PLEASE WEIGH IN HERE: Since 6/10 posts in this bowl are asking how to transition to product management, what do you think about creating a master thread of advice for transitioning, pivoting or starting out in product management from the perspectives of multiple different people from multiple different other industries? Then people who join the bowl could simply save the thread and return to it as necessary?

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Not to sound too much like a product manager here, but how would that content on this app be different or better than the millions of words already out there on the web?

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Hey @ADP, when you say evaluating and prioritizing, is that for planning a roadmap or general skill needed for PMs? I.e. product/feature MVP, tasks, etc. If the latter, I'm curious why this skill is critical for PMs specifically, instead of I suppose the general knowledge worker or tech worker

this sounds like a good idea, I see the same post all the time in this bowl and no one seems to read the responses of when other people have answered it. kind of annoying

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While not necessarily a terrible idea, what types of questions do you expect from a bowl titled “aspiring product managers” if not questions in how to transition into the career?

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Great point! I think ideally it wouldn't be discouraging those questions, just a place for people to check first before they ask or as well as asking.

Also think people are asking the wrong question if it’s a generic “how be PM help.” The questions should be tailored to which company, their experience, and etc so the advice can be better. Don’t think one size fit all works

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This is a spot on response, I think people don't know how varied the field is.

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Yes please. Tired of seeing the same thread over and over.

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