Climbing the career ladder in product to a strategy role is a common goal that many product managers work towards. In this weeks’ Sunday Rewind, we look back to when product leader, Becky Yelland, provided some advice on this, based on her move from product management into product strategy.
Becky explains that as a ‘doer’ she knew she would struggle to let go of the day-to-day product owner tasks when moving into a more strategic role. However, she explains that “In the end, this transition happened organically as, initially I still had to be a product owner, as well as manage the team. This was because there were not enough product managers to cover the product suite,”
She says “I truly believe that to ‘do’ and ‘manage’ is the nirvana of a product manager, as you get to continue to develop the skillset you’ve nurtured, whilst also getting to be a part of the management team. If you’re are really lucky, you even get to define the overall business strategy, as well as the product strategy.
Read Moving from Product Management into Product Strategy in full today and read other episodes in our Sunday Rewind series.