Speaker: Khadija Ali

Director of Product Management / Consumer Experience at Better Mortgage


Sink or Swim - Effective Collaboration between Eng & Product

Cross-functional teams are the norm in modern software development organizations. The prototypical leadership team consists of Engineering Lead, Product Manager, and (often) Design Lead. Being able to be an effective partner when working with Product Managers and Designers is a key skill for sr. engineers and engineering leaders. In this talk, we will explain the nature of the relationship, key principles of effective collaboration, the roles and responsibilities of each.  

We will then go over some examples of conflict between the roles (and us!), and go over a few actual situations of tendons we experienced, and how we ultimately became an effective partnership.


Broadway Ballroom South, 6th fl.


Non-Technical Skills for Technical Folks


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