Me PM? But why?
A product manager is one who understands the “why” knows the “what”
and facilitates the “how” of the product.
I am a product enthusiast trying to explore the field of product management. It’s been close to two years since I stepped into the IT world and have been working as a software developer in a Fintech product-based company since then.
Why do I want to transition?
Being at an early stage in my career I was still trying to figure out in which direction I want to shape my career. With time I realized that I didn’t want to restrict myself just to the development part but wanted to explore other components of product building as well.
How I stumbled onto product management?
I remember I was in my internship days when I first heard about this cool and fancy term “product management”. But it was just another profile for me until some six months back. I was randomly scrolling youtube when it recommended me a video by a product manager on the nuances of product management. That’s how I kind of stumbled on product management. It was then that I realized what being a product manager really is. It triggered a sense of interest in me and I started dwelling on it by watching more videos and reading articles on the subject. With time I started feeling that this thing really interests me and I should definitely give it a shot.
Why Product Management as a career?
> Know the “how” want to know the “why”
Being from a tech background I might be aware of the “how” part of the product i.e how we are building a feature in terms of the technology involved but I also want to know the “why” part of the product as in why we are building what we are building i.e what’s the motivation behind building it.
> To learn the ideology behind building a great product
I was always intrigued to know how successful products are built and what’s the process involved in building those. How successful ventures like Zomato, Swiggy, and CRED were build? What was the thought process behind building these?
> Building with customer empathy
I believe customer empathy is an important aspect of product management. I want to build and ship products that solve a real pain point and can provide great value to the user.
> To take a step forward in my journey of becoming an entrepreneur
Last but not least I believe that the skills and experience that I will be learning being in the shoes of a product manager will definitely help me pave the path for my entrepreneurial journey.
Thanks for reading. Your suggestions and feedback are always welcomed.
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