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

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.


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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 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 ».

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.

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.

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 ».

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Why do engineers make good Product Managers?


Engineers are great at solving problems and have a lot of knowledge about how tech works. Engineers are great problem solvers and have a knack for understanding what’s going on in front of them. Another important thing about engineers is their attention to detail.

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 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.

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.”

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

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.

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.

How to Prepare for an Engineering Manager Interview

PMLesson's Ace the PM Interview

Engineering manager interviews are some of the toughest in the tech industry. Unfortunately, engineering manager interviews can often be quite opaque - EM interview questions can range a wide spectrum, and it's usually unclear what good preparation looks like.

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.

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.

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.

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

Speaker: Liz Fong-Jones, Principal Developer Advocate,

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.

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.

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 Write An Engineering Manager Resume

PMLesson's Ace the PM Interview

Are you thinking of becoming an engineering manager? That's why we wrote this article; to help candidates work through their process of writing an engineering manager's resume to impress all the hiring managers who see it. How Do Engineering Managers Define Their Role?

The Engineering Leader’s Guide to Crafting a Personal Brand that Stands Out From the Crowd

First Round Review

As an Engineering Leader at Help Scout, Anjuan Simmons has carved out a robust side hustle as a public speaker and blogger. Here, he shares his playbook for engineers to get started with personal branding and stand out from the crowd

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.