Core Concept: Getting Engineers to Embrace the Product Trio

Product Talk

Today’s post is about getting your engineers more involved in your product trio. What do we do if engineers don’t want to be part of discovery? Does an engineer really need to be a part of our product trio? We want our engineers engaged with what they are building.

Intercom presents Engineer Chats

Inside Intercom

For the very first time, we’re releasing Engineer Chats , an internal podcast here at Intercom about all things engineering. This week, besides Jamie and Brian, you’ll also hear from: Mike Stewart , former Senior Principal Engineer at Intercom. Engineering podcast


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How a Software Engineering Career Started the Journey to Fintech Product Management

Product Management Unpacked

Here’s what strategic partner PayPal did to bring scaled product management to life for this startup-oriented software engineer. His undergraduate degree is in Computer Science and Engineering. Product Management Career software engineer to product manager career

How to Hire an Engineering Consultant

The Product Coalition

To create such solutions, companies need software engineering professionals who can provide the expertise required. That said, the task becomes easier once you know where and how you ought to hire an engineering consultant.

The Complete R&D Funding Guide: How to Get the Funding You Need!

Speaker: Kevin Goldsmith, Chief Technology Officer at Anaconda | Peyman Pouryekta, CEO and Technology Advisor | Bob Webber, VP Product Flow Optimization, Construx

In this interactive panel discussion, we will address common pitfalls of investments for CTOs and VPs of Engineering and will teach you how to manage your investments with confidence and properly allocate resources across business priorities.

The Product and Engineering Relationship

The Product Coalition

product-manager startup startup-life product-management engineeringHow to maintain the relationship between these two positions Continue reading on Product Coalition ».

Skills to Make Working With Engineers Easier

Mind the Product

I believe that product managers should take the time to discuss new product hypotheses and planned features with the engineers they work with. The post Skills to Make Working With Engineers Easier appeared first on Mind the Product.

My journey from Software Engineer to Product Manager

Mind the Product

I try to give them whatever advice I can, but the transition I can speak to the best is that of Software Engineer to Product Manager, as it’s the career move I made [.] Read more » The post My journey from Software Engineer to Product Manager appeared first on Mind the Product.

Why you Should Invest in Relationships With Your Engineering Team

Mind the Product

A healthy relationship between product management and engineering is critical to building successful products. In a perfect product development world, communications are seamless, specifications are clear, and product and engineering teams work together without friction.

How to Transition from Engineer to Product Manager in Seven Steps

The Product Coalition

So you’re looking to switch up your career path from engineer to product manager? mba product-manager product-management engineering-mangement engineerThis can be a difficult transition for some people but… Continue reading on Product Coalition ».

9 Developer Enablement Practices to Achieve DevOps at Enterprise Scale

In this eBook, Christian Oestreich, a senior software engineering leader with experience at multiple Fortune 500 companies, shares how a metrics-driven mindset can dramatically improve software quality and enable DevOps at enterprise scale.

Why Engineers Should Participate in Discovery

Product Talk

Are you inviting your engineers to participate in discovery with you? Does your organization prefer that your engineers only write code? Marty Cagan , in Inspired , argues, “If you’re just using your engineers to code, you’re only getting about half their value.” But too often we equate the value of an engineer with the code that she writes. And, sadly, many engineers make this mistake themselves. Engineers Often Generate the Best Solutions.

Feature Engineering?—?Hypothesis-driven vs. ML-driven

Piyanka Jain

Feature Engineering?—?Hypothesis-driven Hypothesis-driven vs. ML-driven I was talking to a CTO of a Fortune 100 bank this morning and we got talking about feature engineering in AI/ML models. With the advent of ML and AI, many believe that the statistical methods of feature engineering are redundant. pragmatic #datascience #bestpractices Feature Engineering?—?Hypothesis-driven

Feature Engineering?—?Hypothesis-driven vs. ML-driven

Piyanka Jain

Feature Engineering?—?Hypothesis-driven Hypothesis-driven vs. ML-driven I was talking to a CTO of a Fortune 100 bank this morning and we got talking about feature engineering in AI/ML models. With the advent of ML and AI, many believe that the statistical methods of feature engineering are redundant. pragmatic #datascience #bestpractices Feature Engineering?—?Hypothesis-driven

How to be the go-to engineer for product analytics


Engineers are always looking for ways to differentiate themselves. Here are four ways you can position yourself as the go-to engineer for everything product analytics—and simultaneously make yourself invaluable to both the product and engineering teams.

