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Is Scrum Master a good role to gain experience if you want to break into Product Mgmt/ Strategy at Big Tech?

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Yes and no. It’s not the same as product, of course, but it gets you directly integrated with a team building software. You have an opportunity to observe and participate in the process, learn the language of these teams, and work side by side with devs. It’s not a bad foundation. If you’re not really close to tech today, it’d be one way to transition in.

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Sure , but don’t spend too much time on this . Focus more on product owner role . Good scrum masters are great at removing obstacles and being diplomatic in all communications which would translate well in any leadership role .

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Agreed don’t waste time on scrummaster role even though the soft skills are needed as a PM especially if you are also doing PO work. The only way I could see it work if you transition into a PM/PO from an SM role internally.

No. You should be able to target BizOps roles immediately as a consultant. Also you likely won’t be able to go straight into PM at big tech without prior Product experience or very specific domain knowledge (8+ years).

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what does BizOps look like? I’ve been mainly in project management / business analyst types of roles, but am looking to gain transferable skills to pivot into product. I have 1 YOE fyi. Thanks!

Agree with SD1. The best paths to PM I've seen are APM as MBA grad, startup founder, Tech Consulting, and Solution Engineer / Customer Success Manager.

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