Six technical practices you should know about

Kara It seems ignorance is bliss for many in tech companies but it really doesn't matter if you're a product manager, a product marketing manager, or a product owner, there are six technical practices you should know about: Version control, Continuous integration, Automated testing, Refactoring, Simple design, and Collective code ownership. If you're in a tech role--or work with technical people-- you should understand these concepts, and make sure they're in use by your team. (Oh, and also, you need to know the characters of Battlestar. Of course, you already know Star Trek and Star Wars.) (Plus, who Douglas Adams is.)
Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson was a founding instructor at Pragmatic Institute, a role he held for more than 15 years before he left to start Under10 Playbook. In his return to Pragmatic Institute, Steve supports the complete learning path for product teams, ensuring they are fully armed for success. 

Over the course of his career, Steve has helped thousands of companies and tens of thousands of product professionals implement product management processes. He has worked in the high-tech arena since 1981, rising through the ranks from product manager to chief marketing officer. Steve has experience in technical, sales and marketing management positions at companies that specialize in both hardware and software. In addition, he is an author, speaker and advisor on product strategy and product management.

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