Engineering led? What to watch for

The Product Bistro

There are three principal types of companies: Sales led, marketing led, and engineering led. All three of them have distinct characteristics and traits, however, the engineering led organization (or ELO) has some distinct attributes that you can key off of. They do a lot of ETO (engineered to order) business. They do have a sales team, but the sales people are likely to be engineers, or former engineers themselves. Engineers love detailed documentation.

How great Product Managers contribute to great engineering cultures

The Product Coalition

Great engineers leave when they are no longer excited by an opportunity. These engineers are in demand, they have other companies constantly knocking on their doors, pitching them exciting opportunities, as well as money, in an attempt to convince them to leave.

From Engineering To Product Management: The Two-Step Career Move

bpma ProductHub

The transition from engineering to product management is one of the most difficult. Of all roles that touch the product, engineers are the furthest removed from the market and the customers. It can be done successfully however, as many engineers have already proven.

Developing Product Management Confidence

bpma ProductHub

But how do you develop the confidence required to lead a team of stakeholders to a positive outcome? Such a trait is crucial to Product Management roles if you want sales, marketing and engineering to trust and follow your direction.

Nine companies share 30+ best practices for creating embedded analytics products

practices Birst® has developed come from product and technology leaders who have thought. the need for an analytics product Whether your engineering and services team perform. methodology, we developed in stealth and got rid of the. You and your head of engineering should be.

Motivating Development Teams

Mironov Consulting

As noted in my last post , Sales and Marketing often wonder whether Engineering is sufficiently motivated and engaged. Motivation and engagement look different on the tech side of the room: the outbound team often can’t tell whether Engineering is emotionally engaged.

Invisible Engines

Product Bookshelf

Invisible Engines: How Software Platforms Drive Innovation and Transform Industries by David S. “Invisible engines” are software platforms, software which makes services available to other software through Application Programming Interfaces.

Making the transition from consultant to product engineer

Inside Intercom

Those unfamiliar with what product engineers do could be forgiven for assuming that it’s all broadly the same job. But making the transition from consultant engineer to a product engineer was a revelation – I realized that working as an engineer in client services and working as a product engineer are essentially two completely different jobs, bridged only by the common use of technology. Being a Consultant Engineer.

Reddit’s Nick Caldwell on engineering leadership

Inside Intercom

On day one as Reddit’s new VP of Engineering, Nick Caldwell faced a dilemma. He had just spent 13 years at Microsoft, most recently as the head of 300 engineers. At Reddit, he led a team of 35 – none of whom knew how to manage other engineers. Managers oversee their team members’ work and career development. Nick Caldwell: I’m VP of engineering at Reddit. I got into engineering through my father. Our 170 engineers at Reddit are great.

Break point: Product engineers and the pursuit of speed and safety

Inside Intercom

As engineers, one of the fundamental things we have to learn is the extent to which we can break things – how do we get the right balance between shipping safely and shipping fast? Almost 3 years in as a product engineer here, I have changed my perspective.

Monetizing Analytics Features: Why Data Visualizations Will Never Be Enough

engineers don’t have to recreate or replicate. development team can focus. developer resources CON Building analytics is code- intensive, which means it. requires more developer. look like your vendor’s brand, not yours Development time will depend on.

Stripe’s Will Larson on engineering and infrastructure management

Inside Intercom

As a startup scales, the importance of infrastructure engineers simply can’t be overstated. They’re the ones making sure your app is secure, that uptime looks good, and that the rest of your engineering org has the right tools to build features your users need and want. Today he’s leading Foundation Engineering at Stripe. One of my friends who had worked at Digg had moved there, and I went to work on the infrastructure engineering team.

Let’s stop calling it software engineering

Under10 Playbook

Let’s stop calling it software engineering or software development. Much of the language of software creation is based on the manufacturing metaphor. We “plan” software. We “engineer” software. We “assemble” software.

Escape From the Feature Roadmap to Outcome-driven Development

Mind the Product

The default behaviour of a team with this kind of roadmap is to complete one feature and then start developing the next one, even if the context (strategy, user needs, competition) has changed. I’ve made a lot of roadmaps in my time.

