Making the Marriage of Product and Engineering Thrive
By now you have probably heard that there should be a healthy tension between the product and engineering teams. The key word there is "healthy"—when this relationship is unhealthy, silos tend to form, ideas may be thrown over the wall, and a lack of ownership can develop. But what exactly goes into making this relationship work? Vidya Dinamani and Heather Samarin will explore this question and provide the product perspective in not just identifying and overcoming the root causes of most dysfunctions, but getting on the path to thriving. They will share examples from their experiences working as product coaches with over a hundred companies, detailing working relationships that have flourished as well as ones that have crumbled. Vidya and Heather have distilled what they've learned into five key areas that everyone can learn and apply in order to help product and engineering take their relationship beyond the day-to-day and actually encourage their teams to excel.