There’s a narrative that engineers don’t like PMs.
I’ve heard stories back from the early days of Google.
Larry Page didn’t want any managers. He just wanted a group of engineers all working for the CEO.
As a Google PM, I felt like I needed to prove myself to the engineers I work with. I had this role, but I had to prove I deserved it.
I wanted to show them I could get into the weeds. Understand the technical trade offs of a decision. That I was capable of understanding their concerns.