Traditionally, there has been no single route into product management. There are courses out there that teach the essential skills for product management but even with a basic understanding of product management techniques, there's a lot of learning on the job to do. And other than acquiring the skills to solve the challenge that's in front of you today, it's difficult to know where to focus your development efforts if you want to grow your capabilities as a product manager. So, what skills do you need to be an effective product manager? That's what we'll explore in this article.
At The Product Refinery we're lucky to work with talented and motivated product people at all levels of their product careers, coaching them on a variety of topics and through a wide range of challenges. Many clients come to us to progress their product management career and a common sticking point they often come across is in bridging the gap to secure their first product leadership role. And that's the topic for this article – how to make the jump and become a leader in product management.
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