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I’m always in project management type roles but don’t have a technical background. I want to be more technical, can I learn any new software language or any hard skills without starting from zero?

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Are you looking for some sort of brain implant or osmosis?

If you don't have a background in it, learning something new kinda requires you to start from zero.

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you are a bad mentor and I will personally not like to have you as a coach or partner or manager. Had worked for worst of managers but they always encouraged on growth and skill set.

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don’t listen to SM1as he does not look like a great coach or mentor. Irony is we always ask for people to develop the skills and then come across an individual like this. Anyways - OP just becoz you are in PM role does not mean you can’t grow in tech skill. First of all figure out which technical route you wanna go as EY1 said. Then take courses from udemy or from some online source and do certification. This will take some time. After you are done - let your coach or manager or partner or mentor know that you have so and so certification and would be interested in doing projects related to that skill set along with PM role. I am sure it will workout as project teams are always looking for cost cutting and having one resource doing work of 3 resource. So, you can definitely grow and make a career.

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Op there are tonnes of paths you could take . Think about where you want to go - do you want to build an application , learn about databases , focus on artificial intelligence and machine learning , or learn about RPA, data visualization , data analysis tools etc . Decide on what path you would want to take and people may be able to advise you better on where to start .
I am not sure about the part where you don’t want to start from zero . Learning basic in anywhere makes you better . Zero isn’t bad .

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Automation and analytics are great fits for a PM. I should go do some of that myself...

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