How do I Become a Product Manager / Implementation Specialist?
May 1, 2014 11:52 AM Subscribe
I recently met someone who is an Agile product manager, and he seems to have my dream job. I love meeting and talking to people, translating layman's speak and understanding into tech speak and vice versa, and I love an everchanging, fast-paced job where you actually *work.* How do I get into this? (Longsplaining background follows.)
He got into it in the Dot Com boom, but he has no background in software or science, so I think it is possible for me to do it too.
I'm currently a social media consultant with a marketing background who spends her nights stage managing at a local black box theatre. The pay for neither of these is particularly good, and while I'm good at social media, I don't LIKE doing it.
I have a Bachelor's degree in History, but I've always hung around programmers and infosec folks, so I speak backend dev as fluently as someone who doesn't do it for a living can. I also think that my time stage managing proves I can manage people, deadlines, and multiple things at once.
So how could I get into software implementation and eventually product management? Do I get a PMI? Do I go back to school? Am I out of luck? Help me out, please, Tech MeFi.