NICF- Strategic Product Manager™

Overview

The Strategic Product Manager™ (SPMR) course is a comprehensive 4-day programme presenting participants with a practical and interactive learning experience while providing the necessary knowledge, skills and tools to manage advanced products at technology and high-tech companies.  

The course consists of the following three core modules:

  • Strategic Product Management™ (SPM) - This core training module provides participants with the knowledge, skills and tools to effectively plan and market technology products and services using Product Manager’s Toolkit® PMTK) and PMTK Action Model - a comprehensive set of product planning and product marketing work templates, and accompanying process methodology, that illustrate notable best practices and processes (used by top technology companies) to create successful market-driven products. (2 days)
  • Procedural Requirements Management™ (PRM) - This advanced training module provides participants with the knowledge, skills and tools to effectively identify and articulate market requirements. It also demonstrates effective practices that clearly identify and articulate market requirements. (1 day)
  • Business and Market Planning™ (BMP) - This advanced training module provides participants with the knowledge, skills and tools to effectively contribute to business and market planning activities by exploring key concepts and processes used in formulating plans that evaluate market opportunities and shape the resulting marketing efforts; i.e., business cases and market plans. (1 day)

All participants will receive a free license to the hosted version of the Product Manager's Toolkit® (PMTK) with lifetime free unlimited updates and upgrades to PMTK. They will also receive a free copy of the "The Product Manager’s Toolkit: Methodologies, Processes and Tasks in High-Tech Product Management" book.

Watch this video to find out the definition of product management according to the Blackblot PMTK Methodology™.

If you want to gauge the level of maturity of product management practice in your organisation, you can use the Blackblot Product Management Maturity Evaluator.

Product Management Articles from Blackblot:

Upon successful completion of this course, you will earn 12 PDUs (Technical: 7, Strategy: 5) that can be used to maintain your PMP® credential. Note that for the purpose of PDU reporting by those with PMP® credentials, the PMI REP Provider Number of ISS is “2339”.
  • NICF- Strategic Product Manager™
  • NICF- Strategic Product Manager™

Enquiry

Please contact Ms. Jane LIM Suet Ming at tel: 66013975 or email for more details.

Facts

Class Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm

PDU: 12

PDU and PD hours are available for this course

In Collaboration with...

Blackblot
PMI

The PMI Registered Education Provider logo is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

This course is part of the Product & Project Management Series offered by NUS-ISS.

Upcoming Classes

Class 119 Mar 2018 to 27 Mar 2018 (Full Time)

Duration: 4 days

When:
Mar:
19, 20, 26, 27
Time:
9:00am - 5:00pm

Class 207 May 2018 to 15 May 2018 (Full Time)

Duration: 4 days

Time:
9:00am - 5:00pm

Class 326 Jul 2018 to 31 Jul 2018 (Full Time)

Duration: 4 days

Time:
9:00am - 5:00pm

Class 403 Sep 2018 to 11 Sep 2018 (Full Time)

Duration: 4 days

Time:
9:00am - 5:00pm

Class 519 Nov 2018 to 27 Nov 2018 (Full Time)

Duration: 4 days

Time:
9:00am - 5:00pm

Course Details

  • Key Takeaways
  • Who Should Attend
  • What Will Be Covered
  • Fees & Funding
  • Exams & Certificate
  • Preparing for Your Course

At the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Effectively plan and market technology products and services using Product Manager’s Toolkit® (PMTK) and PMTK Action Model.
  • Demonstrates effective practices that clearly identify and articulate market requirements.
  • Contribute to business and market planning activities by exploring key concepts and processes used in formulating plans that evaluate market opportunities and shape the resulting marketing efforts; i.e., business cases and market plans.

This course is for:

  • Product Manager, Product Marketing Manager, Marketing Executive and Marketing Analyst of all levels, including new appointment holders
  • Anyone who intends to move into the discipline of product management
  • Anyone who are involved in product planning, product design, product development, and product marketing
  • Corporate strategy mix
  • PMTK action model
  • Business case
  • Product marketing
  • Market planning
  • Agile development
  • Product planning
  • Process efficiency
  • Product delivery process and more...

Format

Lectures, workshops, and retention drills

Self-sponsored

International Participants

S'poreans and PRs 
(aged 21 and above)

SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy1 
(S’poreans aged 40 and above)

Workfare Training Support2
(S’poreans aged 35 and above, and earn ≤ $2,000 per month)

Full course fee

S$3600

S$3600

S$3600

S$3600

SSG grant

-

(S$2520)

(S$2520)

(S$2520)

Nett course fee

S$3600

S$1080

S$1080

S$1080

7% GST on nett course fee

S$252

S$75.60

S$75.60

S$75.60

Total nett course fee payable, including GST

S$3852

S$1155.60

S$1155.60

S$1155.60

Less additional funding if eligible under various schemes

-

-

(S$720)

(S$900)

Total nett course fee payable, including GST, after additional funding from the various funding schemes

S$3852

S$1155.60

S$435.60

S$255.60


Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their SkillsFuture Credit to pay for course fees, apart from government subsidies. For more information, click here.

