Need advice/help/suggestions breaking in to Prod Mgt
S/W Engg >10 years, recently moved to a senior program manager role at Microsoft, Weekend MBA from a top B school.
PM exp @ microsoft helped me get some valuable skills, which I would have never obtained being in engg. But as i'm researching, I increasingly realize that tech companies like FAANG & other unicorns(Uber, AirBnb, etc.) expect a different skill set to be considered for a PM role (end-end ownership including customer research, product strategy/roadmap, product design, shipping customer facing end product, go-to-market, etc.), which i currently lack
I appreciate any advice and if possible mentoring from folks who've gone this path, specifically:
1. Is that gap a dealbreaker ? if so how i can close that gap
2. Any tips on how I approach on LinkedIn or otherwise wrt open PM positions i come across
3. Tips on preparation, online or otherwise