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Dealing with an Underperforming Development Team

Roman Pichler

What is Bad Performance? Before I discuss how you can help an underachieving team, let’s briefly explore what good performance looks like, assuming that an agile, Scrum-based process is used. Second, the team participates in continuous discovery and strategizing , and its members regularly help refine the product backlog.

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15 Common Technical Product Manager Interview Questions

The Product HQ

A technical product manager is a critical piece of the product management puzzle. For that reason, knowing some common technical product manager interview questions can help – whether you’re a hiring manager or a TPM candidate. In this article, I’ll list the most common/anticipated technical product manager interview questions.

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Calm’s Will Larson on how to build a technical leadership career

Intercom, Inc.

After writing An Elegant Puzzle about the challenges of engineering management in high-growth organizations, his focus shifted to a career path that’s much less understood – the technical leadership track. If you’re a senior engineer and want to further your career, what skills should you develop? A tale of two career paths.

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The Product Interview?—?A Technical Exercise

The Product Coalition

A Technical Exercise In this post, I’ll offer my idea of the sort of technical abilities expected from a product manager. But is a surprisingly small amount of materials about the technical aspect of PM work. However, if a non-techy PM meets a non-businessy team lead, things can go sideways pretty quickly.

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8 Tips for Collaborating with Development Teams

Roman Pichler

Manage the Product, not the Team. Focus on your job as the product manager or product owner, and manage the product, not the team. But let the ScrumMaster or coach tackle people, process, and organisational issues; let the development team figure out what needs to be done to implement the user stories and other product backlog items.

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Technical Women Are Software Managers

Johanna Rothman

One of my reviewers for the Modern Management Made Easy books asked a fascinating question: I've never seen this many women in management or in senior leadership positions. Up until the mid-1980s, women comprised about 1/3 of the technical people I worked with. The idea of a code review or a design review?

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How to Become an Amazing Agile Developer

The Product HQ

Wondering what it takes to become an amazing agile developer? This post outlines all the traits, essential skills, and soft skills that characterize what it means to be an amazing agile developer. 8 Steps to Become a Rockstar Agile Developer Here is a step-by-step process on how to become an agile developer: 1.

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