Your route to a product role won't be a straight one

Your route to a product role won't be a straight one

When we start our journeys we always imagine them as being a straight line from A to B, but in reality, there are many twists and turns along the way. The good news is that all these twists and turns contribute to your journey and to the you that you become, so don't stress about it and embrace it.

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How to keep yourself visible when you’re working remotely

How to keep yourself visible when you’re working remotely

Working away from the office has become the default for many people and as a result, we’ve need to question how we need to change how we act in order to stay visible with our teams and our leaders. How do people know that I’m working? How do I know when opportunities are around the corner? Is it possible to actually work my way up when I’m not around others day-to-day?

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How to transition from Software Developer to Product Manager

How to transition from Software Developer to Product Manager

The transition from Software Engineer to Product Manager represented 10% of all transitions into product, the third highest career path into product management roles. What skills are easily transferable to a product role and how can software engineers maximize their opportunities?

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How to transition from Project Manager to Product Manager

How to transition from Project Manager to Product Manager

In their 2019 trends survey, the Product Management Festival found the range of different roles that product managers were in BEFORE they started in product management.   The transition from Project Manager to Product Manager was the most frequently followed career path. I’m one of the ones who had been a project manager in a previous life, and there are numerous skills that are directly transferrable.

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How to transition from UX Designer to Product Manager

How to transition from UX Designer to Product Manager

In their 2019 trends survey, the Product Management Festival found that the transition from UX Designer to Product Manager represented nearly 2% of all transitions into product.  How can designers maximize their skills, focus on their skills gaps and get their dream product job?

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How to transition from Marketing to Product Management

How to transition from Marketing to Product Management

In the Product Management Festival study on product trends, the transition from Marketing to Product Management was one taken by 6% of all those in product management roles.  How can marketing professionals maximise their skills, focus on skills gaps, and get their dream job?

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Is it better to be a specialist or a generalist?

Is it better to be a specialist or a generalist?

In a world where you move around many jobs, and look to shape your own careers, its an interesting question to ask yourself whether you want to be a specialist or a generalist. Should you know a lot about one particular thing, or a little about a range of things?

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How to fill a skills gap for your career progression

How to fill a skills gap for your career progression

There are a lot of skills that over time a product person will need to master, but if you're starting out on your journey then it's OK to accept that you haven't got them all covered just yet.  However, you need to start thinking about how you might be able to improve your skills and become a more rounded PM.

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Is product management operational or strategic?

Is product management operational or strategic?

When it comes to product roles there is often a lot of debate as to what the roles mean and the responsibilities they have.  The ‘profession’ is developing and as such the roles are too and that means a product role in one organisation might be operational, whilst in another it is strategic.  

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How to get the product experience you need

How to get the product experience you need

When we want to start a new career, one of the biggest challenges we face is being able to convince someone to give us a chance when we don't have experience in the role.

It's a tough one, but there are some steps we can take to try and get the experience we need and put us ahead of the competition.

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