Level of difficulty transitioning from Project Management to Product Management without any dev/software engineering experience? (Although some functional experience)

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Didn't do it myself but I know some people who have. Definitely need to bulk up on data analysis and basic UX skills, but I think if you're willing to do the work you need to to learn it, it's not going to be extremely difficult. Just from what I've seen though.

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That’s good to know, appreciate it! As a PM- do you find various Product Management certs useful? Or do they not really make a difference in getting noticed?

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