Ingo Wiegand

Ingo Wiegand

Vice President of Product Management - Safety, Samsara

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Ingo Wiegand
Ingo Wiegand
Samsara Vice President of Product Management - SafetyMarch 31
* At a high-level, I usually like to think about the somewhat simplistic delineation that PMs decide ‘what’ to build, while engineers deliver the ‘how’. * Ultimately, prioritization comes back to thinking about the ‘return on an engineering investment’. PMs provide the ‘return’ (i.e., ......Read More
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Ingo Wiegand
Ingo Wiegand
Samsara Vice President of Product Management - SafetyMarch 31
* I generally like to break product problems into smaller, independent pieces to help me more effectively prioritize and isolate critical ‘must do’ work * One potential way to approach a problem decomposition like this is to think of three distinct categories of feature work: a) items ......Read More
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Ingo Wiegand
Ingo Wiegand
Samsara Vice President of Product Management - SafetyMarch 31
* Generally, I think about three fundamental dimensions in product development: time, scope, and resourcing. You will never be able to force all three to your liking, in most cases you will pick two, which in turn determine the third: * If you have a team with a given size and you p......Read More
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Ingo Wiegand
Ingo Wiegand
Samsara Vice President of Product Management - SafetyMarch 31
* I’m a strong believer in product/feature teams owning their deliverables end to end, which includes not only product definition and development, but also testing and validation. * This is even more important in an early-stage environment, where moving quickly means engineers will nee......Read More
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Ingo Wiegand
Ingo Wiegand
Samsara Vice President of Product Management - SafetyMarch 31
* The right PM to Eng ratio depends on a couple of different factors, many of which can from my perspective be boiled down to 1) the overall stage and scale of the company and 2) the nature of the product you are working on. Given those dependencies, it also makes sense to revisit this ......Read More
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Ingo Wiegand
Ingo Wiegand
Samsara Vice President of Product Management - SafetyMarch 31
* The first question I would ask is whether PM and engineering have aligned upfront on a mutually agreed-upon definition of the problem to be solved and the definition of success. * In my experience, engineers don’t just slip in features for no reason, but there might be other failure ......Read More
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Vice President of Product Management - Safety at Samsara
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