Difficult from what I have heard
Answered - Store Operator (Current Employee) - San Francisco, CA
A SWE would probably have difficulty leading people and/or projects since most SWEs are heads' down; get it done type of individuals; however, if the SWE is overall gregarious and a natural leader, they will thrive since they have product knowledge.
It is really a difficult task to transit from a software engineer to product manager as it includes lots of commitment towards work, we should undergo multiple tests, group discussions and interviews.
Answered - Commerce Risk Operations Analyst (Former Employee) - Andhra Pradesh
Answered - Sr. Technical Recruiter (Contract) (Current Employee) - Seattle, WA