Be a Product Owner or Tech Lead, but not both

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Just recently I was put into a role that, 2 years ago, I would have told you I never wanted: Product Owner.

I’ve always been a software engineer. I started my career by being an overachieving developer who wanted to learn as much as he could and make awesome things. I went on to be a full fledged software engineer, lead developer, architect, and then technical lead all in the space of…