Building Rome(s)

Aadil Maan
This is not the PM newsletter you are looking for (🤖). This is a short, quick, & actionable email in your inbox to help you get better at the art of technical program management (finally!). New issue drops on occasionally on Tuesdays.
Created 25 Jun 2020
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  • Why Hire Technical Program Managers
    12 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    Howdy Tribe - Working at an early stage startup as a Technical Program Manager is an almost impossible opportunity. This space, for non-code delivering roles, is oddly reserved solely for Product Mana...
  • 👩🏽‍💻What is Technical Program Management?
    28 Jul 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    Howdy Tribe - Let’s talk about what exactly is TPM or Technical Program Management - my profession. Technical Program Management is the art of developing an end to end strategy on how to ship a soluti...
  • 🙉 When Broken Becomes Normal Or All About Change
    14 Jul 2021 • 2 min read • 4 0
    There are two moments in a job where one is the most honest about things - the first week on the job, and the last week on the job. All of us walk into a new gig with a healthy sense of curiosity, exc...
  • 🧿 Complexity is not the enemy
    17 May 2021 • 3 min read • 2 0
    Howdy Tribe - It’s Aadil. Lately, I am struggling with how to think and approach complexity within software product development. Most common reaction that I have seen to it is one of fear. A poltergei...
  • 🎛 State & Status
    10 May 2021 • 2 min read • 2 0
    Howdy Tribe, it’s Aadil. First off, Happy Mother’s Day. I believe that everyday belongs to Mothers but once in awhile, its good to make them feel really special. Watching my wife go through her mother...
  • How to create great project plans
    24 Apr 2021 • 2 min read • 3 0
    Hey Tribe, It’s Aadil. In my career, I have been lucky to have worked and learned from some amazing people. My favourite are Product Managers. Why? The really excellent ones are amazing storytellers. ...
  • 40 Common Project Issues, Errors, & Warning Signs To Watch For
    28 Mar 2021 • 4 min read • 3 0
    Hi Tribe - It’s been awhile. Hope you all are staying safe & healthy. I have not had time to think or put aside for writing in awhile. My son turning one year-old and my new role as Director of Progra...
  • Resolving Engineering Disagreements
    19 Jan 2021 • 3 min read • 3 2
    Hey, it’s Aadil. Happy New Year. #2021 is off to an interesting start. I hope you all are staying safe, healthy, and happy. Let’s dive into today’s topic which can be, for many, a frustrating issue. A...
  • By The Readers Issue # 105 - Challenges of Building in BigTech
    30 Dec 2020 • 4 min read • 1 0
    Howdy Tribe - Today's newsletter is going out to 208 (+5) dedicated readers. 🎉😭🙏 This is the last essay for this season. (Dec 1) Lessons On Stakeholder Management For Large Cross-Functional Project...
  • By The Readers Issue # 104 - Power of Tribes - How To Build An Internal Network
    23 Dec 2020 • 4 min read • 4 0
    Howdy Tribe - Today's newsletter is going out to 203 (+8) dedicated readers. 🎉😭🙏 A new milestone!!! Continuing with the series on answering questions from the readers. (Dec 1) Lessons On Stakeholde...
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