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Managing and developing product managers


Managing and developing product managers

Engineering Impact is a weekly newsletter that highlights trends in engineering leadership, productivity, culture, and scaling development teams. 

This week features posts on: Leadership, Growing Organizations, Feedback, Career, and Communication.



Managing and developing product managers

“If the craft of Product Management is often mired in ambiguity, managing product managers is ambiguity,” says Brandon Chu, GM – Platform at Shopify. Here are his frameworks for effectively managing PMs.

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Staying on the path to high-performing teams

“While I believe hiring is a very important approach to growing organizations, I believe we reach for it too often.” Will Larson, Foundation Engineering at Stripe, outlines four ways to grow an organization — without hiring more people.

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Successful employee onboarding should focus on culture

Claire Lew, CEO at Know Your Company, compiles a list of techniques you can use to encourage even the most introverted individuals to be more forthcoming with you.

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Leveling up: Why developers need to be able to identify technologies with staying power (and how to do it)

Mathias Biilmann, CEO at Netlify, shares how to build a “solid instinct for separating the technologies and products worth spending time on from the ones that will fade into obscurity after their 15 minutes of fame is over.”

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Message filters: Or, not getting it

Roy Rapoport, Director of Data Engineering at Slack, remind us how important it is to be thoughtful about our own message sensitivities — so we can actually hear the messages that people around us are saying, and deliver messages to others in a more meaningful way.

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Ben Thompson is a co-founder at GitPrime where he leads design and customer experience. He is a Y Combinator alumni, with a background in product design, branding, and UX design. Follow @thebent on Twitter.

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