Evolution of Software Product Manager
Modern product managers need to maintain a balance between, focusing on the technical details of software product development and keep a watchful eye on the product’s larger, strategic objectives. Hence, software product managers are being majorly hired by enterprises from experience talent pool that have evolved after stints in technical roles such as design engineers, or software engineers and have relevant skills and experience in understanding product technicalities and objectives.
In addition to advanced technical skills, software engineers and IT program managers that are progressing towards product management career need to reskill themselves with relevant product management skills. Universities and online learning platforms like Coursera, EdX are offering various courses and certifications like Certified Scrum Product Owner, Design thinking, R Programming, Data in SQL among others to help the software engineers reskill towards product management.