Transition to a Product Role with ZERO experience — Part 1

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Start with a conversation

Business Management — Pinterest

A good Product Manager must be experiened in atleast one, passionate about all three, and conversant with practitioners in all — Martin Eriksson, Co-founder at Mind the Product

  • Solving business-critical problems that move the needle 🕛
  • Defining Product Strategy 😎
  • Driving business growth 📈
  • Engaging with customer and partners 🤼
  • Collaborating with a variety of people dev, biz, ops you name it 😀
  • Reviewing metrics 🔢
  • Leading a team (through influence, not authority) 👀
  • Planing and maintaining the product roadmap 🌱
  • Researching market and competition 💹
  • Being organized, detail-oriented, and prepared 🧭

There are core competencies that every PM must have — many of which can start in the classroom — but most are developed with experience, good role models, and mentoring.

Quick wins and reading some books

Product Management Books
  • Crossing the Chasm — Geoffrey Moore
  • The Mom Test — Rob Fitzpatrick
  • The Lean Startup — Eric Ries
  • Zero to One — Peter Thiel

Don’t be afraid

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I am a product enthusiast working as a Product Manager. I have a brain of an engineer, the heart of a designer, and the speech of a diplomat.

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I am a product enthusiast working as a Product Manager. I have a brain of an engineer, the heart of a designer, and the speech of a diplomat.

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