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Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Effective Collaboration Between Product and Engineering - Tudor Munteanu, Aizon

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Product Management and Engineering have rocky relationships that go beyond just product development. PMs focus on user experience, engineers on the code. With no proper collaborative effort between the two mediocre products are a typical outcome. In this episode, we talk about differences between product managers and engineers. Tudor explains and gives examples why product engineers and product managers work closely together. He also talks about his role in a highly regulated pharmaceutical space, data validation process and product biases.

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About Tudor Munteanu
Tudor is originally from Romania, but lives in Barcelona. Before becoming a VP of Operations and Strategic Initiatives at Aizon he was a subject matter expert on Google Cloud platform working for SELLBYTEL Group.

0:00 | Introduction to Tudor Munteanu
0:49 | How has the experience of relocating from Romania to Barcelona been for Tudor
2:08 | What is Aizon, and what product offerings does it offer
3:25 | Mechanisms company put in place to ensure a higher percentage of accurate data is collected
6:01 | Managing data validation process
7:20 | How Tudor has created product flexibility
9:17| What clients look for in product
12:00 | Who is a product engineer?
12:41 | Why should product engineers and product managers work closely together
14:07| Skills that product engineers should have to develop vast knowledge
15:19 | Which industries require unity of product management and product engineering
16:37 | Domain Driven Designs and why it must be implemented in companies
19:53 | Wrong product practices that don’t give success
21:04 | Functional debt vs. technical debt in software development
22:31 | A step in product development that is commonly skipped
24:02 | Product bias that affects product performance
27:14 | Golden nuggets from Tudor

“Barcelona is emerging to be an overall technology hub in Europe.” [0:52]
“Sticking to a particular standard is a better way to manage the data validation process on a product.” [6:07]
“Product engineers and product managers should, in most cases, work close to ensure a successful product.” [12:32]
“Don’t chase the output. Manage the outcome.” [25:34]

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