Applied Product Management
Length: 12 weeks
On-Campus Day* - Your course activity is done in-person Monday - Friday, before 6 PM.
On-Campus Evening/Weekend - Your course activity is done in person on weekdays from 6 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
Online Day* - Your course activity is done online Monday - Friday, before 6 PM.
Online Evening/Weekend - Your course activity is done online on weekdays from 6 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
Online Flexible Delivery - Your course activity is not scheduled and therefore you can determine when to do the coursework.
Blended Delivery - Both On-Campus and Online - Some of your coursework will be in-person, on-campus and some will be done online.
* There may be circumstances that require some day delivery of classes to be scheduled into the evenings.
Please note due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these delivery options may shift from term to term. Please consult your program for details on delivery options.
Estimated program length is based on the recommended course load per semester as outlined in the Courses tab.
Actual program length will vary based on the number of courses registered in and successfully completed per semester.
Learn more about program length on SAIT Credentials and the Academic Calendar.
This program meets the eligibility criteria for the Post-Graduation Work Permit program for international students as long as the student is enrolled in the on-campus delivery mode or completes more than 50% of the courses on campus (for the blended option).
International students attending all classes online will NOT be eligible for a Post-Graduate Work Permit. International students are responsible for maintaining their eligibility throughout their studies.
This program is available to international students, however, program availability may be limited. This program does not meet the eligibility criteria for the Post-Graduation Work Permit program.
Lead the way in product management through innovation and discovery. In this immersive program, you will use design thinking and learn how to work with a team to create products that solve real-world problems.
This unique 12-week part-time Applied Product Management Bootcamp program is designed to empower early to mid-career professionals to upskill or discover new career opportunities in an increasingly digital world. This program is perfect for individuals with a growth mindset looking to acquire skills in product discovery, vision and strategy, analytics, and leadership to build and launch innovative products.
Graduates of the program will come away with an understanding of how to use product management practices to be the bridge between the customer, business, and technology — becoming a product management leader.
We’ll also support you in building your network in business and product management to support your career growth. Join us and our experienced product management professionals as you evolve your skills to meet the growing demand for product managers in Alberta’s emerging technology-driven economy.
This 12-week program is delivered in partnership with Tacit Edge and you will learn:
- Product discovery techniques
- User research techniques
- UX testing
- Product prototyping
- Product management tools (Trello, Jira, Aha!)
- Agile scoping and estimating techniques
- Release planning
- Success measurement
- Product analytics
- Market gap and opportunity identification
- Product leadership skills
- Vision and strategy creation
- Group facilitation skills
- Stakeholder management
- Building empowered teams
- Presentation skills
- Communications for high-performing teams
- Agile mindset and methods
- Design thinking and user-experience design
From advice on courses and funding to one-on-one career support — get your questions answered here.
As with all DX Talent Hub programs, the Digital Transformation Bootcamp – Applied Product Management has been developed by working closely with industry and education partners. We are proud to deliver the program in partnership with Product Calgary and Tacit Edge.
Tacit Edge is a product consulting company founded by leaders with decades of experience working with the world’s biggest companies, such as Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Morgan Stanley, with on-the-ground, real-life experience building unicorn start-ups. Tacit Edge’s mission is to fuel the Alberta economy with empowered, innovative, and diverse product leaders that embody the entrepreneurial spirit. They do this through personalized training and coaching that helps individuals and teams become the leaders they were meant to be.
Tuition and funding
The Applied Product Management Bootcamp course fee is $3,750.
Funding may be available to SAIT alumni – please contact us to learn more about funding options.
This program is suited to applicants with certain skills and a growth mindset. Learn more on admission requirements.
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This program is best suited to applicants with the following skills and mindset:
- An early to mid-career worker with some work experience
- Digitally literate, comfortable with technology
- No coding experience required
- No technology industry experience required
- Proof of English proficiency
You are open to:
- Change and learning
- Curious and enjoy solving complex or simple problems
- Comfortable working cross-functionally, and presenting information to many teams
- Interested in technology and working with software developers
Delivery and support
This program is offered part-time on evenings and weekends — allowing you to continue your job search or learn while working.
Classes run Tuesday (evening), Thursday (evening), and Saturday (daytime).
This is a 12-week immersive, hands-on program.
- There will be about 4 – 6 hours per week of self-learning, combined with 9 hours of in-class theory and hands-on project work.
- We will work with you to help you understand your strengths and areas for growth.
- This program will be a combination of online instructor-led learning and self-directed learning.
- You will work on real industry projects and have exposure to a variety of experts working in applied product management.
Becoming a Product Management professional is an attainable goal. For those looking for work, our career services team provides support to help you find a job, interview and position yourself as a key team member. We’ll provide:
- Awareness of potential roles and opportunities after completing this program and additional skills needed to pursue other complementary/specialized roles.
- Strategies and tactics to search for and connect with relevant employment opportunities.
- Resume writing, interviewing, and personal branding.
- Creation of a personal portfolio of work demonstrating skills in program competencies.
- Networking through guest speakers, panel discussions, industry events and industry projects.
- Opportunities to connect with local organizations that have mature UX practices, along with local experts with experience in the field.
We’re here to help you from the start!
Our team of Talent and Career Specialists will work with you to find the right program and help you through the application process. To begin, connect with us and an advisor will contact you within the next business day.
Frequently asked questions
Here are some of the top questions we get about the Applied Product Management Bootcamp.
The 12-week Applied Product Management Bootcamp is an intensive program that requires 12 - 15 hours each week to complete both class time and assignments. You’re expected to virtually attend all classes, with limited exceptions. You can still work a full-time job while you're doing this, but we want you to be able to manage your time well.
No. The course material is digital, so there are no additional costs for textbooks. You will need a laptop or desktop computer (PC or Mac) with a camera so you can be present at online sessions.
Anything can be a product. Any solution, event or project that solves a problem is a product, which means you can apply this course to your current position, experience and goals. This course teaches you how to best manage all the components involved in a product's lifecycle — from concept to completion. You’ll learn the best practices to reduce risk, ideate solutions and create efficiencies as you manage a product.
Yes. As part of the program, you’ll take part in a demo event where you can connect with companies who are looking for new talent in product management. Our team constantly works with industry leaders to find opportunities for our students to find employment and internships.
To name a few examples, graduates of this bootcamp have been hired by companies including RBC, Getty Images and a wide range of startups such as Blackline Safety.
As with any career advancement, you will get out of it what you put into it. Take every opportunity to network and expand your portfolios.
We have a team of experienced talent and career specialists who are there to support you during this time of transition and growth. You can leverage as much or as little support as you need based on your goals. Some of the services you can access include one-on-one coaching, resume reviewing, networking tips, industry events and much more.
Students have worked with a variety of local and international companies for capstone projects including law firms, athletic associations, start-ups, mobile application developers and more.
If you’re a SAIT alumnus, one option to consider is the Level Up Alumni Awards where you can apply for $500 towards programs like this bootcamp. If you’re employed, you can explore funding opportunities through the Canada-Alberta Job Grant.