Hi from Norway :flag-no:. Any of you having the Pr...
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r
Hi from Norway 🇳🇴. Any of you having the Product Management role for Platform Engineering team?
h
+1 for PMs within the platform teams. definitely needed. we can discuss this further if you need convincing arguments for it. 🙂
j
Yes, we do. Each team has a Product Manager and Tech Lead. For platform teams we prefer PMs with more technical skills, though
b
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?
r
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?
j
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.
h
The PM needs to have an understanding of cloud technologies, development workflow and empathy.
b
awesome thanks!
r
Thanks everyone! Awesome inputs ;)
Look at spotify backstage product (platform engineering team)

https://youtu.be/85TQEpNCaU0