Monetizing Analytics Features: Why Data Visualizations Will Never Be Enough

engineers don’t have to recreate or replicate. MONETIZING ANALYTICS FEATURES: Why Data Visualizations. Will Never Be Enough. Go beyond basic embedded dashboards to diferentiate your. application and maximize the value of embedded analytics.

The First Self-serve Personalization Engine: Amplitude Recommend


Personalization at scale requires product, marketing, and engineering to collaborate. This all happens with no custom data engineering pipeline—it all works from a click of a button.

Dreams of a Common Engineering Database

Chuck Smith

In working with geographically distributed teams, integration of the team members is critical to communicate effectively and to avoid misunderstandings or setbacks

How I Moved From Engineering Into Product Management

Mind the Product

What does it take for an engineer to become a product manager? If you’re considering changing from engineer to product manager , you’re not alone. I used to be a QA engineer. I thought it would be better, coming from engineering, to start as a product owner.

Making Better Use of Engineering Teams

bpma ProductHub

He made six primary points on making better use of engineering teams. Provide Engineers with Full… Product StrategyBy Mark Littlewood – Business of Software hosted Marty Cagan, founder of Silicon Valley Product Group earlier this year in London for a talk based around the new edition of his book, Inspired: How to Make Tech Products Customers Love.

The Product Growth Engine

Speaker: Dave Martin, Founder, Right to Left

How do you create sustainable growth? Do your product and feature releases achieve the desired results? In this talk, Dave Martin, founder at Right To Left, will explore how human bias repeatedly hinders product success and causes teams to miss out on their potential.

The Top 30 Engineering Manager Interview Questions of 2021

PMLesson's Ace the PM Interview

If so, you might thrive as an engineering manager. We've spoken to many EM candidates, current engineering managers, and even directors/VPs of engineering about what EM interviews entail and we can assure you – practice a few key question categories, and you will be able to ace this interview.

How Product, Engineering, and Design Can Work in Harmony

The Product Coalition

The engineering and design team act as the QA and critiques the proposal to ensure that the Product Development Team pursues high impact opportunities with sufficient context. engineering product-management designThe best Product Managers act as a force multiplier for their team.

7 Tips for Starting your Product Management Career without an Engineering Background

The Product Coalition

Add value to your team whilst getting to grips with software concepts If you’re coming to product management from a non-engineering background, there’ll be times during the first few months where you’ll feel lost. engineering software-development product product-manager product-management

Four steps to building engaged engineering teams

Inside Intercom

During my experience as an Engineering Manager, I’ve learned a lot of lessons about how to build engaged teams (as well as how not to build them!). The post Four steps to building engaged engineering teams appeared first on Inside Intercom. Engineering culture engineering management

The Product Dev Conundrum: To Build or Buy in a Digital World?

Speaker: Mark Ridley, Owner and Founder, Ridley Industries

Any PM or technical leader who’s led the charge of building a digital product knows that product engineering is one of the most expensive elements of business. In most cases, actually building software should be the last avenue that companies explore to deliver great products, as software engineering, data science and product development are complex, uncertain and hard to manage.

Breaking Down the Product and Engineering Wall: A Catalyst for Product Success


While there are many reasons to unite your product and engineering teams, shipping better software faster is among the most compelling of the bunch. At UserVoice, we found that the separation of our product and engineering teams led to finger-pointing.

Java for Quality Assurance (QA) Automation Engineers: How to Learn?

The Product Coalition

However, I didn’t receive any particular instructions except for one: I should familiarize the group with Java basics and then later transfer them to the QA automation engineer mentor as soon as possible. Who is a QA Automation engineer?

