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From an Software Engineer to a Technical Product Manager

Below is my story of such a move, role comparison and reflection on what went well and what didn’t.

Product-aware engineering

When a developer tries to be a PM

This small project made me confused: from one perspective I was enjoying driving it, from another — not to extent of giving up all my tech knowledge and become a classical pure-business PM. This is how I started to think about a mixed role which didn’t exist in the company back then — about role of a Technical Product Manager.

PM is expected to lead

Conflict of “what/why” and “how”

Technicality bonus

Summary

Found my passion at the intersection of technical topics and product creation. Currently work as a Group Tech PM at Booking.com. Happy to share my knowledge.

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