How to break into Product Management (WIP)

Build Something

  • Participate in a Hackathon / Weekathon, build and launch your own product, and build up your network.
  • If you have a non-tech background, write a proposal, find some friends in tech, and cooperate with them to build your own stuff.
  • If you have a tech background, you can either form a team or go solo, build your own app, and release it to the market.

Read Product Books

I always recommend reading books over articles or short videos since they provide you a better big picture and foundation of product management.

Start with the starter books here: A Library of the Best Product Management Books for Product Managers

Enroll in a course

There are not many quality courses out there, the best course in the market I can only recommend is Reforge

Find APM or Product Internship Role

Find a company or a startup, especially ones with Sr. Product Managers willing to help grow aspiring PMs.

Internal Transition

Ask your managers if they can assist you in trying out the PM role.

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