By Aravind K Sastry – Senior Product Manager at Indusface
Explore Aravind’s journey of transformation with IPL’s Product Management Certification Program. Aravind K Sastry is a seasoned software product manager with 10 years of experience and one year of experience in running a startup. Seeking to make a greater impact on the world through building exceptional products, he realized the need to learn the best practices of product management. Further, he also spoke about his frustration of not being able to land a product management role despite his credentials. That’s when IPL stepped in which changed everything for him, it not only honed his skills but also provided invaluable support in landing his dream job as a lead product manager in a reputed product company.
Aravind‘s frustration of not being able to land a product management role despite his credentials is a common challenge faced by many aspiring product managers. Looking forward to making a greater impact on the world through building exceptional products, he wanted to learn the best practices of product management. He initially thought of learning these skills by working with larger groups of people in a more corporate or professional environment. Despite an MBA and startup experience, he faced challenges in securing a product management role. However, hope was rekindled when he stumbled upon IPL’s Product Management Certification Program, offering flexible learning and the freedom to explore global opportunities.
Once enrolled in the Product Management Program offered by IPL, Aravind discovered the freedom to learn at his own pace, which empowered him to balance professional and personal commitments. This flexible learning opened doors to global opportunities, further offering him wonderful ways to explore new business and product ideas and apply product management best practices from a variety of perspectives.
Running a startup had its share of challenges, and Aravind candidly discusses the mistakes he made in the process. The most important aspect of the program was that it not only taught him to evaluate new business and product ideas but also provided valuable insights into the mistakes made and to be avoided while running a startup. Learning from failures and how to fuel them for professional growth plays a vital role in product management success.
With newfound knowledge and a refined skill set, Aravind successfully landed as a lead product manager role in a respected product company. He further also emphasized the pivotal role played by IPL’s talentathons in his transformative journey, which enhanced his professional profile. It facilitated a deeper understanding of his own capabilities and potential as it provided him with a unique opportunity to showcase his skills and abilities to recruiters, while also receiving invaluable feedback from them. Hence bridging the gap between employers and job seekers, which tends to be the real-world impact of the IPL’s Product Management Certification Program.
Aravind further reflected on the essence of product management. It’s not just about titles and positions; it’s more about breaking boundaries, understanding the core of problems, and fostering growth. Hence aspiring product managers must embrace a visionary approach and stay dedicated to the product’s true purpose. He strongly recommended IPL to anyone trying to build a career in product management.
Unlock your true potential, embrace flexible learning, transform your career, and be a visionary product leader just like Aravind by enrolling in any of the product management courses offered by the Institute of Product Leadership.
Aravind K Sastry – Senior Product Manager at Indusface
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