineering Leaders (Dev/BA/QA/UX) Or Call +91 973 806 8887

Architects & Technologists


Product Managers, Product Marketing
Managers, Solutions Managers
Pre/Post-Sales, Tech Support, BD

APPLICATION
Submit filled application form Or
Write to: applyICPM@productleadership.in
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www.productleadership.institute

engage@productleadership.in

INSTITUTE OF PRODUCT LEADERSHIP USA :


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Kira layout, Hosur Main Road,
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Phone: 255-026-76