Session type:


Presented by:

Gary Fleming

JPMorgan Chase

Session time:

17 May 11:10 11:55

Session duration:

45 minutes

About the session

Product people make decisions, and engineers do the work, right? Wrong!

Increasingly, companies who make software have fallen into anti-patterns around how Product Management and Engineering interact. You see engineers treading products as business analysts, product managers acting like project managers, and a whole lot of other dysfunction.

There's no single way to manage the collaboration required between Product and Engineering to maximise success, but there are various patterns that have helped ensure good outcomes - as well as those anti-patterns that rarely work.

This session will talk about how you can improve your product and engineering relationships, and use agile techniques to help bridge the gaps.

Participant takeaways:

  • Understand how to spot some of the anti-patterns around product and engineering relationships,
  • Know when to take different collaborative stances depending on the outcomes required,
  • Feel more confident in shifting your partnerships towards more productive patterns to maximise your chances of success.


product, engineering, patterns, collaboration

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