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Project Engineering Manager Roles and Responsibilities

Project Engineering Manager Roles and Responsibilities
By Aaron Sanders

Project Engineering Manager Roles

  • Ensures the successful completion of Work-in-progress (WIP)
  • Understands the process of product creation

Project Engineering Manager Responsibilities

  • Responsible for rate of production and lead time (what each engineer needs to fulfill their commitment)
  • Responsible for initial high level sizing
  • Works with the architect and the team to prove technical integrity
  • Responsible for conducting forward leaning technology investigations (spikes)
  • Negotiating with architect on technical approaches
  • Removes most bottlenecks
  • Enforces engineering best practices
  • Ensures motivation of their team
  • Assists career development of team members
  • Conducts focals

Aaron Sanders, always in the search for a better way to do business, has learned of Agile early in this decade, and incorporated its principles in his place of work. Recently, he was involved in pushing the definition of Agile to new levels at Yahoo! He is currently collaborating with organizations to steward the emergence of these Agile values and enable widespread adoption. Read the Complete Article

Scrum Product Manager / Product Owner Roles and Responsibilities

Scrum Product Manager / Product Owner Roles and Responsibilities
By Aaron Sanders

Role Definition of the Scrum Product Manager / Product Owner

  • “CEO” of the product
  • Vertical – focus on long and short term product vision of a product line
  • Represents customer’s interest
  • Represents the product to the outside world (Customer)

Responsibilities of the Scrum Product Manager / Product Owner

  • Responsible for market, business case, and competitive analysis
  • Responsible for long and short term product vision
  • Responsible for ROI and Net Profit
  • Prioritizes features for releases based upon expected ROI
  • Writes Acceptance Criteria
  • Writes user stories
  • Makes tradeoff decisions between scope (value in Expected ROI) and schedule (higher operating expense in longer release cycles)

Challenges facing the Scrum Product Manager / Product Owner

  • Resisting the temptation to “manage” the team. The team may not self-organize in the way you would expect it to. This is especially challenging if some team members request your intervention with issues the team should sort out for itself.
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