Dear Product Owners / Managers using and working at Codecademy,
I’m looking for stories, advice and insights from anyone working as a Product Owner or Product Manager on how to succeed and get into the Role. My goal is to then aggregate, order and distill the advice I receive to create a roadmap on how to get into the role both for myself, and to share with the Codecademy Forums.
I’m graduating college with a business degree this summer. The main questions I’m wrestling with are:
- What are the best entry level positions to either get directly into the role, or to gain relevant experience for it?
- How deep should I develop my knowledge on the general technical concepts and specific programming languages and tools used by the dev team?
- What should I learn to better listen to, understand and uncover the needs of a product’s customers and stakeholders?
- What should I learn to better communicate between the different groups involved in the product development? (i.e. Developers, Executives and Customers / Stakeholders)
If you can share any insights or advice related to my questions, or if you can just share your experiences and general perspective on the role, please do! And to anyone who want’s to share a lot but doesn’t feel like writing, please DM me if you would prefer to have a quick chat via Video Call to share your experiences in with me in that way.
Thanks in advance!