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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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.

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.

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.

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

UserVoice

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.

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

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

What is Search Engine Optimization (SEO)?

Antwak Blog

Search Engine Optimization (SEO), simply means to increase your website visibility on to the Search Engine Result Page (SERP) organically, which means without any paid method. How Search Engine Works : Search Engines are storage of web pages where the copies of webpages are stored.

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.

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

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.

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

What is SEO: Search Engine Optimization?

Antwak Blog

Search Engine Optimization (SEO), simply means to increase your website visibility on to the Search Engine Result Page (SERP) organically, which means without any paid method. Search Engines like Google and Bing uses bots to go through the pages on web and collect the information about those pages and arrange them in an index. How Search Engine Works : Search Engines are storage of web pages where the copies of webpages are stored.

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.

The Phenomenal Product Manager: Influencing Engineers – Part 1

280 Group

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.

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.

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 ».

Why I Became a Software Engineer at Modus Create

Modus Create

Little would my professor know that three years later I’d build and publish an iOS application on the App Store and would be interning as a Front End Engineer at Modus Create. The post Why I Became a Software Engineer at Modus Create appeared first on Modus Create.

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.

How Product Can Collaborate Successfully With Engineering

ProductCraft

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.

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.

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.

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. She was looking to rejoin the workforce after several years on a personal sabbatical. Her last role had involved business process analysis, planning, and market research. It wasn’t something she wanted to go back to.

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.

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.

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. As an example, this is a lunch group I was in with people from engineering, customer success, sales, recruiting, marketing, and professional services. It’s much easier to negatively comment that “an engineer broke the system” rather than “Jeffrey broke the system.”.

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. But if we can agree that engineering managers should not entirely give up hands-on work, the real question to be asked is not if engineering managers should write code, but when should they write code, and when should they avoid it. Engineering engineering managers

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. If you talk about games, gadgets, and cool new technology, many of your engineers will start to take more interest in you outside of being just that Product Manager guy or gal.

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.

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 ».

Podcast: Bridging the Product/Engineering Gap

Mironov Consulting

Marcus is a long-time coach and champion of software engineering managers with an emphasis on processes / culture / leadership. How Rich helps marketers/sales develop a more useful frame for engineering (10:01). I was thrilled to join Marcus Blankenship for this episode of his podcast.

Introducing the Amplitude Growth Engine

Amplitude

With the Growth Engine, you can now go from iterating once or twice a year to testing new hypotheses every week. Today, we are excited to announce the Amplitude Growth Engine (beta), our industry’s first product iteration system that helps teams build for systematic growth. With the Growth Engine, you can now go from iterating once or twice a year to testing new hypotheses every week. The Growth Engine helps product teams discover and stack rank high-impact hypotheses easily.

Better engineering through management – the surprising benefits of becoming a manager

Inside Intercom

In the Engineering org, we’ve thought deeply about how to foster long-term growth opportunities for people. Engineering career path. Unlike a lot of companies, Intercom provides tailored training and 1:1 support for engineers who are interested in branching out into management.

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.

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.

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.

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. Given that cutthroat environment, how do we, as product managers, contribute to a strong engineering culture? It’s our job to make sure that we’re pitching projects that are enticing to our engineering team.

The Complete Guide for Software Engineering Interview Questions

PMLesson's Ace the PM Interview

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.

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.