Jul 17, 2022
In Sports Forum
After reading the evolution of the product manager, it is not difficult to understand why the PM's work needs to span three areas: business, engineering, and design. You can change from UX to PM, engineer (Engineer) to PM, or from Sales (Business) to PM, but you must have a sufficient understanding of these three fields, and one is indispensable, because PM is the link between these three core of the field. In other words, the easier company banner design way to change jobs is to start from the field you are good at. If you have an engineering background, look for highly technical products (eg unmanned vehicles, or B2B AI robotics software), and business backgrounds can be from Companies that are not highly technical, but focus on optimizing strategic indicators. Each company also has a different style. For example, Amazon employs many PMs with business MBA backgrounds, while Google prefers PMs with engineering backgrounds. After interviewing a number of technology company PMs, Mckinsey classified the following three types of product managers: Technologies, Generalist, and Business-oriented. Although this article was published in 2017, it still seems to have certain reference value today. Next, I will analyze the experience of myself and my surrounding friends, what are the advantages and disadvantages of switching from technical and business backgrounds to PM, and what should be done specifically.