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Hi Sasha.. thanks for the AMA. I have a couple of questions:
- Do you have any advice for engineers who are looking to transition into a PM role?
- What are some of your favourite books or resources related to Product Management?
In my career, I transitioned through first doing other customer-facing roles, like consulting and technical sales. Look into gaining skills at communicating with customers, and communicating across teams in your organization.
- I really like the book "Platform Revolution". It is not about product management in a traditional sense, but it gives insight into why some products are becoming highly successful in this new connected era.
- "The Customer-Driven Playbook" is a book about the hypothesis progression framework and converting customer feedback into product success. It emphasizes the importance of collecting customer feedback, instead of just trusting your own assumptions.