Who's the Boss? How Tech Managers Can Work Well with Product

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About the Session

There exists a tension between Engineering Management and Product Management. In a good team, this is expected and provides the combination of stability and healthy competition we all want to birth the best technology products. In a bad team, however, it is characterized by a lack of trust and partnership.

We have all heard of Product owners who think Engineers are resources at their disposal; Technical Managers who are a little more than Delivery Managers and who treat the Product Manager as their client. The price is paid by the Engineers on the team who want more purpose from their work. The price is also paid by the Company since the Product is missing inputs from the smartest people - the Developers.

How can we build an engineering culture and relationship with Product Owners that is a partnership and not a vendor-client relationship? Join Sunita's talk to learn how to set clear boundaries, forge alignment and build deep trust with Product partners to unlock real value from your Development team.

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