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Project Managers/Business Analysts/Product Owners with no IT background: what are/where your ways to gain an understanding for IT, programming, technologies etc? E.g. searching for „Eli5 + [topic]“

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Was lucky to come into a small company as an entry level BA and had a solutions architect take me under his wing while he figured out mulesoft and then transitioned into more java work when implementing a core system

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For “programming,” if you understand the high level software development life cycle in use at your client that’s very helpful. Essentially, the phases and the lingo and the steps in each that are used to progress a requirement from idea/issue into workable code in the production system (agile? hybrid? waterfall?). A PM and a PO will need to understand this part well. Someone in your project will be able to walk you thru this. Then, get to know the system they use to track requirements and track testing and log issues (this could be something like Jira). For infrastructure, ask for a diagram of all of the systems and interfaces (how the systems talk to one another) and have someone walk you through it. Save it for reference. Hmm that’s what I’ve got so far, I’m sure you’ll get other great responses.

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