Org Templates, Engineering, Product

Technical Program Management Template: Ephemeral 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 Ephermeral model

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

"Overview: A variation of the centralized topology, TPMs are the execution/tactical arm of the Product Organization. The TPMs are hired and report under the Product Management leadership.

Operational Mandate: In this TPMO’s may own release management at the org level, maintain shared org processes and frameworks (think agile project management), and support the execution of the roadmap at a tactical level by the engineering teams.

In another scenario, the TPMs may go from large projects to large projects driving them to execution and may not necessarily be accountable for supporting a particular team as the team TPM. They may work along side product leaders providing support for entire product areas and/or lines.

Companies Where I Have Seen This: Nike; Shopify



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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