DIT Students Product Management Skills Awarded Gold Medal for Excellence

Gold Medal for Excellence Awarded to DIT Product Management Students

Jul 17th, 2018

Laura Mellett, gold medalist Post Graduate Diploma in Product Management, Tracey Donnery, Executive Director Skillnet Ireland and Liz Thomas, Head of Operations Technology Ireland Software Skillnet.


ProductCamp Dublin was established in conjunction with the Technology Ireland Software Skillnet five years ago and is a collaborative, user-organised ‘un-conference’ focused on product management skills and marketing topics. Every year it brings together the technology and Product Management communities in Ireland.

At this year’s ProductCamp Dublin, Laura Mellett who joined the programme in 2017 as Product Owner at Xanadu Consultancy and Gavin Whyte (Programme Manager, CXP/Azure Microsoft) were awarded gold medals for student excellence for the Post Graduate Diploma in Product Management, and John Doyle (Cubic Telecom) was awarded the gold medal for the MSC in Product Management.


The Product Management Programmes

These DIT-accredited, multi award-winning qualifications were developed in conjunction with industry and Technology Ireland Software Skillnet through the Skillnet Ireland Future Skills Programme in 2013 and provide advanced education and certification for product managers while contributing to business performance in a real-time, practical way.

Laura states, “The programme enabled me to uplift my existing knowledge and skills and build on experience already gained as a Product Owner. It brought real value to the organisation in driving forward our product strategy and processes”.

The programme was designed based on a strategic need for product management skills in the sector. The content draws on the expertise of leading academics, international experts, recognised industry practitioners and the latest research to deliver a unique learning opportunity for technology companies.  There are now 128 qualified executives in the sector with this Post Graduate Diploma or MSc qualification, including graduates are from a wide range of technology companies including SAP, Ding and Realex Payments. The programme is designed to help companies and Product Managers develop key capabilities in this area, as part of a suite of programmes aimed at developing the professional career pathways of Product Managers. This first ever Masters in Product Management has already produced 42 MSc graduates into the sector.

Dr Claire McBride Programme Director MSc in Product Management at DIT said, “this highly successful initiative with the Technology Ireland Software Skillnet has seen over 100 companies in the technology sector enhance their product management capabilities”.


The Postgraduate Diploma and MSc In Product Management

To find out more about the Postgraduate Diploma and MSc In Product Management visit www.softwareskillnet.ie.


Technology Ireland Software Skillnet is co-funded by Skillnet Ireland and member companies. Skillnet Ireland is funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills.

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