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CPTO? yes or not
What is this new trend? Right now seems a very popular topic, that talks about to not divide product from tech and other way around.
pinchito and so others discussed this same topic about how that affects when there is some conflict while taking some decision and finally CEO, up in command needs to act without having any background or knowledge about.
How that role will affect us? How we can convince our boss?
We had a very fruitful discussion some months ago, summarized here (in Spanish): https://pinchito.es/2022/quien-lleva-roadmap-producto. In a nutshell: builders must know what they are building, and why. Most product people should be embedded in squads, just like devs, sysadmins or QAs; and they should be under the same management structure as the rest. Having separate structures for technology and product leads to the inevitable divide we often see in product companies. And, at least in technology companies, engineering must set the way forward. Therefore: CTPO.