How Product People Continue to Learn

Greg Coticchia of Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University introduced the very first Master’s Degree to focus on Product Management. But before this happened, there really were no true academic programs focused exclusively on product management. Yet, the role of the product person continues to become even more important in growing tech companies. So, what can product people do to truly continue learning and mastering their craft? In this discussion, we discuss this with Greg Coticchia, Founding Executive Director of the Masters of Science in Product Management Program at Carnegie Mellon University.

Paul McAvinchey
Paul McAvinchey
paul@productcollective.com

For over 15 years, Paul has been building and collaborating on digital products with fast-growing startups and global brands, including AOL and WMS Gaming. Currently, he's a co-founder of Product Collective, a worldwide community of product people. Members collaborate on Slack, meet at INDUSTRY: The Product Conference, listen to Rocketship.fm, learn at Product Interviews and get a weekly brief that includes best practices in product management. In recent years he led business development at DXY, a leading product design firm in the Midwest, and product innovation at MedCity Media, a publishing startup acquired by Breaking Media in 2015.