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What is the Role of a Technical Program Manager (TPM)? | Duties and Skills

Exponent2022-05-16
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The video explores the role of a Technical Program Manager (TPM), highlighting the importance of a technical background for strategic decision-making and program development. TPMs oversee interconnected projects within a program's life cycle, collaborating with engineers, product managers, and stakeholders. Success as a TPM requires technical aptitude, strategic thinking, and strong leadership skills to drive long-term business impact. As companies grow, the demand for TPMs will increase to ensure effective team collaboration and program execution.

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The role of a Technical Program Manager (TPM) is becoming increasingly popular in businesses.
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TPMs must have a technical background to make strategic decisions and develop technical programs.
TPMs are responsible for managing program success, ensuring timely delivery, and aligning with business goals.
They work cross-functionally with engineers, product managers, and stakeholders.
TPMs oversee all aspects of interconnected projects within a program's life cycle, distinguishing them from project managers.
Key Highlights of Technical Program Managers (TPMs)
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TPMs must possess strong technical aptitude, strategic thinking, and people skills to succeed.
They are responsible for understanding their organization's technical aspects, developing program roadmaps, and leading teams effectively.
TPMs need a strong understanding of business goals, risk management abilities, communication skills, and leadership qualities.
As companies grow, the demand for TPMs will increase to ensure successful and cross-functional team collaboration.