Updated: Dec 4, 2019
It's time for a career change, and even Cardi B agrees. Okurrrr?
Warning: It's not all fun and games (but some of it is!) so before you say #signmeup, here's the 411.
Not sure what it takes to become a PM? Julia Austin, lecturer at Harvard Business School, recommends thinking about these three things: core competencies, emotional intelligence, and company fit. See what else she has to say here.
Many PMs share their tips and advice, making us feel #blessed but they don't always tell you everything. PM Shaun Russell shares his journey into product management, including what he has learned along the way, because he knows you won't hear it from anyone else.
Want to dip your toes in before totally diving in? Check out this half-day Intro to Product Management course from General Assembly. Can't make the course but still want to study up? Educate yourself with this audio book for a "master class" on "how to discover and deliver technology products that your customers will love - and that will work for your business." Big thank you to lighthouse Insider and Product Manager, Jen (featured below!), for this rec.
Hold up. What even is a Product Manager?
"Product Managers sit in between business and engineering. We think about the problems our users are having, that our internal stakeholders are having. We think about the vision for what the product is supposed to be, and we take that and translate that into requirements and projects and plans that the engineers then take to build things." -Sabrina Scandar, Senior Product Manager at Skillshare & lighthouse Insider
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