How to Get Developers Involved in Product Efforts

The Product Coalition

But in our case, this role is spread out across our remote engineering team. Note that our process works for any engineering team, working together in the same office or remotely. So our engineering team also happens to represent our own customers.

The 5 Levels of Analytics Maturity

As a result, the new world of software development is. Logi developed the Analytics Maturity Model to represent the. The ISVs, SaaS providers, and IT developers that can offer. incremental development effort. FROM BASIC BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE REQUIREMENTS TO.

Managing Manufactured Products: Design and Development

Mind the Product

Now, let’s start designing and developing. Industrial Design vs Industrial Engineering. The same principles will apply to industrial designers and industrial engineers. Your industrial engineers will prioritize function over form. New Product Development Processes.

Strong Engineering Culture, Strong Product Culture by Andrew Martinez-Fonts

Mind the Product

I’m a group product manager at Yelp, and in this presentation from MTP Engage, I look at why it’s so important to create a supportive culture where product people and engineers collaborate and trust each other. Those values also express themselves on the product and engineering teams.

Building Stronger Relationships Between Product Management and Engineering

Proficientz – Product Management University

What are some things we can do to build stronger product management and engineering relationships? Here are three simple practices you can adopt to strengthen your product management and engineering relationships so they work together more harmoniously. Product Management should take the lead and provide regular forums for Engineering on topics such as emerging market trends and target customer challenges, new business practices, and current customer successes.In

The Slippery Slope of Sales-Led Development

Mironov Consulting

But it’s easy for B2B/enterprise companies to fall into a sales-led development model where the majority of work is for individual customers – starving the core product of innovation, new features, quality improvements and technical resilience.

New Study: 2018 State of Embedded Analytics Report

Part 3: Analytics Development Platforms Keep Applications Ahead of the Market. While I was at this company, new cloud services were developed in weeks and upgraded daily. development methods, and what the future of analytics looks like. development. 2018 STATE OF.

Getting Design Agencies and Engineering Teams to Work Together

Mind the Product

Someone I know is about to kick off a big project with separate companies managing the design and development. Design agencies and engineering teams are filled with talented and experienced people. Both agencies and engineering team are often evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their individual output. In my experience, design agencies and engineering teams can successfully work together if they have the right structure, oversight and mindset in place.

Going on tour: How we spread engineering knowledge and culture across Intercom

Inside Intercom

Large engineering organizations face a common problem – different teams working on different parts of a product can end up having specific domain knowledge, and even specific cultures, that can lead to silos. What is an engineering tour? How to design an engineering tour.

Let’s stop calling it software engineering

Under10 Playbook

Let’s stop calling it software engineering or software development. Much of the language of software creation is based on the manufacturing metaphor. We “plan” software. We “engineer” software. We “assemble” software.

A Guide to Collaborating With and Motivating Your Engineering Team

Mind the Product

Frustrated Engineer. Product management and engineering needs to have a constant push-pull for progress to be made. Here are some of the things to keep in mind when working with engineers that I’ve gleaned from my experience. Lose time by over-building (or worse, building the wrong solution) because, had the engineers understood the problem being solved, they might have had a better (or quicker) way to solve it. Nobody likes process, certainly not engineers.

Edmond Lau and Jean Hsu on engineering more leaders and better working relationships

Inside Intercom

As up and coming engineers in Silicon Valley, Jean Hsu and Edmond Lau long sought more influence and impact in their respective positions – but they couldn’t shake the feeling of being stuck. Many engineers feel like they must make a jump into management to lead. But as Jean and Edmond will now tell you, following years of engineering leadership at Quip, Quora, Medium and more, that simply isn’t the case. Jean: Especially with engineering teams.

What to expect: Your first few months as an engineer at Intercom

Inside Intercom

I was curious to see how the company ensures that every new engineer has the opportunity to do the best job of their career, and how that would translate to my personal growth and everyday life in Intercom. Making an impact as an engineer. It’s common for a new engineer to undertake simple tasks for their first few weeks in a new job but you won’t find this at Intercom. Achieving impact for our customers that fast is extremely motivating and empowering for a new engineer.