Company-sponsored

International Participants

S'poreans and PRs 
(aged 21 and above)

SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy1 
(S’poreans aged 40 and above)

Workfare Training Support2
(S’poreans aged 35 and above, and earn ≤ $2,000 per month)

Enhanced Training Support for SMEs3

Notes

Full course fee

S$3600

S$3600

S$3600

S$3600

S$3600

SSG grant

-

(S$2520)

(S$2520)

(S$2520)

(S$2520)

Nett course fee

S$3600

S$1080

S$1080

S$1080

S$1080

7% GST on nett course fee

S$252

S$75.60

S$75.60

S$75.60

S$75.60

Total nett course fee payable, including GST

S$3852

S$1155.60

S$1155.60

S$1155.60

S$1155.60

Fee payable to NUS-ISS

Less additional funding if eligible under various schemes#
(company needs to submit training grant and claim via Skillsconnect)

-

-

(S$720)

(S$900)

(S$720)

Total nett course fee payable, including GST, after additional funding from the various funding schemes

-

-

S$435.60

S$255.60

S$435.60

Actual financial outlay by company

Various Funding Schemes

1Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy

  • Singaporeans aged 40 and above may enjoy subsidies up to 90% of the course fees.


2
Workfare Training Support (WTS)

  • Singaporeans aged 35 and above (13 years and above for Persons With Disabilities) and earn not more than $2,000 per month, may enjoy subsidies up to 95% of the course fees.


3
Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS)

  • SME-sponsored employees (Singaporean Citizens and PRs) may enjoy subsidies up to 90% of the course fees. For more details, click on Enhanced Training Support for SMEs.


Course attendee is eligible for only one funding scheme.

#For company-sponsored participants, companies would need to pay upfront 30% of the course fee to NUS-ISS and submit a training grant application for the remaining eligible subsidies, and subsequently a claim in Skillsconnect. For details, please refer to Skillsconnect guide 4.1 & 5.1.

This course is aligned to the National Infocomm Competency Framework (NICF) and accredited by SSG. Absentee payroll and up to 70% SSG funding of the course fee is available for eligible participants (Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents). Absentee payroll subsidy is available for eligible companies and companies on a short work week system will receive the absentee payroll subsidy based on their employees' current income. Please visit www.ssg.gov.sg for full details.

Certificate of Completion

The ISS Certificate of Completion will be issued to participants who have attended at least 75% of the course.

WSQ Assessment

  • Broad Schedule of Assessment: Workshops conducted throughout the course with course workbook submitted at the end for assessment
  • Passing Criteria: Achieve above 50% for quizzes and achieve objective in the workshops
  • Assessment Method: Workshops, open-book quiz

Upon passing the assessment, Statement of Attainment (SOAs) will be issued to certify that the participant has passed the following Competency Units:

  • IT-BD-402S-1 Establish and track the organisation's market position
  • IT-BD-403S-1 Identify new areas for growth

Participants may need to attend additional coaching sessions and re-assessments if they do not pass the required competency units. ISS reserves the right not to disclose any information on the course assessment process.

Exam

Course participants are given a one-time free registration to take up Blackblot Product Management Professional™ (BPMP) certification tests. They will be tested on the Blackblot PMTK Methodology™ which in turn helps their companies to achieve better consistency in the internal application of the product management discipline. Certification also allows individuals to differentiate themselves, validate skills, and gain professional acknowledgement in support of their career. 

Candidates should note the following certification requirements and format:

  1. The BPMP™ certification consists of three tests:
    • “BPMP in Product Management” core test (US$100)
    • “BPMP in Product Planning” advanced test (US$150)
    • “BPMP in Product Marketing” advanced test (US$150)

  2. Format: The test is an open-book, computer-based, multiple-choice, time-constrained format and delivered online via a web browser.
    • Duration: Sixty (60) minutes
    • Questions: Sixty (60) questions
    • Passing Grade: Seventy five percent (75%)
    • Grade Type: Pass/Fail
    • Test Type: Multiple-Choice, open-Book
    • Test Results: Provided immediately on screen and email message, following completion of test

  3. All participants are given a one-time free registration to take the above three BPMP™ tests. Two attempts to pass any BPMP™ test are granted per each registration. Should a participant fail any test twice and intends to re-take it, the above corresponding exam fee indicated above applies. Please visit www.blackblot.com for more information.

NUS-ISS Course Registration Terms and Conditions

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NUS-ISS and Learner’s Commitment and Responsibilities

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WIFI Access

WIFI access will be made available. User ID and password will be provided in the participant’s kit.

Venue

Institute of Systems Science, NUS
25 Heng Mui Keng Terrace
Singapore 119615 

Click here for directions to NUS-ISS.

In the event of a change of venue, participants are advised to refer to the acceptance email sent one week prior to the commencement date.

Course Confirmation

All classes are subject to confirmation and ISS will send an acceptance email to participants one week prior to the commencement date. Confirmed registrants are to attend and complete all lectures, class exercises, workshops and assessments (where applicable). Additionally, all responses to feedbacks and surveys conducted by ISS and its partners must be submitted. All training and assessments will be delivered as described in the course webpage.

General Enquiry

Please feel free to write to isstraining@nus.edu.sg or call 6516 2093 if you have any enquiry or feedback.

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