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How to Work with Software Engineers.

INDUSTRY alum (and Partner at GV), Ken Norton, has written some pretty classic product essays in his time.  This essay on how to best work with software developers is certainly included in the list of “classics.”   We wonder if being the one to always bring the donuts will come up?

[VIDEO] Working with Designers and Developers.

Last year, Product Collective’s very own Mike Belsito held a live video chat with Michael Sacca, his co-host for the top-rated product podcast, Rocketship.FM.  In that chat, the two Michaels spent time talking about how product people can work best with developers, designers, and other critical members of the product team.  You can watch the full chat here.

9 Tips for Product Managers on how to Best Work with Software Developers.

 Earlier this year, self-proclaimed product nerd, John Cutler, shared a pretty great tweetstorm with some advice for product managers on how to best work with software developers.  The advice must have been pretty good, because it was liked and retweeted by other product people hundreds of times.  You can see the recap here on Hackernoon.

How to Work Effectively with Engineers.

Just because it’s on our development team to create the product, it doesn’t mean that we should only focus on what needs to be created.  It’s important to remember to communicate the outcome — what happens once the product is actually created.  You’ll find this piece of advice along with others in this guest post from Cliff Gilley on the UserVoice Blog.

How to Work Effectively with Engineers.

Just because it’s on our development team to create the product, it doesn’t mean that we should only focus on what needs to be created.  It’s important to remember to communicate the outcome — what happens once the product is actually created.  You’ll find this piece of advice along with others in this guest post from Cliff Gilley on the UserVoice Blog.

Six Ways Product Managers Can Help Their Agile Development Teams (and vice versa).

Rich Mironov shared six ways that product managers can help the teams they work with, and six ways that teams can help the product managers they work with. These suggestions reinforce that “It’s all about building and shipping great products, not getting hung up on title or roles.”

How Engineers Want to Work with Product Managers.

Besides communication, another key to a good relationship is the ability to see things from others’ perspective.  Zach Schneider shares how engineers like to work with product managers.  Use this perspective to be a product manager that is an engineer’s dream come true.

How Product Managers and Development Teams Can See Eye to Eye.

The folks in Product Stack (Pivotal Tracker, ProductPlan, and Notion) got together to discuss how product managers and development teams can see eye to eye.  This webinar and accompanying transcript captures that discussion.

How Asana develops great product management/engineering relationships.

“A healthy relationship between PM and Engineering is critical to build successful products.” Jackie Bavaro shared the 4 keys to a healthy engineer/product manager relationship that Asana has learned from experience.

How to Communicate with Engineers.

“Nothing guarantees bad products more than a bad relationship between a PM and engineers.” Richard Holmes suggests that “communication is a critical part of creating a strong and productive relationship with your engineering team” and provides some tips for communicating effectively.