About the podcast guest
Parth Sareen is a software engineer and has worked in energy products at Tesla, machine learning at Deloitte, and development at Apple. He is currently doing a bachelors of applied science at the university of Waterloo, and working in product management for Siri at Apple.
In this episode we cover frameworks regrading leadership and how to delegate tasks to team members. How to identify and solve problems within companies via the lens of both a product manager and software engineer. Parth’s experience presenting the framework he made for Apple on-device machine learning to more than 70 directors, engineers, data scientists and product managers at Apple and more!
Some Questions We Ask
- Knowing how to be a leader and delegate tasks is a very important skill at any company and from being managed to now managing your own team at Siri, what qualities make a good leader and a good team member?
- I know the Siri product management role is super new but what is the highlight of your job and what is something about your position that you find difficult/ you don't enjoy as much?
- Is there anything that sparked your passion for technology and software and what motivates you to continue learning about the latest tech news?
- With technology advancements moving so fast how do you stay up to date? Do you have any good learning outlet recommendations for people who may want to get into tech or at least stay updated with the latest news?
- You presented the framework you made for Apple on-device machine learning to more than 70 directors, engineers, data scientists and product managers at Apple. What did you learn from the experience? Did you use any frameworks when making your presentation to showcase the technical depth of your project as well as its impact on the company going forward.
Often times what you are going to do as a project manager is be like, I feel this to be a problem and I don’t know why so you are going to look if there is any relevant data that you can draw insights from to help support your intuition. So, a good project manager will have a good sense of the product and will have a very strong sense of the market. So, let's say there is a problem in a product that you are using or a product you are working on and you feel like it is a problem but you don’t know if there is data to support that you go find it or you go collect that data to make sure you can support your hypothesis. So, the way I see it project management is about defining a very clear hypothesis, understanding the problem space well, and then going about finding the data to support or disprove your hypothesis.
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