What does a Platform PM do?

Been seeing a ton of Platform PM jobs and it got me inquisitive. Attempting to comprehend the job of a stage PM so have a couple of inquiries

How is a Platform PM job unique in relation to a customary PM job. Do they work any other way, have various obligations?

How measurements treats Platform PM job own or screen

How does a stage PM communicate with say a front-end or some other PM in the co.


Following a year as a stage PM, apparently you attempt get your partners to cooperate and work from a typical base, either character, Integration model, information model or whatever your association thinks about a stage.

I observed I went through a large portion of my time on earth attempting to cudgel arrangement into a bunch of obtained items for our clients not learning various stunts to do exactly the same things in better places…

Added: additionally, going about as a TPM and empowering things like cloud relocation, reasonable, or if nothing else viable structures, normalizing to APIs and such, so the set feels signed up.


Any good resources you brush up on or stay up to date with?


I read a ton… I attempt prepare 2hr every day into industry research, seeing contenders, substitutes or even individuals who may utilize comparative designing styles. I have a tech enough foundation that it’s not difficult for me to do.

In the event that you’re not happy talking structurally, or at a low level with engineers, then, at that point, take a few courses, similar to Harvards CS50x (free), udacity CS101 or comparative. They’ll assist with establishing you nuts and bolts and language. It helps in the event that you can code, regardless of whether just fundamentally and not in a creation sense.

Pay attention to your designers and architects, converse with your tasks groups and get what alternate routes or bottlenecks exist. Research client cross-over between items on the stage. Comprehend center skills for every items plan of action, and what is center to the business, yet setting for every item. The supporting positions are probably going to be stage components, particularly assuming you have cross-over between purchasers/clients. What issues exist in that space? Character or access the board? Combinations? Information model? There’s likewise a heap of IT Ops or Dev issues that are probably going to exist, where you can add esteem by holding cost or intricacy down for context oriented movement.


They’re responsible for the core infrastructure/tooling that the company builds on to offer their products or services to customers.

The responsibilities included building operational tooling to better solve/root cause issues, tools for specific business units so they could do their jobs with more data or more efficiently, rearchitecting our back end tables to allow for faster and more reliable analytics, etc.

You may also partner heavily with specific business units on their goals as well. For instance, I would work with our Fulfillment team to reduce defects and improve customer experience through on-time deliveries, etc. because those metrics required a lot of back-end changes as opposed to putting a new modal or button on our website.

Your metrics could be things like availability and latency or more business-focused metrics but depends on the role and business goals.

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As a platform pm you broke the fundamental tools that other teams will build on top of. So you spend time understanding their roadmap and finding the common technical problems they face and trying to build consistent solutions.

Can you build common patterns and technology that helps your company build solutions faster because there is an easy path for storage, ci/cd, identity, resources?