What is a Technical Product Manager, Anyway? – MindTheProduct

In reality, the term Technical Product Manager describes a person, not a role.  Specifically, it describes a Product Manager who has a technical background and works on a technology product.  It does notdescribe a Product Manager who needs to actually perform technical tasks, such as software architecting and coding.  The same goes for a Product Development Manager.  They are not actually developing the product—they are performing a Product Management role in close coordination with a Software Development Team.

In short, for a company to get the most value from the role, Product Managers must focus on product management, not development.  But some Product Managers need to understand the company’s technology at a deep level and interface with the Development Team in order to successfully lead the strategy for the product.

 What is a Technical Product Manager, Anyway? – MindTheProduct.