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.

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.

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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.”

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.

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.

A Simple Guide to Chaos Engineering

Split

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.

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 Phenomenal Product Manager: Influencing Engineers – Part 3

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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.

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

Learn Software Engineering Levels to Advance Your Career

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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.

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.

Conversation With Engineers

The Product Coalition

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

The Phenomenal Product Manager: Influencing Engineers – Part 2

280 Group

When was the last time you bought lunch for your whole engineering team? Or, have you ever taken some of your engineers out after work to get to know them better? Engineers don’t get the chance to go out on the road and attend events.

Guesstimate Engineering work like how you remember people you meet in your lifetime.

The Product Coalition

technology engineering startup product-management innovationNon-Technical Product Managers fuzz over estimates on development, but you just need to build muscle memory to help nail down your… Continue reading on Product Coalition ».

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 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 1

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Your ability to influence and work effectively with engineers is a huge part of whether or not you’ll be successful as a Product Manager, and also whether you’ll be satisfied with your job. Let’s discuss how to work more effectively with your engineering team and individual engineers. If you can’t get your engineers to build the product that you believe meets customer needs and moves forward on your vision, then your product will fail and so will you.

Product Growth Engine by Dave Martin

Mind the Product

The product growth engine provides a framework for getting up the adoption curve. The post Product Growth Engine by Dave Martin appeared first on Mind the Product.

When should engineering managers write code?

Inside Intercom

Many engineers who make the transition to a management role face a bit of a conundrum – if I stop doing hands-on work, my team will lose a strong engineer and instead will gain an inexperienced manager. My answer was instant: I wanted to onboard as an engineer.

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.

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.

The Complete Guide for Software Engineering Interview Questions

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There’s nothing to be nervous about once you’re confident in your skills and knowledgeable about the normal software engineering interview questions. This article will start by talking a little about the procedure of most software engineering interviews.

The Product Market Fit Engine by Rahul Vohra

Mind the Product

The process for the product/market fit engine Rahul devised includes conducting a survey, segmenting the data, analyzing, implementing changes and then tracking. The post The Product Market Fit Engine by Rahul Vohra appeared first on Mind the Product.

Ultimate Guide: Getting an Entry Level Software Engineering Roles

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Intro Software engineering can be an incredibly rewarding career. But without the right preparation, it can be difficult to get the software engineering job you have in mind. I learned this, as I was taking computer science courses in college to land a software engineering (SWE) role.

How to Evaluate Startup Offers for Software Engineer

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You’ve got multiple offers from startups engineering positions, but how do you choose which one to take? With so many factors to consider, this article aims to compile the most important factors into one easy-to-read resource for software engineers evaluating startup offers.

How to Apply Best Practices from Site Reliability Engineering in Your Organization

Speaker: Liz Fong-Jones, Principal Developer Advocate, Honeycomb.io

Modern software organizations build increasingly complex distributed systems with many moving parts. As senior software leaders, we often struggle with noisy alerts, grumbling between Dev and DevOps, slow incident resolution and many other related pain points. It’s hard to figure out what to do with this increasingly difficult problem, yet it’s clearly our responsibility to deliver features and production quality. We are excited to be joined by Liz Fong-Jones, who has a deep understanding of what it takes to implement SRE-type practices in many different kinds of organizations. She brings together a picture and set of practices under the umbrella of Production Excellence that provides a clear and practical plan for senior software leaders.

How to Engineer Culture

Amplitude

One thing we’ve found valuable is scaling culture through engineering projects, and I’m going to share two examples. When engineers have empathy for salespeople , amazing things happen. Company culture is incredibly hard, yet also incredibly important.

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.

An Engineer’s Journey To Become A Data Scientist

Piyanka Jain

Unsplash Neha has an engineering and MBA background. An Engineer’s Journey To Become A Data Scientist was originally published in Towards Data Science on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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.

To Build or Not to Build: Creating Great Products and Avoiding Overengineering

Speaker: Mark Ridley, Owner and Founder, Ridley Industries

To build, or not to build: that is the question. Join Mark Ridley, Owner and Founder of Ridley Industries, as he illustrates why, in most cases, actually building software should be the last avenue that companies explore to deliver great products. He'll explore why product development should be driven by a deep understanding of the customer's needs, their propensity to pay for a service and how much it will cost to deliver and share share strategies to avoid the problems caused by rebuilding features that are already delivered by existing services.

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.

Getting Design Agencies and Engineering Teams to Work Together

Mind the Product

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. Session with Engineering (60m). Agile Best Practices: SVP of Engineering Jeff Nielsen on Iteration Planning.

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.

Early Access: Exponent's Software Engineering Course

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We're excited to give you a sneak preview of Exponent's new software engineering interview prep course! If you sign up now, you'll get a discount on the full course when it launches next month, and we'll also send you our new Software Engineering Interview Study Guide for free!

Go to the Cloud: How Product Managers Can Lead a Cloud Transformation

Speaker: Stephanie Lewandowski, Senior Product Manager, Teachstone

Leading a digital transformation inevitably means considering the Cloud for your products. Cloud offers great flexibility, increased security, and more innovation opportunities. However, moving your product to the Cloud is not a simple lift-and-shift exercise. It involves re-envisioning your product and your platform to identify an effective technique. As the product manager, you need to know the best way to lead the team in this transformation while avoiding common pitfalls. In this discussion, we will focus on what you need to know to ensure a successful digital transformation to the cloud.

Why Safety Culture Is a Heart of the Software Engineering Model?

The Product Coalition

devops agile software-engineering project-management software-developmentSafety culture is a culture where employees can tell the boss bad news. — Dr.  — Dr. Sidney Dekker Continue reading on ProductCoalition.com ».

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.

Three Night-Before Tips For Crushing Your Software Engineer Interview

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An interview for a software engineer position at a leading tech company has the potential to be a life-changing and career-defining event. Here are three night-before tips for crushing your software engineer interview. and “what makes you right for a software engineer role?”

How to Build Product-Oriented Engineering Teams

Amplitude

Product-oriented engineering teams do more than just write code. From staying involved with product and design decision-making to encouraging any and all ideas on a cultural level, here are five ways engineering teams can better influence the products that they’re working on.