A designer, a product manager, and an engineer walk into a bar…by Karishma Irani

Mind the Product

Read more » The post A designer, a product manager, and an engineer walk into a bar…by Karishma Irani appeared first on Mind the Product.

Software Engineering at Coinbase vs. Robinhood

PMLesson's Ace the PM Interview

If you're a software engineer interested in joining the booming fintech industry, you have undoubtedly heard of two of the current fintech giants: Coinbase and Robinhood. Both companies are actively hiring new engineers at the moment, but which should you choose?

How Product Managers Can Learn to Love Reporting

Speaker: Eric Feinstein, Professional Services Manager, Looker

It seems like PMs and engineers have grown to hate embedded reporting. How to evaluate embedded analytic solutions as strategy to greatly reduce initial and on-going engineering effort.

The Phenomenal Product Manager: Influencing Engineers – Part 3

280 Group

When working with your engineering team, you need to read the team you are dealing with and then adjust accordingly. Lawley describes three major types of personalities in engineers. This is an engineer who’s brilliant but insists on arguing about everything.

A Simple Guide to Chaos Engineering


Did you know that passenger jets can fly without all their engines? They’re designed with resilience in mind and can keep flying quite safely if an engine fails. Airplane engine redundancy is tested in a real live plane but in a safe, controlled way.

Conversation With Engineers

The Product Coalition

Some advice for Product Managers (PM) struggling to have a conversation with their engineers. Continue reading on ». user-stories product agile product-management scrum

Is your engineering team experiencing alert fatigue? Ask these 8 questions

Inside Intercom

Alert fatigue is a common problem among engineering teams that handle operations and maintain infrastructure. The result is lots of semi-meaningful alerts, noise, context-switching, and multitasking for the on-call engineer. Engineering

A DevOps Guide for Product Managers

Speaker: Suzie Prince, Head of DevOps, Atlassian

In an ever changing world Product Managers are being pushed now, more than ever, to keep up with business and customer demands. At the same time they, and their engineering teams, are struggling to adapt to work in new all remote ways. Luckily, the culture of DevOps and the practice of Continuous Delivery supports product managers and their teams as modern software development evolves at a rapid pace. Join Suzie Prince, Head of Product for DevOps at Atlassian, and make sure your software team never misses a beat during the pandemic.

368: An example of engineering a disruptive product – with Konrad Heimpel

Product Innovation Educators

Lessons from disrupting the insurance industry – for product managers. Today we are talking about creating disruptive products that challenge existing industries. A classic example of this is the digital camera that disrupted the film industry and contributed to the collapse of Kodak.

Setting and prioritizing goals as a principal engineer

Inside Intercom

As a principal engineer, you can effectively be operating as a team of one – and that makes it a little trickier to manage your time. . At Intercom, we believe that a principal engineer should “set goals autonomously and at the level of scope and ambition usually associated with a team.”

How Product Can Collaborate Successfully With Engineering


Read more » The post How Product Can Collaborate Successfully With Engineering appeared first on ProductCraft by Pendo. Best Practices Collaboration Communication engineering PM Role Product TeamsBuilding great products is hard work.

Learn Software Engineering Levels to Advance Your Career

PMLesson's Ace the PM Interview

Software engineering levels are the road map that gets you to your career destination. Level 1 - Software Engineer The Role : This position, sometimes called a Junior Software Engineer, is usually someone’s first full-time software engineering job.

Turning Metrics into Dollars: How to Turn Your Analytics Data into a Real Financial Model for your Startup

Speaker: Tristan Kromer, Lean Agile Coach, Kromatic

Some teams struggle to constantly optimize conversion rates without understanding the financial impact of those conversion rates. Sometimes that 0.1% increase isn't worth the engineering time we're spending! Early stage startups in particular may not need a four year business plan, but they need to start building out a model which will show how they can someday be profitable. At the very least, they need to be able to see the impact of a change in retention rates to their user growth.