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Roberto Carrera

01/02/2022, 1:02 PM
Hi from Norway 🇳🇴. Any of you having the Product Management role for Platform Engineering team?
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Haroon Rasheed

01/04/2022, 2:34 PM
+1 for PMs within the platform teams. definitely needed. we can discuss this further if you need convincing arguments for it. 🙂
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Jelmer Borst

01/04/2022, 7:39 PM
Yes, we do. Each team has a Product Manager and Tech Lead. For platform teams we prefer PMs with more technical skills, though
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Brandon Vicinus

01/05/2022, 2:40 PM
our platform engineering team does not have a PM, although I personally do see the value in having one. Consensus amongst platform engineers on our team is that PM would just get in the way because the work is too technical. @Jelmer Borst @Haroon Rasheed im curious if you've heard similar pushback?
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Roberto Carrera

01/05/2022, 8:28 PM
Thanks for the responses! Yes, I am curious about the arguments in favor of having PMs. And what technical skills should be top five to have to have good grasp of the position?
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Jelmer Borst

01/07/2022, 5:54 PM
The PM needs some form of technical knowledge, for sure. At the same time, a lot of PM work also applies to platform teams. Talking to customers (other devs), discovery, etc.
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Haroon Rasheed

01/07/2022, 5:57 PM
The PM needs to have an understanding of cloud technologies, development workflow and empathy.
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Brandon Vicinus

01/07/2022, 9:26 PM
awesome thanks!
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Roberto Carrera

01/09/2022, 12:06 PM
Thanks everyone! Awesome inputs ;)
Look at spotify backstage product (platform engineering team)

https://youtu.be/85TQEpNCaU0

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