两本书启发授权were written to try to explain and encourage the best practices of the best product companies. I have long argued that there is a remarkable gap between how the best companies work, and the rest.

我一直跨越两个世界。我仍然生动地记得是惠普实验室的工程师,用于其他软件工程师的工具,在我的第一个客户访问期间,我们的客户如何(这些不同公司的工程师)之间的差异震惊。必威体育黑钱的吗?

I didn’t have the vocabulary then to describe everything I was seeing, and I certainly hadn’t identified a taxonomy of the different types of product teams, but I could describe to you the differences in tools, equipment, methods, processes, roles and responsibilities, education and management styles.

但是,直到出版本文产品团队与特征团队然后,当我在书中阐述这一概念的时候,赋权,越来越差异真的开始与人们共鸣。

The good news is that I feel like people are truly starting to understand just how significant these ways of working are. The bad news is that this has led to some truly bizarre conversations.

Over just the past two weeks alone, I have talked with several people at different pure feature team companies that have told me, in so many words, that the empowered product teams I describe sound like some mythical and utopian world, which can’t possibly exist in reality.

Yet in these same two weeks, I’ve also spoken to people at strong product companies working in empowered product teams, that have asked me why in the world I would spend so much energy talking about these feature team companies, that they have never seen, and can’t imagine why anyone would want to run their company that way, and further, why anyone would want to work there? When I tell them that not only do they exist, they’re clearly the majority, they think I’m exaggerating.

对于这么少的可见性和理解,对另一边的样子是什么,它真的难怪有很多噪音和困惑的产品的作用,以及为什么大多数“数字转换”都快速走了。

我得到的最常见问题之一是从人们那里相信赋权产品团队是真实的,而且它是如何工作的,现在他们试图弄清楚最好的公司加入。这就是我写这篇文章的原因选择在哪里工作

An interesting follow-on question I’ve received from more than a few people is: “I’ve got an offer from [some well-known strong product company] but they want me to come on as an individual contributor, but I have been a product leader for many years and this would be a major demotion for me.”

当然,某个时候这个问题是人们错误地将产品经理与产品领导者等同起来,他们没有成为强大公司意味着的产品的领导者。必威体育黑钱的吗?

但这些人真正一直是产品领导者 - 董事或产品副总裁的大部分时间。在这种情况下,我解释了几乎肯定的事情。

虽然您可能有几年的产品经验,但该公司并不知道该体验的性质。他们需要确保您知道如何在授权的产品团队上工作。

事实上,他们可以制作的最糟糕的错误之一是雇用一个不知道好的产品的领导者,并将最终向他们负责教练和发展的人传播不良行为。

我所知道的每家公司有时会犯下这个错误(我也有),这是一个非常昂贵的错误,特别是当它不快识别和纠正时。

所以,他们更愿意雇用你作为个人贡献者,并了解你真正知道多少。如果你很好,你几乎肯定会迅速推进。如果没有,你会有机会学会真正的好看法。

更广泛的组织认为,更广泛的组织认为,晋升的人民广泛被广泛被接受,因为它们的角色非常强烈。

不是每个人都愿意让这个赌注自己(并且可能吸收相关的薪酬),但我知道许多人,并且大多数人都被奖励了。

在任何情况下,我都会继续尝试突出最好和剩下的差异,并尽我所能帮助人们实现最佳进步。

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