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Hey. I’m a Data Scientist and I’ve been thinking about transitioning to Product roles. What’s a good starting point? How good are the PM courses from product school, Cornell, google. Any recommendations?

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My take is that the easiest way to move to PM is internally if your company has PM roles, followed by joining a startup. I did the latter and didn’t need any specific courses, just read books and blogs plus worked on a no-code side project to put it into practice. I know some folks might advocate for courses, but I personally didn’t see a need for them (or certifications).

Keep in mind PM roles have a high variability and folks go into them in a myriad of different ways, this is just what worked for me. Keen to see what everyone else might have to share.

Btw here’s what I read, off the top of my head:
Will Lawrence’s Product Life newsletter
Sprint by Jake Knapp
Disciplined Entrepreneurship
Strategyzer books (Business Model Design, Value Proposition Design, Testing Business Ideas)
Cracking the PM Interview
Other stuff (Bring The Donuts, Lenny’s newsletter, Shreyas Doshi’s Twitter threads)

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