Trying to transition into Product Management

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I don't have personal experience with either of the below but I've heard great things about: Product School: https://productschool.com/product-school-nt/?gclid=CjwKCAjwyo36BRAXEiwA24CwGaM_ec1OyNRotVUS1tNkEnGN7v2WA2uWqMNpiou0m5wCNR0Y00Sw8hoC2UQQAvD_BwEAlso exponent seems to be very helpful for PM interview practice: https://www.tryexponent.com/courses/pm
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Wow, thank you so much! This is really helpful :)
teresaman's profile thumbnail
Yes! A couple threads here:https://elpha.com/posts/1tks81vn/switching-into-a-more-tech-focused-role#k1dnlyy4https://elpha.com/posts/a5t69e4n/a-list-of-pm-resourceshttps://elpha.com/posts/y81l0n51/how-i-got-my-job-as-a-product-manager-at-heaphttps://elpha.com/posts/fczxc369/how-did-you-break-into-product-management#z8yo0mzfBut also, I think as you're navigating the transition, you may really benefit from having a mentor — and the platform I'd recommend for PM's early in their career is Merit which is entirely free! I've wrote about them here as well.
angelarodriguez's profile thumbnail
Thank you so much! I will check those out, especially finding a mentor as well.
tifmndza's profile thumbnail
Hi Angela, I found the Pragmatic Institute very helpful, though a bit of an investment. I would also read Inspired by Marty Cagan. I also recommend CSPO certification from Mountain Goat Software. Mike Cohn in particular is a great instructor. If you have any other questions, feel free to connect with me on Linkedin and we can set up a call. I transitioned from journalism to product management and would be happy to share my experience. Best of luck to you!
angelarodriguez's profile thumbnail
Hi Tiffany, I have heard about the CSPO certification as beneficial, I would love to connect with you on LinkedIn and chat more. I will send you an invite!
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I work in civic tech (government + tech!) as a sometimes product/program/project manager and would be happy to talk to you about the industry if you're interested. Feel free to message if you want to set up a time!
angelarodriguez's profile thumbnail
Hi Kim, I would love to connect with you, civic tech is one of the areas I am looking at with a social impact focus, and have read a lot about it. I will pm you!
eschauffer's profile thumbnail
Highly recommend looking into thezeit.io! It's a site to help career transitioners and they have a track on product management!
angelarodriguez's profile thumbnail
Hi Eliana, they are a great group! I have been in contact with Ambika, and have attended a few sessions, and will continue to do so! I really do enjoy the visualization they provide in helping to understand which skills are transferable.
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@janetboachie this thread 👍🏼
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Yesss thank you!!! 🙏🏿
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Honestly more important than any bootcamp is your ability to think and act like a product manager in real life. I see many PMs out of the bootcamp not showing this in interviews. The best way to get there is to manage a product in real life, and the product can be your life and everyone in your life as stakeholders. I am saying that as someone who never gone through a PM bootcamp or MBA yet got an offer for a PM role that required an MBA right after the interview. I am not against bootcamp either, but there are other ways. :) Good luck and believe in yourself!
angelarodriguez's profile thumbnail
Yes, completely agree, mindset and skills are important! Also, I love your analogy, such a great way of reframing experience. Thank you for the motivation Cindy!