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I am thinking of moving from tech consulting into a Technical Program Manager role in the tech industry. Anyone who has done this before? Any tips or lessons learnt?

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Yes. I’m a TPM at Amazon, I spent 6 years in consulting. A mix of actual hands on implementation (think tech lead and dev manager) and then time at MBB doing tech strategy.

You will likely NOT be able to swing the transition or pass the interviews if your strictly on the Strat side. And 98%+ of TPM in big tech is more involved implementation, so if you like “strategy” you need to stay in consulting or go to a non tech F500 company.

If your background is in implementation, skills will be semi transferable and it’s just understanding the deltas between consulting and the company.

I am quite happy right now, been here a few months, I x2 my salary from 1.5 years ago in consulting, and I’m working 50% of the hours I was, and the works higher impact then what I was doing at MBB.

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I moved from Accenture to a startup as a TPM. I leveraged my technical implementation skills plus AWS certifications. There are discord servers "TPMs Unite" that are focused on TPMs that might be of help

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M1 - Thank you!

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