How to get into Product Management/Owner Role from direct a Software Engineer position?

Salesforce / Eng
dhinkchika

Salesforce Eng

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Software Engineer in Bay Area
dhinkchikamore
Jul 9 8 Comments

I love the way product owners work to define a roadmap and work their way to make the team build a new feature/product. Im just a new hire software engineer at Salesforce and I want to know how to work towards becoming a Product Owner.

I do not intend to work for 7-10years more as a software developer to just move to the product owner position. Is there some MBA or Product Management course which can help me in the process?

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    • Akamai Technologies Libtard
      Is this doable at Opentable?
      Jul 9
  • New Sdcdq4
    Jul 9 0
  • Microsoft antartica
    Product school, you tube videos can help learn basics. Start with book like "cracking the PM interview" to get more detail understanding into what PM does across the industry. Then work closely with a PM in your org and find a mentor outside your org.let your manager know in your 1:1 (after some time) and keep an eye for a PM role within the org or company. Internal moves are recommended in general as they are easier.

    Be ready to take a pay cut as you move from SDE to PM, but sounds like the PM is more fun for you and so, u would do well as a good PM than an average SDE.

    Good luck!
    Jul 9 3
    • Akamai Technologies Libtard
      Is this do able in MS bay area?( i.e have engineers moved to PM)
      Jul 9
    • Microsoft antartica
      Bay area does not have as many PMs, however it is possible of there are recs open
      Jul 9
    • Salesforce / Eng
      dhinkchika

      Salesforce Eng

      BIO
      Software Engineer in Bay Area
      dhinkchikamore
      OP
      Wow thats a great answer. Thanks for the resources. Infact, I was looking at one of the youtube videos on product manager basics that triggered me to ask this question and now that I check...it is from Product School👌🏼
      Jul 9
  • Nike / Consultant BCDC
    Don’t forget about pursuing PO certification; SF should be able to pay for that for you?
    Jul 20 1
    • Salesforce / Eng
      dhinkchika

      Salesforce Eng

      BIO
      Software Engineer in Bay Area
      dhinkchikamore
      OP
      Which PO Certification are you referring to? The Scrum alliance one or the Scrum.org one
      Jul 20

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