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why are people such whores for product management these days?? where did the trend come from, there are BA and project manager roles rewritten to fit as “product” management ??

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Product management is rly broad. I personally think it’s an excellent job at certain companies but they are far and few in between. Be very careful of many product roles that are essentially glorified project manager roles *cough* amazon *cough*

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It's because people think that the ability to out bullets on a power point and say "people will like xyz" qualifies them to be a PM. Basically it's a consultants dream to exit to a position where everyone else does the work and they get the glory

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this is a good take! I can see the appeal😌

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Because they are thirsty for $$$ 😜😜😜

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No u

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I work 40 hour weeks and make $300k. 5 YOE. Great set up

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What would base for L6 project management role be?

Qualify that im the MSFT poster on the other thread. Consultants are generally obsessed with prestige and pay. PM is seen as high in both areas so consultants obsess over it even when woefully under qualified. I feel like I should start talking up corporate law salaries or something to attract these individuals :)

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It is! And there’s far better percentage who end up being partner. Let’s also remember that significantly better movies and tv shows for law vs consulting. And more respected. Plus is anything sexier than a courtroom?

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I work 40hr weeks and make 120k, as a PM with 4 YOE. Pretty good set up IMO

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Lmao

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Consultants have no technical skills

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Yeah, I mean that consultants lust after software engineering too. But it's not an attainable job for many.

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also, with such an emphasis on “product” mgt, what would “service” mgt look like 🥴

Customer success

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im afraid my time in (tech) consulting will be for nothing: i left my industry BA role, which they flipped to two new roles, “product owner” and “scrum master”. looking at job postings now, i am short in experience for true product roles. perhaps i am doomed to PMO

@mgr1. Would a senior manager on a large account that is responsible for a few different technical work streams be considered a Product manager?

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