Product Hall review as a product management bootcamp

Hi, I’m Sam! I have been a product manager for years. Now I work as an industry mentor for the product, strategy, and operations track at Pathrise. I help people land their dream job through workshops and 1-on-1 mentoring. Check out my review of Product Hall.

What does Product Hall do?

Product Hall is a new online bootcamp that helps people launch careers as product managers. Their courses are flexible and self-paced. In addition, they include lots of hands-on project work and mentoring.

Their flagship product course lasts about 10 weeks with 60+ hours of content. Students participate in live interactive classes, hands-on projects that they can add to their portfolios, and speaking events from product managers at companies like Facebook, Disney, and Shopify. Plus, all lessons are recorded so students can catch up and review any material they missed.

The program includes 1-on-1 mentoring with the course’s lead instructor and creator, Quadri Oshibotu, who has 7+ years of product management experience and has led product management courses at the popular General Assembly bootcamp. Moreover, students get 1-on-1 mentoring both during and after the course, plus certificates and lifetime access to the alumni community.

The course teaches all the technical and professional skills students will need to become a product manager. For example the curriculum covers the product life cycle, customer development strategies, strategic thinking skills, product design, MVP creation, product delivery, basic software tools, and Agile methodologies. In the same vein, students work hands-on with popular product management tools and software. Then, they build their own products to present to their cohort in the final week of the course. 

Finally, all students get job search support as well. The 9th week of the courses focuses on job search skills, teaching students how to find great product management job listings, write resumes, craft cover letters, build their personal brand, and ace PM job interviews. Further, graduates continue to get 1-on-1 support after graduation until they land a job.

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Who is Product Hall for?

Product Hall is designed for people with little to no PM experience, current product managers, business managers, executive leaders, and even entrepreneurs. In addition, the program is especially helpful for people with full-time jobs who are seeking a flexible course. Finally, people looking for a small, hands-on program with lots of mentoring can benefit from the program.

What does Product Hall cost? How much work is involved?

The flagship 10-week product management course costs $2,250 with flexible payment plans available. Their self-paced course only requires 1 live online 3 hour class per week, plus weekly assignments, readings, and community discussions. 

While applicants are required to fill out a brief online form, there is no formal interview or placement test. Moreover, the program is very new, so applicants should be prepared for a more informal and personalized application process. While candidates should have a positive attitude and a passion to learn product management, no tech experience is required.

Ratings and reviews

As a very new program, Product Hall does not have many reviews. However, the course’s supplementary product management book has 2,000+ downloads and a 4.5/5 star rating. The book was also among Product Hunt’s top 5 products of the day. 

Product Hall’s November 2020 launch was featured in Course Report’s bootcamp news podcast. Similarly, the program also hosts positive reviews and student testimonials on their site.

Alternatives to Product Hall   

If you decide not to enroll in Product Hall, there are a number of other resources and bootcamps to help you land a job as a product manager. 

  • Before creating Product Hall, Quadri Oshibotu taught at General Assembly. This popular bootcamp offers full-time, part-time, and 1-day courses on a variety of topics like product management, UX/UI design, data science, software engineering, digital marketing, and more. Students in the PM track learn the fundamentals of product management and the product life cycle, working hands-on with real tools they’ll use on the job. Read more about General Assembly in our review.
  • The Menon Labs fellowship helps people learn the skills to become web developers, data scientists, and product managers.
  • The product management bootcamp Product School teaches full-time and part-time courses with weekly mentoring and career support. Like Product Hall, students graduate with official product management certificates they can show employers.
  • Another popular product management community is Mind the Product, which has 150,000+ members. Moreover, they offer workshops, memberships, and networking for aspiring product managers. In addition, their virtual program offers lifetime access to their alumni community, just like Product Hall.
  • The product management associations Product Gym and Product Talk Academy offer training, extensive job support, and networking opportunities for aspiring product managers. Classes are flexible with remote options.
  • Similarly, Blackblot and Product Innovation Educators have PM courses for beginners and more advanced folk.
  • People seeking a more advanced curriculum can check out Product Faculty, a part-time online product management bootcamp. In fact, their program is designed as a career accelerator for product managers with 1-3 years of experience.
  • The popular bootcamps BrainStation and allWomen Academy offer product management courses as well as other topics.
  • Women, GNC people, and trans people can check out CodeOp, which has courses in web dev, data, and product management.
  • You can also check out Bubble no-code bootcamps to learn how to make products without coding. Learn more about Bubble in our review.
More alternatives
  • Students can also check out Thinkful, which has a 6 month online, part-time course in product management. Like Product Hall, students build PM projects and can work 1-on-1 with mentors.
  • Aspiring product managers can also look into Product Academia, which has full-time and part-time PM courses with remote options. They focus on helping women launch new careers as product managers. In addition, graduates get official product management certificates they can add to the resumes and Linkedin profiles.
  • Similarly, consider One Week PM, which was created by Product Manager HQ. In both programs, students learn product management fundamentals and network with aspiring and current PMs.
  • You can also consider Linky Product, which has self-paced courses and a bootcamp. Beginners can also check out Dorm, which helps people get into startups.
  • Another online bootcamp is GrowthX Academy, which has courses in product management, UX design, growth marketing, sales, and business development. Like Product Hall, their 8-week course is flexible, virtual, and includes 1-on-1 mentoring opportunities.
  • For students seeking product management courses and mentoring on a budget, Udacity can be a good option. They offer self-paced courses on product strategy, design, and launch. Plus, students in their nanodegree program build polished projects for their portfolios and work closely with mentors. Learn more about Udacity in our review.
  • Students seeking university courses on a budget can check out Coursera. Their platform hosts free and paid product management courses taught by professors at accredited universities. Further, their online courses feature recorded lectures, hands-on assignments, and community discussion forums.
  • Similarly, edX hosts 3,000+ courses from top universities like Harvard and MIT, plus big tech companies like Microsoft. Students can choose to learn the fundamentals or dive deeper into specific topics, like Agile systems for product management. Find out if edX is right for you in our review

How does Product Hall compare to Pathrise?

Product Hall’s new bootcamp is designed to help people land a product management job and get their PM career off the ground. While the course covers both beginner and intermediate product management skills, most students start with no experience. On the other hand, job-seekers in the Pathrise program should already have some background in their chosen field so they can get the most out of our technical interview training. 

Pathrise is a career accelerator that has helped 1,000+ people land their dream job. To do this, fellows work 1-on-1 with experienced mentors on all phases of the job search, including resume and LinkedIn optimization, portfolio building, technical and behavioral interview skills, and much more. In addition, the curriculum is tailored to the needs of each fellow

Our program is flexible. For example, there are only 4 hours of group sessions per week and fellows can schedule 1-on-1 sessions as needed. The Pathrise income share agreement (ISA) means that fellows don’t pay anything until they land a job they love and start working. We never require any deposits or upfront payments.

Pathrise optimizes the job search through 1-on-1 mentoring and technical training. Fellows in our program can see their interview scores double and their application responses triple, landing jobs in just 3-5 months on average. If you want to work with any of our mentors to land your dream job faster, join Pathrise. 

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