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Is it worthwhile trying to move to product from a strategy and ops function (at a start up currently) when you already have several years of experience in a more consulting / strategy area? Worried I’m too far down this path but also increasingly feeling like product is where both the comp and opportunities will be mid to long term

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If you want to do product, switch now. You'll regret not switching later on if you don't now, and over time you'll only accumulate more experience in your current function.

What's the worst that can happen? I'd imagine if you do Product for a year, its not going to stop you from going back into what you do now!

And if you like product, you'll be happier in the long run. There's so much demand for PMs, people won't care what your prior background is. In my view, the general business background will help you be a better PM. Even if not, you can always spin it that way in interviews for Sr PM/Lead PM/ whatever the next step is for you.

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