I’m often asked about how people transition into product management. Few people seem to plan to be a product manager; they mos often stumble into it. And you almost always know very quickly whether you’ve made a good choice or a bad choice. While product management isn’t for everybody, it can be a great job, particularly if you’re being the business leader instead of the clean-up crew.
Jeff Lash at Ask A Good Product Manager recently asked me to reply to an inquiry about moving from sales engineer to product manager. It’s a fairly common path into product management. Read my response here.
If you’re interested in product management but don’t really know exactly what it is, read my free ebook, The Strategic Role of Product Management.