“It brought individual PM stories to life with context and depth that is difficult to get to in a typical coffee chat. It highlights the many paths to this multi-dimensional role and provides an overview of what it takes to be successful.”
How to Product aims to simulate the experience of sitting across Product Managers to learn about the variety of challenges they faced and the crucial steps they took that led to their current roles. It draws out important themes from the interviews and presents similar ideas to those looking to transition into a product role.
Using your strengths to form a strategy to help overcome challenges while looking for product opportunities.
Breaking down how to get into Product by sharing three detailed stories for each individual's path described.
Understanding the common traits found in all Product Managers and the different ways they exist in tech companies.
Research insights that share typical activities, emotions and observations of those trying to get into Product.
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Insights on the consideration, decision and preparation of those who are working through the challenges of getting a product management job in tech.
Reintroducing the title of a Product Manager by breaking it down into the critical components that define the role. Describing the Why, What, How, When of product management and how it applies in the technology industry.
The book talks about five ways to become a Product Manager and shares 15 from present-day PMs on their entire journey into Product; Build your own start-up, venture or business
Join a start-up, the smaller the better
Leverage your domain knowledge
Join a company with the intention to transition
Transition internally within your current company
This chapter highlights essential skills Product Managers use to solve problems and shares ten additional stories on how individuals were able to use an important skill they had to get them into Product.
Showcasing the different ways individuals learnt about product management, acquired the skills necessary to succeed in the role and how they approached job searching to get into their first product role.
“A go-to resource for those looking to get into product management”