Moving to a Job in Product Management

Question: "I am a software developer with several years of experience and wish to get into product management. I wish to know how I can break into the product management profession. Please advise."

Answer: One of the very first things you will need to personally do is move from a purely product-oriented technical mindset into a market-oriented business mindset. In lieu of lengthy work experience as a product manager then formal product management training is imperative. The job market nowadays is highly competitive so obtaining a credible product management certification accreditation is considered by employers as a strong differentiator.

There are several certifications and training options related to product management which you may consider. For more information, please see the Blackblot resources web page.

Also, please see the Blackblot career web page. There you will find detailed information about the key elements of building a career in product management as well as sample templates (CV, Roles, Interview, etc').