Sympathy for the Product Manager

Ops people – even DevOps people! – and product managers don’t always see eye-to-eye. (You want how many nines?!?) In my 20+ year career, I’ve been a sysadmin, a product manager, and everything in between. In this talk, I’ll call out some of the tensions between these groups, and propose some techniques for working together toward common goals. There will be lots of snark about how product people are awful, sugarcoated with some touchy-feely stuff about how to make peace. But mostly: Let’s face it, we’re awful, too.



Dave Stanke

I’m a DevOps Advocate for Google Cloud Platform. My job is about talking with DevOps practitioners: listening to stories, telling stories, sharing a healthy cry. Prior to Google, I was the CTO of ...