Hi everyone, I have been a Senior PM/ Strategist in the digital industry for many years. I come from the time of the generalist when the PM did the wireframing, IA, specifications, process flows etc… (I have a digital design background)
After a few years overseas I have comeback to a PM position and the only tangible outcome of this experience is that I need to move my career sideways to UX. So having now made this decision I have a million questions, which I am really hoping some of you seasoned UXer’s may help with. I am hoping to start with two
I have enough experience for a folio of work (with obvious gaps especially in the area of testing and user research processes) except that alot of this work would be 2-3 years old now and my most recent experience is in ‘pure’ PM. So the question is, is it worth putting together a folio if its a bit old and shows gaps in what is now considered proper UX practice?
My current strategy is a sideways move. See if I can slot into a team in a mid-level capacity and develop experience in the processes and techniques there? To experienced UX’ers do yo think that may be a viable pathway? ie would you consider a senior PM with loads of experience a worthy addition to your team?
Hope these questions make sense guys and any help would be appreciated.