In early-stage technology companies, the CEO/Founder is typically the first Product Manager—the first everything manager really—as they hustle to make their vision a reality. But as the company grows, the product evolves and challenges scaling the business inevitably arise, product management and hiring the right product people becomes a cornerstone to success.
Looking for a more formalized education in product management? Well Canada just got its first Masters Degree Program in Product.
"So how can I break into Product Management?" This is a question many have asked themselves before taking the leap and diving into the field. Only recently have there been degrees in Product and a clear path into the profession, leaving most to have either accidentally wandered down this career path or forged their way in.
It’s always natural to think about the future and where your career is headed. It is also common for individual contributors to map out their plans, goals, and ambitions for moving into a leadership role. If this sounds like you and you’re looking for practical advice to move from a Product Manager role into a leadership role, you’ve come to the place.