April, 2022

Hola Everyone,

We are excited to share our next edition of “The Pragmatic News”, our monthly newsletter!

You will find exciting insights into the latest activities, achievements, significant events, and new offerings in the past month. This will help you be abreast with all the initiatives taken by the PL team, which eventually impact your journey of transition with us.

We hope that this newsletter gives you a deeper insight into life at PL. For more information daily updates on PL and, follow us on Instagram @instagram.com/pragmaticleaders/

To help us make your journey with PL even more enriching and fruitful, we would request you to share with us your feedback and suggestions through the enclosed form:
Feedback Link: https://forms.gle/M4xdkBKzVdPZxnER7

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Message from Mr. Talvinder Singh

Founder and Principal Mentor

 

Building a career requires self-awareness, market awareness, and process awareness. Process of identifying the right growth levers, identifying the correct career positioning, building the right assets, networking with the right folks and finally landing the right offers. It is hard, irrespective of the pedigree you are from, especially with the fast-growing competition in product management (in the last three years, product management openings have grown by 10 folds); you need to figure out the best foot forward. It just gets more challenging if you are not from a top-tier college.

Find yourself a reliable mentor who can take you through the process, provide the correct info at the right time, and help you through the journey. Most other professional jobs, be it doctor, lawyer, CA, physicist, cricketer etc., have coaches, but for some reason, getting coached and getting mentored has not gained mainstream adoption in corporate roles. It has to change if you want to perform consistently and grow in your career.

Great mentors who follow our proven process of placing candidates in market-leading companies at incredible hikes form the critical pillar of what we do, right from day one. It requires a lot of effort to help a student crack a job, so finding a committed mentor is difficult; we make it easy by hiring the most experienced mentors to run the Pragmatic process of placing you.

Whether with us or by yourself, find yourself a mentor and get to the next career level. Appraisals are around the corner; best time to scale yourself.

 

Knowledge Corner

Product Requirement Document (PRD)
A PRD explains the use and value of a product or a feature. Objectives in PRDs elaborate on the user problem being solved and string it with your organization’s vision, goals, and initiatives.

Click the link below to download the sample PRD template.
https://writer.zoho.com/writer/open/p5z4vfd49c91aa5f541c5b82af073ecaac932

More links to read:

Monthly Case Study

Conversion Rate
The graph below (left) depicts our conversion rate for the bookings and conversion rate for customers in a particular city in a day (across all ride/car services built on top of our driver network). The graph on right depicts average number of bookings per driver in that city.

Booking conversion rate is the percentage of bookings that gets driver allocation on a given day. Customer conversion rate is the percentage of customers who tried booking a ride and got a driver allocation on a given day.

Graphic Pragmatic Leaders

Case Questions

  • What insights can you draw from the above graphs? How would you like to visualize it differently and with what additional information? What are the two most important insights and why?
  • Give your recommendations across ride product and allocation (conversion from customer making a booking and driver being selected) to
  1. Improve booking conversion rate (for the same customer conversion rate)
  2. Improve overall customer conversion rate
  •  Build a high-level roadmap for the ride product and allocation
  • How will you prioritize your ride product and allocation recommendations and why?
  • Pick up your highest priority task and create stories for development. Draw a quick mock using a pencil or a software  

Submission Instructions:

  • The information provided above is proprietary. Please do not circulate without permission
  • The submission should be in .pptx or .docx format with no more than 10 slides or five pages
  • Submission platform: Truemerit (Paste your responses in Case Challenges feed- https://truemerit.io/groups/case-challenges/?redirect=freecourse)
  • Feel free to use the internet and the Go-Jek app

Learning Support Developments

  1. Guest Talks
    Following are a few additional Guest sessions held in the last one month where we tried to bring you some amazing insights from the industry:

Interview Prep Session – B2B Product interview Questions
Speaker – Mr Sushil Patil – Product Manager IoT & Data Analytics Meeting Recording: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/6VQ2u6KrEj7SybYE-YwwZQbumId5TMALRRmZNGqKV-5doWuEG08g2nOisXXoE4jW.FPOrv-6T8vYHo6LG (Access Passcode: n&^8y=4Z)

Alumni Connect Session- Transition from Business and CX roles to Product
Speaker – Mr. Amar Daing – Senior Product Manager at OYO
Meeting Recording:
https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/6lr5WBuJh5117izzZYGEUA5i606LeerlWhgr69IsgM-9bq3NW7rBxo9WOv5yiAYD.PovnEGfnA3XlZhh1
(Access Passcode: T+6B#gB)
To re-visit the Guest sessions conducted in the last 1 year, please refer to the below link-
https://truemerit.io/groups/career-support/
Also, here is our YouTube play list:
https://www.youtube.com/c/PragmaticLeaders/videos

