Podcast #20 - Jillian Funes: from software development to product management
This podcast episode is with Jillian Funes, technical product manager at Canopy.
Today's episode is with Jillian Funes, Technical product manager at Canopy. We have discussed several topics from how to get into product management, transitioning from software development to product management, difference between project management and product management, and much more!
00:42 Jillian Intro
00:55 What is Canopy and what they offer
02:13 What is the role of a technical product manager
03:13 What is the flow to take a product from planning to development
10:27 Utilizing developer advocates for product ideas + Jillian's experience working with the development team
12:18 Difference between project management and product management
16:16 Estimating technical task issues with non technical product managers
19:06 Consulting the tech lead or CTO for task management for non technical product managers
21:43 Does it make sense to shift from software development to product after working in the industry for 7 years?
29:08 After 9 years of software develop then to product, did it change Jillian's perspective of the software industry?
31:38 Jillian's experience at ArcelorMittal (a Fortune500 company)
34:15 Consideration of entering a corporate job
39:21 Jillian's experience at Payroc, a fintech company
44:00 Should companies hire people who are generalists or specialists?
49:42 Jillian's love for product showed at Payroc, what would happen if she didn't join Payroc? would she transition to product management?
51:39 Bootcamp graduates effect on a product in the perspective of a technical product manager
57:03 Consideration of starting your own startup or playing it safe in the future
01:10:12 Mental health question
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