The Alpha Engineer

The Alpha Engineer rules Silicon Valley and all great technology ecosystems. He holds the highest rank in technical communities worldwide and is rewarded with the greatest access to resources which only leads to greater domination. Tough to find, he is a genius in thought, workhorse in productivity, and is worth 100 or more mediocre or lower skilled engineers.

The Alpha Engineer

The Alpha Engineer rules Silicon Valley and all great technology ecosystems. He holds the highest rank in technical communities worldwide and is rewarded with the greatest access to resources which only leads to greater domination. Tough to find, he is a genius in thought, workhorse in productivity, and is worth 100 or more mediocre or lower skilled engineers.

Help! — My Product Manager Lost His Mojo

Brief periods of misdirection and confusion have happened to me and every product manager I have managed or worked with. When it happens, its everyones responsibility to intervene. Often a good product team knows a product manager better than he knows himself. Here are 20 signs to look for to determine if your PM is amiss and aimlessly searching to get his mojo back.

Help! — My Product Manager Lost His Mojo

Brief periods of misdirection and confusion have happened to me and every product manager I have managed or worked with. When it happens, its everyones responsibility to intervene. Often a good product team knows a product manager better than he knows himself. Here are 20 signs to look for to determine if your PM is amiss and aimlessly searching to get his mojo back.

Why Do We Build Products That Suck?

Is your product unsatisfying to customers? Worse, do you hate working on it? Its one thing for your customers who probably only need to tolerate it for less than an hour or so a day, but you toil away at it for 40+ hours a week. Think about it this way, you spend about 50% of your waking hours working on something that is rotten. No one wants to work on a stinker, so it might be time to become more self-aware and break the behaviors that are leading to product suckage.

Why Do We Build Products That Suck?

Is your product unsatisfying to customers? Worse, do you hate working on it? Its one thing for your customers who probably only need to tolerate it for less than an hour or so a day, but you toil away at it for 40+ hours a week. Think about it this way, you spend about 50% of your waking hours working on something that is rotten. No one wants to work on a stinker, so it might be time to become more self-aware and break the behaviors that are leading to product suckage.

Hey Product Managers — Stop Pissing Off The Engineers

So you are the product manager CEO of your domain and the go-to person for everything that matters. Your brain is evenly split between blue sky and rat hole and you know when to be where. You are a rational force and a creative artist. Here are five ways that you may be pissing off your engineering team without even knowing it.

Hey Product Managers — Stop Pissing Off The Engineers

So you are the product manager CEO of your domain and the go-to person for everything that matters. Your brain is evenly split between blue sky and rat hole and you know when to be where. You are a rational force and a creative artist. Here are five ways that you may be pissing off your engineering team without even knowing it.