Ed 033: Happy New Year! Oh, and Developers Hate Product Owners, You Should Too
Maybe we should consider renaming their role to "Friends of Product?"
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5 Reasons why developers hate product owners
tl;dr - Mistrust, bossy behavior, lack of bandwidth, delivery over outcome, and burndown obsession. There, summed it up for you. But keep reading if you want the juicy details.
Ditch your roadmap for a product landscape
tl;dr - Landscapes help develop mental product models instead of the conventional roadmap. They also help formalize vision and reduce uncertainty.
What the Heck Is a Developer Advocate?
tl;dr - A person that helps communities and customers work their products, APIs, features, etc. Make friends with them, they tend to gather feedback and insight directly from the customer base that you may be able to use.
The Four Laws of Design Program Management
tl;dr - Fidelity, Collaboration, Cohesion, Reflection. Ain’t got no time to read it all. But the same pattern is applied to most design thinking—useful for program managers.
TPM Stories: Heather Johnson from Stripe
tl;dr - Want a dedicated point of view from some of the best TPMs in the industry? Stay and while and listen to Heather Johnson from Stripe. She sheds some interesting insight into how her career developed over the years.
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