Does anyone recommend any specific resources for learning about / breaking into product management? How does PM compare to strategy and operations at a tech startup? TIA!

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I just transitioned from a content writing role into an APM role (I know my title doesn’t reflect it)!

There are plenty of PM books. Some of the classics are The Lean Startup, Inspired, Cracking the PM interview, Hooked (more for UX design of B2C products). There are tons of product podcasts on Spotify but I’ve been listening to Lenny’s Podcast recently. He usually discusses a combination of PM principles, best practices, and career growth with very experienced PMs. Books are great for going in depth into product principles, while podcasts are good for keeping up to date with the PM space.

I’ve not been in a strategy and ops role before but from my understanding, it’s much broader in scope compared to a PM role. You might be looking at broader strategic planning such as pricing. It also involves filling in the gaps in the ops side (i.e. tasks that don’t really fit the scope for anyone else’s role lmao). A strategy and ops role may contribute to the feature planning of a product, especially with respect to collaborations and projects, but a PM will have much more of a final say in that. They also aren’t as involved in working with the software teams compared to PMs.

Hope this helps!

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This is very helpful and insightful. Thank you!

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