If you’re checking out this page, then chances are you’re here to learn more about product management and learn how to break into a product role.

You might have had a few questions at the top of your mind such as:

  • How am I supposed to break into product management without any prior experience?
  • I come from a totally different / non-related industry; is it still possible to get any interviews or even land a product manager job?
  • I like my company, but I’m tired of my role, so how do I transition internally into a product role?
  • I somehow got a product role but I have no idea what I’m doing. How do I become a better product manager?

If any of the above questions / doubts resonate with you, have no fear! I was in a very similar place as you a few years ago when I was working in finance and wanted to transition into product management.

I spent months reading scattered resources all around the web and talking with countless PMs before I managed to land my first few interviews and eventually my first product management offer. After I transitioned into my product role, I got a ton of inbound cold e-mails asking about my transition and I realized that many people were going through a very similar process that I had to struggle through.

Before you get started, I would highly recommend you subscribe below to get a free copy of our 60-page PM Handbook as well as our mega-popular weekly newsletter featuring the latest top product articles.

Our free PM Handbook contains interviews with top product managers in the industry who share their valuable insider advice around breaking into product management as well as deconstruct what they do in their day-to-day functions.

Our free weekly newsletter is carefully curated by our entire team and contains the week’s best product reads (covering a variety of topics that help you become a better product manager) as well as product jobs. It’s read by thousands of passionate product people around the world from over 600+ companies including small startups to the world’s largest organizations like Google, Facebook, Amazon, Airbnb, Quora, Stripe, Linkedin, Pinterest, Twitter, Slack, etc…

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    Below are a few of our most popular articles to get you started. After checking them out, if you’re serious about breaking into product management or becoming a better PM, check out our One Week Product Manager course or our PM Slack community.

    About Product Management:

    1. What is a Product Manager?
    2. Day in the Life of a Product Manager
    3. Day in the Life of a B2B Product Manager
    4. Day in the Life of a Platform Product Manager
    5. Product Manager vs. Project Manager
    6. Product Manager vs. Product Marketing Manager
    7. Who does a Product Manager Work With?
    8. Do Product Managers Need a Technical Background?
    9. Should You be a Product Manager?

    Product Manager Recruiting:

    1. How to Get a Job as a Product Manager
    2. Product Managers Are Also Products
    3. The Ultimate Product Manager Resume Guide
    4. The Ultimate Associate Product Manager Guide
    5. How to Decide if You Need an MBA as a Product Manager

    Product Manager Interview:

    1. Product Manager Interview: Pre-Interview Research
    2. Product Manager Interview: The Product Design Question
    3. Product Manager Interview: The Favorite Product Question
    4. Product Manager Interview: Create a New Product
    5. Product Manager Interview: Prioritization Question
    6. Product Manager Interview: Create a Product Roadmap

    New Product Manager:

    1. So You’re a New Product Manager, Now What?
    2. Critical Skills to Develop as a New Product Manager in Your First 6 Months
    3. Top 5 Steps to Ramping Up As a New Product Manager
    4. 5 Tips for New Product Managers

    Product Manager Fundamentals:

    1. What is a Product Roadmap?
    2. Effective User Interviews
    3. What is the Waterfall Methodology?
    4. What is the Agile Methodology?
    5. What is a User Story?
    6. Agile Estimation: Sizing Stories
    7. What is a Wireframe?
    8. Sprint Best Practices
    9. Maintaining Healthy Backlogs
    10. Switching Costs
    11. Product Strategies for Switching Costs
    12. 6 Types of Products That PMs Manage
    13. Maintaining a Product After Launch
    14. Product Development Best Practices
    15. Testing Best Practices
    16. Retrospectives
    17. Task Management Best Practices
    18. How to Work with Stakeholders as a PM
    19. Stakeholder Empathy
    20. Crisis Management as a Product Manager
    21. Customer Support for a Day
    22. Shadowing Your Sales Team
    23. Partnering on Sales Calls
    24. Driving Sales Calls as a Product Manager
    25. When To Join Your Sales Team
    26. Product Review Meetings
    27. Product Leadership Best Practices

    Advanced Product Management:

    1. Why Process Matters for B2B Products
    2. Shipping Effective B2B Products
    3. Value Propositions for Product Managers
    4. Validating and Executing on Value Propositions
    5. Advanced Tactics for Value Propositions
    6. Objection Handling for Product Managers
    7. How to Succeed with Remote Development
    8. How to Sunset a Feature
    9. Maintaining Feature Parity Across Platforms
    10. Configuration vs. Customization
    11. Selecting New Technologies
    12. Implementing New Technologies
    13. Data-Driven vs. Data-Informed
    14. Internal Release Notes
    15. Effective Meetings for Product Managers

    Metrics and Data Analytics:

    1. Net Promoter Score
    2. Conversion Rate
    3. Retention Rate
    4. Bounce Rate
    5. Blended Metrics

    Product Manager Career:

    1. Product Manager Career Paths
    2. De-Risking Your Journey to Product Management
    3. Professional Development as a Product Manager
    4. Work-Life Balance as a Product Manager
    5. Product Mentorship

    Guest Posts:

    1. Are We Product Managers or Problem Managers?
    2. 19 Lessons I Learned During My First Year as a Product Manager
    3. How I Got Hooked on Product Management
    4. 30 Questions to Determine if the Product Manager Job is Right For You

    Interviews with Product Leaders:

    1. Product HQ Leaders