CEO of the Product. Product "owner". "The Business". With terms like these, it is no wonder that the relationship between Product Managers and Engineers can be contentious at times.
Better products get built when teams are collaborating and working together across disciplines. Product managers and engineers provide needed balance to each other. But too often the balance gets shifted and an "us vs them" mentality emerges. The lack of trust erodes collaboration and keeps teams from operating at a high-performance level. This talk aims to address some common misconceptions about product managers, and discuss how product managers and engineers can work better together to reach a common goal - building products people love.