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The Product Podcast
How to Succeed as a Non-Technical PM by Spotify's Product Owner
January 02, 2018 Jori Bell, Product Owner at Spotify
Many companies require Product Managers to have a technical background - whether it be a formal Computer Science degree or experience with writing code. "Over the years I've been self-conscious about my lack of technical background, yet I’ve learned that technical skills aren’t everything when it comes to Product Management." Jori Bell from Spotify breaks down the myth of needing technical skills to be a successful Product Manager. She talks about how you need to understand the types of skills that will make you a successful Product Manager. She also discusses the importance of bringing non-technical value to a team and how to do it, and how you can build trust with a technical team.
Many companies require Product Managers to have a technical background - whether it be a formal Computer Science degree or experience with writing code. "Over the years I've been self-conscious about my lack of technical background, yet I’ve learned that technical skills aren’t everything when it comes to Product Management." Jori Bell from Spotify breaks down the myth of needing technical skills to be a successful Product Manager. She talks about how you need to understand the types of skills that will make you a successful Product Manager. She also discusses the importance of bringing non-technical value to a team and how to do it, and how you can build trust with a technical team.
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