Org Templates, Engineering, Product

Technical Program Management Template: Centralized Model

Expert author: Aadil Maan

This is part of a set of four Technical Program Management topologies provided by guest community contributor, Aadil Maan.

About the TPM Centralized model

Aadil describes this model in his blogpost, "TPM Team Topology - Pt. 1." Below is an excerpt:

"Overview: Technical Program Management exists as a central office reporting directly to the SVP of Engineering. All TPMs report into the Head of Technical Program Management Office (TPMO) and may have layers of managers of TPMs depending on the org size. Each TPM team or IC in the TPMO supports a particular aspect, team, component within the engineering organization (most common is supporting an any number of engineering teams).

Operational Mandate: These centralized TPMO’s typically own release management, shared org processes and frameworks (think agile project management), and support the execution of the roadmap at a tactical level by the engineering teams, provide insights and lead leadership in roadmap development and strategic planning activities.

Companies Where I Have Seen This: Apple, Google (Android)

About this template

Above is a fully interactive template. You can navigate around, drill in and even make changes. If you plan to save changes you make, you'll need to create an account with Functionly. If you already have an account, login to Functionly in a different tab, then come back and refresh this page and choose "duplicate scenario" in the template below.

Who might use this template?

Engineering Leaders, Technical Program Managers, Product Managers, Business Leaders. This is also applicable to anyone interested in the role of TPM.

What's included in this template?

Org structure Yes
Roles Yes
Accountabilities No
Responsibilities Yes
Job Descriptions Yes (exportable)
Compensation / Salary data No



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