My name is Aadil, and I write Building Romes - a newsletter on all things Technical Program Management.

I have spent 11 years (and still going) driving software and hardware programs at some of techs biggest names - Apple, Google, Blackberry, Nike.

At present, I am Senior Engineering Program Manager at Humane leading the Services EPM Team, building the next leap in personal computing.

This experience has taught me a lot about building software and hardware and I want to share those learnings with you.


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You get actionable knowledge on how to think, build, and innovate like big tech companies every week in your inbox.

My goal is to help you become a better Technical Program Manager and Engineering Leader under 5mins a week.

To get you started and excited, here is the full archives of my essays.

In the future, I have plans to expand the content to templates, books, and other resourceful things to help you become a Great Technical Program Manager and Leader.

Here are some of my more Most Read pieces to get your started:

Building Rome(s)
👩🏽‍💻What is Technical Program Management?
Howdy Tribe - Let’s talk about what exactly is TPM or Technical Program Management - my profession. Technical Program Management is the art of developing an end to end strategy on how to ship a solution to a problem of varying technical scale, complexity, and ambiguous definition, in…
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Building Rome(s) - Newsletter on All Things TPM
BA (22/52): How Apple Plans Software (A Visual Guide)
I get asked a lot about how we did project management at Apple. I was at Apple from 2012 to 2017. With every iOS release, we improved upon the process. Somewhere in those years, we merged the iOS and macOS engineering teams into a unified SW Engineering Org (Post Scot Forstall departure) which meant merging of the project management methodologies and PM…
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Building Rome(s)
How To Stay Flat Like Apple and Innovate
Howdy Readers - Welcome to the 26 new sign ups since my last essay, the most sign-ups ever recorded. Yay!! The tribe keeps on growing. 🤯🙏🏼🙌🏼🥳🎉🎊🍾🍻…
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Building Rome(s)
BRS-002: The Hedgehog, The Fox, The Engineering Mindset
Steve Jobs said - that the best ideas emerge from the intersection of technology and the humanities. My intention with this newsletter is to keep my writing within this intersection. I will not bore you with building project plans, or explain how to run effective meetings, no, far smarter and better people than me have done this already…
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Building Rome(s)
By The Readers Issue # 103 - The Sprint Plan - 2, 6, or 8
Howdy Tribe - Today's newsletter is going out to 195 dedicated readers. Continuing with the series on answering questions from the readers. (Dec 1) Lessons On Stakeholder Management For Large Cross-Functional Projects (Dec 8) Psychology of Project Management: Leading Without Authority…
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Why “Building Rome(s)”? That’s weird.

The saying goes, Rome wasn’t built in a day. That is true of any platform, product, and service. It starts with a spark, an idea that is molded over time into something extraordinary. I have been lucky in my career to have had opportunities to build many Romes at some of the biggest names in Tech.

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Aadil Maan
I have tons of TPM stories! Currently, @humane building the next leap in personal computing //Ex-@nike @Google @apple @blackberry //Angel investing. 🇵🇰🇨🇦🇺🇸