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Karthik Madhava's Key Learnings:
Unlocking Success through Our Product Management Program

Karthik Madhava Founder & VP, Business Development, Lavelle Networks

Discover the invaluable insights one could gain from the International Certification in Product Management (ICPM) with Karthik Madhava, Co-Founder and VP of Business Development at Lavelle Networks who shares his firsthand experience and highlights the transformative power of the ICPM Program. Learn how building a strong network can open unforeseen opportunities, connecting you to potential customers and supporters who believe in your vision. Explore the significance of having mentors who can provide guidance, make vital connections, and offer invaluable support on your entrepreneurial journey. Furthermore, also uncover the critical distinction between product management and sales, and understand how effective testing and iteration can propel your product to success. This blog shares the remarkable learnings of Karthik and the impact they had on his personal journey.

Key Takeaways:

  • Building a strong network is crucial in product management, as it opens up opportunities and connects you with potential customers and supporters.
  • Mentors play a significant role in personal growth and success, providing guidance, advice, and support in navigating the challenges of entrepreneurship.
  • Understanding the distinction between product management and sales is important, and testing and iteration are essential for refining and enhancing a product’s appeal.
  • The ICPM Program offered by IPL teaches the value of networking, the power of mentors, and the importance of effective testing and iteration.
  • Taking up the ICPM Program can provide invaluable insights and practical knowledge that can be applied to one’s career journey.
"I am glad that I took up the ICPM Program and could learn so much that I could apply in my career journey."
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    Building a Powerful Network

    In the world of product management, a robust network is the key to unlocking endless possibilities. Through the ICPM Program offered by IPL, Karthik Madhava discovered the immense value of building a strong network. He understood that networking not only helps one connect with potential customers but also exposes you to unique opportunities you may have never considered. Karthik further shares how his first customer came through his network, as someone who believed in his vision and was willing to give his product a try. Hence IPL actually taught him to always prioritize building and nurturing his network to foster growth, connections, and unforeseen collaborations in the realm of product management.

    The Power of Mentors

    Embarking on an entrepreneurial journey can be a daunting task, with numerous challenges and constraints to navigate. However, having the right mentors by your side can make all the difference. Karthik emphasizes the significance of mentors in his personal growth and success. Mentors provide invaluable advice, guidance, and support, helping you overcome obstacles and make vital connections. As an entrepreneur, he was constantly juggling multiple priorities and limited resources. It is during these times that the feedback and assistance from the experienced mentors of the Institute of Product Leadership became invaluable for him, enabling him to prioritize effectively and make informed decisions. Seek mentors who align with your vision and leverage their wisdom to propel your product management journey forward.

    Testing, Iteration, and Market Entry

    Understanding the nuances between product management and sales is crucial for success. Karthik shares that testing and iterating over your product is essential to reach the right customers. It is never too early or too late to bring your product to the market, as each iteration helps you refine and enhance its appeal. Further, he stated that the ICPM certification program emphasizes the importance of finding the optimal timing to launch, ensuring that you can quickly adapt and iterate based on customer feedback. By embracing this mindset, you can navigate the dynamic landscape of product management and enhance your chances of success.

    Embrace the opportunity to expand your horizons, forge meaningful connections, and master the art of effective testing and iteration. Step into the realm of product management armed with the invaluable insights provided by the ICPM, and unlock the door to success in this ever-evolving field with IPL. 

    About the Author

    Karthik Madhava Founder & VP, Business Development, Lavelle Networks

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