I am currently a Product Manager at a large software company. I have been doing it for 3 years after a career change from sales. I do not have a technical or business degree but have been able to excel at the role. I mostly play the role of the Product Owner on scrum teams but am part of strategic decision making.
I really enjoy the more technical aspect of the job and enjoy working closely with the engineering team. I like to understand how the product works so much so that I have been learning to develop my own software applications on my spare time. I really enjoy this and feel challenged. I am a little bored at the Product Owner role right now. I feel like I have it down and am not learning as much as I could be.
It seems like a common path is moving from engineering to product management but I have been feeling the opposite. What advice would you give to someone in my situation looking to get into a more technical role without a formal background for it? What options are there?