A coworker of mine is transitioning to a TPM role at my company. This is a new role at my org, and my coworker has never worked as a TPM before and the manager who suggested that he transition to the TPM role has left the company.
I have worked with TPMs in the past so I'm a little familiar with the TPM role at big tech, and so I volunteered to work with him on transitioning to the role. I figured this would be a good way to improve collaboration with my coworkers and improve cross team collaboration.
Are there any resources or deep dives into the TPM role, how to effectively work as a TPM, and how to onboard a TPM?
I browsed through the resources here, and it seems okay: https://www.mariogerard.com/a-definitive-repository-of-everything-tpm/
I have worked with a lot of TPMs in the past, both good and bad. My advice to be an effective TPM is to strive to add value to engineers and let them do their thing. When it comes to the role TPMs play, it's actually quite open-ended. From my understanding, TPMs make the engineering team execution as smooth as possible without concretely touching the code.
I recommend checking this out as well: [Taro Top 10] Project Management