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Monday, August 26, 2019 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM (PDT)

How to Move from an Engineer to a Product Manager by eB...

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Maria transitioned from software engineering to a Product Manager role in her same team. At first, it was not easy. Besides the challenges of acquiring new skills and establishing connections with stakeholders', business, leadership,
she needed to influence the engineering team and win their trust. She had no previous experience in Product Management, the Engineers knew that. Her failure to lead the product could have been their failure too. So what are the dos and don'ts in these cases?

Main takeaways:
-Participate in engineering meetings and agile ceremonies - be one of them
-Don't write up requirements that also include technical solutions - it generates conflicts
-Align Engineers' goals and priorities into the product roadmap - it avoids slippage
-Your product skills will improve and Engineers trust will grow - don't give up

Meet the Speaker: Maria Barra

Maria Barra is a Sr. Product Manager at eBay in San Francisco. She has previously worked as Sr Software Engineer at RockYou!. Maria became a Product Manager and found that her wide range of skills were a perfect match for a career in product.

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Founded in Silicon Valley in 2014, Product School is the global leader in product management training, with over 10,000 alumni, 20 campuses worldwide and a live online campus.


Product School’s certificates (PMC™,FPMC™,PLC™) are the most important industry-recognized certificates for product managers; and all of our instructors are senior-level product managers working at top technology companies such as Google, Facebook, Airbnb, PayPal, LinkedIn, and Netflix.


Unlike traditional MBA programs designed for students seeking roles within the finance and consulting fields, Product School’s curriculum is highly relevant for the next generation of technology leaders, with classes offered at a fraction of the cost. The curriculum is designed to fit into work schedules with small classes held in the evenings or on weekends to ensure that both instructors and students can maintain their full-time jobs.


Students at Product School enjoy a healthy mix of hands-on projects, group activities, case studies, and panel discussions. Through this, they learn how to lead cross-functional teams, and experience building digital products from end to end. Students are also taught how to succeed in product management interviews and given access to our alumni community where they can expand their network, find mentors, and access job opportunities.



In addition to individual classes, Product School also delivers custom corporate training programs to Fortune 500 companies seeking to upskill their existing teams or onboard new talent.


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