Right now I'm product owner of a software product with other 3 developers, an architect and a product manager. I'm concerned that the product manager is too focused on having the product on time, up to the point that is affecting the technical quality and even our ability to deliver on time.
- when discussing how to implement a new feature we presented several options for discussion. When I mentioned that option Red would give us other features for free she jumped in saying than then we must ignore it, because we must deliver soon. She ignored the fact that Red was too the simplest/faster/safer to implement and test.
- on the same meeting, I presented the option Blue, the favorite of our architect (he was on vacations). But ten seconds into it she mention too complex, we have to deliver soon and asked for next.
- I discovered that we inherited a component with "warnings disabled". After panicking I wrote three stories for fixing it, and sent a mail to the team to discuss how to handle it. But on the meeting she started yelling no no no, that it wasn't a feature to deliver and that why I'm writing those things... We didn't discussed the issue, and it goes to the bottom of backlog, although our architect mentioned after that it was important there is nothing we can do about it.
And everything in a single week, and I don't know how to handle it, both personally (I'm having nightmares and sleep issues because of this) and at work. I guess that I could discuss it with my manager but I'm not sure it is a good idea.