  1. Exclusive LIVE sessions with Talvinder, focussed on Tech and Tools used in Product management were scheduled in the month of March and April. Learners across all the cohorts attended these sessions and enhanced their learnings.
    You may view the session recordings as shared on the Career Support Group under the True Merit- https://truemerit.io/groups/career-support/


    Please do share your feedback on these exclusive sessions,  through the enclosed form link-
    https://forms.gle/aKbAU7cx2wBwJ8977

  1. 1:1 session with Industry Experts through True Hike- We are glad to share that these personalized guidance sessions are helping a lot of our learners to crack interviews and achieve their desired out comes.
    For those who are still thinking, may start using this service and Book Appointment through Truemerit under Book 1:1, a step-by-step guide of making the bookings is available under the Book 1:1 tab of Truemerit. In case you are facing any issues in booking the slots with mentors, please reach out to
    success@pragmaticleaders.io

Our Extraordinaire Bloggers:
We are happy to share the blogs written and published by some of our recent learners:

Katheeravan R

Cohort 27

Harshit Agrawal

Cohort 25

PL team and mentors have always given tremendous importance to blog/article writing. This will not only enhance your knowledge and thought process but most importantly serve as a sample of work esp. for the people who do not have prior experience in Product Management. Hence, with this newsletter we urge our learners to write blogs/articles on varied concepts of PM and related areas.

We would be happy to publish & share these articles in our newsletter and social media domain.

Placement Team Updates
1. Resume Short-listing is in process in companies like Park+
2. Our learners who got some amazing offers in last one month:
  • Gaurav Srivastav from EL cohort 2 has joined Mudrantar as Senior Product Manager
  • Sidharth Arugula from PGD cohort 22 has joined Tapclicks as Associate Product Manager
  • Bhagath from EL cohort 6 has joined Karbon Card-VP Product (Data Platforms)
  • Shantanu Sharma from PGD cohort 17 has joined Teleperformance as Product Manager

Amar Daing

Senior Product Manager 

With 88% Salary Hike

My conversations with Talvinder convinced me to join the Pragmatic Leader’s Executive Leadership Program in Product Management. Talvinder truly understood the junction I was standing at, professionally and in personal life. Now, after getting placed in OYO with 88 percent hike in my salary, I consider my decision to join Pragmatic Leaders’ course as a correct one.

3. Pre-Placement Talk with Cogoport

 

Senior professionals from Cogoport presented the mission statement and the organizational goals. They discussed the job descriptions against the vacancies & highlighted the company expectations from the future employees in Product role. A detailed discussion on the JD along with the company expectations would was shared with learners, interactions on company benefits, compensation etc were also done during the session. We are sharing the recording for your ready reference. In total, fifty (50) learners participated in the session and 24 resumes were shared with the company.
Meeting Recording: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/bKys9jJUtE_bMp00qKgfZ8_zJwgFxvS958gzGcXR8fQ5mAqUbp74ZtSe6CjMa8am.2B_3ZX24kX2HaPv1 
Access Passcode: c$?a6RgZ

4. The Perfect Fit in your Career

A separate Group is created on the LMS Truemerit for The Perfect Fit in your Career. To seek advice from the mentor Talvinder Singh on your Resume or Target List of companies, you may message him directly from this group.

Please join The Perfect Fit Course Group on TM using this link- https://truemerit.io/groups/the-perfect-fit/

Hope you enjoyed reading this newsletter as much as we did putting it together for you. Glad to be your career partner and looking forward to being a part of your success story soon!

If you have any questions or would like to suggest a topic to be included in the future editions of the newsletter, please do share your thoughts.

 

Kind regards,

The Pragmatic Leaders Team

 

 

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Flipped Classroom

 

Our learners learn by discussing and debating on real-world problems and are actively involved in the solution design process.

Conventional classroom

Sage on Stage

  • A teacher shares the knowledge via live presentations
  • Teachers are at the center of the learning and considered sage on stage
  • Knowledge transfer is one-way and the focus is on knowledge retention
  • Learners don’t get to discuss their ideas or opinions in the class
  • Hence, most learners are unable to apply these concepts in their everyday work life
  • Great for scenarios, where knowledge acquisition and retention is the only focus

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Guide on side

  • Learners are the center of the universe
  • Classes are meant for healthy discussions and debates on topics
  • Learners go through the material on their own provided by the mentors
  • Mentors work as guide on the side, with the learners
  • Learners develop skills on problem solving, critical thinking and self-learning – the 21st century skills that employers look for
  • Great for scenarios where application skills matter
  • 21st century skills require guide on the side. Simply acquiring knowledge is worthless now.

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