The Product Market Fit Engine | Rahul Vohra, CEO, Superhuman | BoS USA 2018

Business of Software Conference

Rahul Vohra (Founder/CEO, Superhuman) – The Product-Market Fit Engine from Business of Software Conference. This is the story of how we’ve built a Product-Market Fit Engine. These are hyper ambitious, super intelligent engineers. Sean Ellis & The Engine.

The Software Development Deli Counter

Mironov Consulting

I’ve noticed a frequent executive-level misalignment of expectations across a range of software/tech companies, particularly in B2B/Enterprise companies and where Sales/Marketing is geographically far away from Engineering/Product Management.

This Is How Great Product Managers Interview Engineers

The Product Coalition

3 types of questions to ask engineering candidates Being part of a growing company can be a really exciting experience?—?growth Let’s be real though, interviewing engineers can be awkward. I get it, hiring engineers is super important.

Here’s how to develop the most successful user stories

bpma ProductHub

Developing product requirements is part science and part art. There are many ways to deliver your requirements to your engineers but none is more effective than user stories. No one understands this better than John Mansour, an expert practitioner of developing user stories.

The question you should never EVER ask your engineers!

The Product Coalition

Put your learn mode in overdrive and boost creativity by asking *stupid* questions Unsplash What do product managers want to ask at engineering meetings but are too afraid to for fear of looking stupid? Blog and on LinkedIn The question you should never EVER ask your engineers!

How Software Usage Analytics Supports Agile Development

Revulytics

In that book, authors apply lessons from agile software development to the increasingly digital marketing realm, and show how agile methodologies and practices can help marketers move faster, adapt more quickly to customer feedback and better manage an increasing amount of customer touch points. The reach of agile development is extending, and what started as the domain of younger, smaller companies is now on the radars of everyone from government agencies to larger enterprises.

Developing User Empathy

Sachin Rekhi

Today I wanted to dive into one such critical aspect of the art behind product management, which is developing user empathy. To me this speaks to how the science of product management isn't enough to develop compelling products. Develop your Mindfulness Practice.

Q&A with Extensis VP of Development & Strategy, Toby Martin

Revulytics

Toby Martin is VP, Development and Strategy at Extensis , a developer of software and services for creative professionals and B2B workgroups. As we shifted towards agile methodologies, we required a more quantitative way to echo the customer’s voice in development.

Product Management Insights: How Usage Analytics Helps Your Developers

Revulytics

In fact, a single developer built it in a couple of spare hours one afternoon. What’s more, as my team dug into this use case, we found out that users were buying the product just for this piece of functionality and ignoring the features we spent much more time developing. It brought home to my team in a real way one of the constant challenges we face in software development: Our reality might be very different from our users’ reality.

My switch from Engineering to Product Management

The Product Coalition

As a software engineer, I would typically find myself having the desire to be part of the strategic decision making and slight dissatisfaction when I am just handed tasks based on the outcome of business decisions. While developing, I’d typically ponder on questions like “how do users feel about this feature”, “Are the users interacting more with this newly built feature?”, “Does this make sense to the user?”, “Is the intention clear enough?”.e.t.c.

Driving Decisions Through Your Development Lifecycle with Data

Revulytics

Stack Overflow co-founder Jeff Atwood has noted that he’s “a big fan of developers handling tech support calls for their software, at least a part of the time. There is tremendous value in hearing firsthand how your users are engaging with the applications you’ve spent so much time developing, but you also need a scalable and objective way to reveal these insights. Throughout the software development lifecycle you face key questions: What problems are users trying to solve?

How Designers & Developers Can Work Better Together

Mind the Product

Jason Fleitz is Director of Web Operations at LivePerson, where they develop products such as LiveEngage- a platform that gives companies the ability to engage with their customers anytime on web sites, mobile and social networks.

Top App Development Agencies 2018–2019

The Product Coalition

to find this year’s top app development agencies. After reading a bunch of content from other app development professionals, journalists, tech bloggers and the like, we realized that there are many good companies out there, and that everyone has a different favorite.