Summary: Fundamentals of a Technical Program Manager

Let's summarize what we learned about the fundamentals of the technical program manager role.

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In this chapter, we discussed the fundamentals of being a TPM. We started by explaining where the TPM overlaps with the generalized PM and program management, and we touched on the basics of the technical aspect of our specialization. Then, we examined the TPM role specifically to see what makes us thrive and found that drive, clarity, and being a communication bridge sets us apart from our colleagues. Next, we expanded our view to look more closely into how our specialties overlap with the job families around us and across the industry.

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