Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I trust TPMify?

TPMify’s mission is to help you reach your goals faster through a planned strategic approach. I founded TPMify to share with you the wealth of knowledge, tips and tricks that I have accumulated over my 20 years of experience working in high tech companies like Meta and Cruise. On multiple occasions, I have been one of the first TPMs on the team and managed strategic launches of challenging products. I created frameworks and built teams from the ground up to help my organizations scale. I intentionally shifted technical domains which helped adapt to new environments with a short runway. 

 

Career and Interview Coaching

What is a TPM?

A Technical Program Manager (TPM) is a special type of program management role often found in the tech industry. Read more here.  

 

I don’t have any program management experience. Can I still transition to the TPM role?

Yes, definitely. You can take courses or find projects in your existing role to build your program management fundamentals and skills. Here’s a few tips

 

I do not have a technical background? Can I still become a TPM?

Yes, for sure. With the right preparation, you can build the technical expertise required to transition to the TPM role. 

 

Do you offer a structured course for interview preparation?

We offer interview coaching and preparation services that cover the full lifecycle of an interview from resume building to mock interviews and negotiation. Sessions are personalized to your needs and where you may be in the process. We will provide you with resources to perform self-study outside of the coaching time. Contact Us to learn more. 

 

Do I have to be a TPM to sign up for coaching or interviewing services?

No, you do not have to be a TPM. Based on your goals, we can personalize the coaching program to meet your needs.

 

How is Coaching different from Mentoring?

While there are many similarities and differences between Coaching and Mentoring; both are beneficial depending on your needs. Coaching is a more formal and structured relationship and often defined as partnership with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. The process of coaching often unlocks previously untapped sources of imagination, productivity and leadership. 

 

I can get mentoring for free from colleagues. Why are you charging for coaching?

Both mentoring and coaching can be beneficial depending on your needs. Coaching is a more formal and structured relationship and often defined as partnership with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. The process of coaching often unlocks previously untapped sources of imagination, productivity and leadership. 

 

How are your TPM interview prep sessions different from other services out there?

Most services out there are standardized course structures that provide you the basics to help you interview for a TPM role. They may even provide you with a list of possible questions asked in different FAANG interviews. 

TPMify focuses on you, your strengths and values to maximize your potential. We personalize our interview prep sessions to meet your needs. We believe that building confidence and truly becoming a competent TPM will help you crack any interview. 

 

What kind of packages do you offer?

We offer various packages which can be personalized to meet your needs. You can sign up for hourly, monthly or yearly packaged sessions. Contact Us to set up an introductory call and learn about which packages would provide you the most benefit. 

 

Do you provide any discounts if I sign up for multiple sessions?

Yes, we offer discounts depending on the frequency and duration of the coaching packages. Contact Us to learn more.  

 

I am not sure I have the budget to spend on coaching. Can you reduce your prices?

Our goal is to maximize your personal and professional potential. The process of coaching often unlocks previously untapped sources of imagination, productivity and leadership. When you get coaching, you accelerate your personal and professional development which leads to better opportunities and financial gains. People who invest in interview coaching get a 10x to 30x return.    

 

What if I am not satisfied with the coaching sessions?

We strive to provide the best with our services. If you are not satisfied and want to cancel future sessions, we will offer you a refund when notified in advance in accordance with the cancelation policies mentioned in your coaching agreement. 

 

Do you guarantee results? 

Coaching is a collaboration and both sides (Coach and Client) have responsibilities. Based on the conversation, there is usually an action that needs to be taken by the Client. As the Client, you will be in control of your results. As the Coach, we guarantee availability, support and guidance to maximize your potential.
 

Business Consulting

 

Why should we hire you as a consultant?

I am an experienced Technical Program Management leader with over 20 years of experience in high-tech software domains like Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Ad tech and education tech. I have worked in highly cross-functional environments at Startups and Big-Tech (Facebook/Meta, Cruise) managing complex ambiguous programs. Millions of people (Consumers and Enterprises) are using the products that I have helped launch. 

On multiple occasions, I have been one of the first TPMs on the team where I created and implemented lightweight frameworks to help my organizations scale. I built strong teams from the ground up that helped increase team productivity, provided visibility to executive leadership and increased predictability in the systems. With multiple domain shifts, I can adapt to new environments with a short runway and produce results quickly.

Specifically, my experience listed below can help you scale and reach your business goals in the desired timeline. 

  • Organization/team design, structure and setup

  • Hiring, interviewing and onboarding

  • Project and process management (Agile management, OKR goals, risk management, tools, templates etc…)

 

What can you do for my company?

As part of our Business Consulting Services, we can help bootstrap critical programs to launch on time, set up new processes to provide visibility and predictability and hire and onboard top talent to establish new TPM org. Contact Us to set up an introductory call to discuss your needs. 

 

What is your rate per hour? 

Our rate is dependent on a variety of factors including the project complexity, requirements, timeline and more. Contact Us to discuss your needs. We can then establish a pricing that is right for the consulting duration. 

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