TL;DR: As a developer with an entrepreneurial mindset, I realized I could make a greater impact in the world of product management.
For over 14 years, I’ve been a full-time software developer, coding even before that as a hobby. Throughout my career, I’ve never been satisfied with “just doing my job.” I always had side projects, some of which evolved into paid products enjoyed by many users.
When I wasn’t working on a side project, my focus was on developing product features to bring value to users. As time went on, I began to lose interest in honing my development skills and improving the build environment, instead preferring to add customer-facing features.
A Growing Interest in Product Management:
My curiosity led me to explore who was using our products, why, and how we could enhance their value. I yearned to be closer to the business side of things.
The Big Transition:
On my 40th trip around the sun, I transitioned from a software developer to a product manager role at Bringg. This change was an ideal fit for the company, as I was already familiar with most aspects of the business. My new role allowed for a smooth transition, where I could apply my technical knowledge and experience to the product while also addressing customer and market needs.