I now have 2 years of project experience. During this time I was SM for 6 months and now PO of two teams for 18 months.
I have my PSPO, PSM, PO/PM (SAFe) and SAFe Agilist 4.6. I was just moved to the Product Division after being in Dev.
Not sure where to go? More Client-Focused? Go learn a coding language and become a dev? BA?
The company I work for is massive and lots of directions but not sure I really know what I want.
What are you most passionate about? Do you enjoy client focused roles? Do you want to switch "sides" and become a dev? It's all about what YOU enjoy the doing the most. Based on that answer, we can provide you with more meaningful recommendations.
Why not go to where the organizational impediments are? Presumably you have witnessed a number of systemic barriers and constraints which inhibit the application of Scrum.
I like it all tbh. Development is fascinating and challenging but do I go back to school for that? Do I get a certification? Go to boot camp? Also what path do I take? Cloud, front-end, db, .NET, Java, etc.
I like client-facing roles but will that be a headache? More travel, more on-call responsibilities?
The impediment-solving aspect is interesting and I feel I could be an asset but how do I become a subject-matter expert? My hesitancy is I only have a couple years of experience and don't have a technical background. Do I just take a couple more years to up my project experience and see where life takes me?
This is probably a conversation for a "mentor" but I figured I'd throw the question in the Scrum.org universe and see what comes back.
You have been a PO for 18 months, which means that you have been in a client facing roll for at least 18 months. I say at least, because an SM can also interact with stakeholders.