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I’m junior, and want to grow into PM role. While there isn’t room for me to join a 0 to 1 team directly, i was invited to design and lead the beta testing with external customers. Is this a good opportunity, or just grunt work?

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I think any work is great opportunity. You just need to word your work correctly to your manager to get proper recognition.

Great point. Lots of positives and lessons to be learned

What you described is within a Product Manager’s job. It is grunt work, but exposure to customers can led to other things.

I’m in a customer facing role now, so I’m genuinely appreciative for the opportunity to own it - first chance to manage a team and execute a piece of the GTM with accountability, but in a somewhat lower-risk environment.

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