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The Guiding Voice

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We drive conversations that matter, conversations that add value to your life and your career. Listed in the Global TOP 2.5%, through The Guiding Voice, we enable Successful leaders to share knowledge and wisdom with the world. We are on a mission to shape the lives and careers of millions across th… read more


Getting into product roles without being a business analyst | DURGA KRISHNAMOORTHY | #TGV209

A product manager is a person that can communicate effectively with stakeholders as well as IT professionals. He/she is the one who is leading the strategic vision of the company and product. 

Transitioning from business analysts to product management roles is a dream of many professionals, but can you make it big in the product space even without prior experience as a business analyst? 

Let us know!


In the episode:

0:00:00 Start - INTRO  to Durga Krishnamoorthy

0:02:11 Durga’s Career journey so far

0:04:21 Reasons behind the popularity of product roles.

0:06:06 Durga’s definition of a product manager.

0:08:50 Is it mandatory to be a business analyst before stepping into product roles? 

0:10:38 Advice for business analysts aspiring to become product managers.

0:13:28 How does the Business Analyst experience help in becoming a great product manager?

0:17:33 Traits of a successful product manager.

0:19:31 Resources on Product management.

0:21:31 Witty answers to Rapid-fire questions

0:26:13 What is your one piece of advice aspiring to make big in their careers?

0:28:47 Trivia on Google Wave.


About the guest:

Durga is an experienced IT professional currently working in the Product Space.  She has a background in Software development, delivery, and operations. Besides work, she enjoys immersive reading, exploratory research, risk-taking, and challenging stereotypes. 

She is actively engaged in volunteering communities such as WICCI (India’s premier National Business chamber for women). Bala Janaagraha to educate children about civic responsibilities, Lean In, and the guiding voice platform as well. 

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