From Startup to Enterprise Product Manager: Is Bigger Always Better?

Mind the Product

Observations of a B2C startup product manager working in enterprise. A startup, finding its feet and learning how to stand, should by certain logic be less wise, less capable and less developed than its older, wiser counterparts. This means a change in approach for product managers operating in startup and corporate environments. The post From Startup to Enterprise Product Manager: Is Bigger Always Better?

How can Enterprise Product Managers Attain Maximum Insight From Limited Datapoints?

Mind the Product

Not surprisingly, when you’re looking for customer validation for B2B products, there simply aren’t as many datapoints to draw from in enterprise product management as there are for consumer products. Therefore, every interaction counts and your enterprise sales force becomes one of your closest allies when gathering requirements and validating product assumptions. Aspiring enterprise product managers often tell me that collecting a robust customer sample is difficult.

The Enterprise Design Conundrum

The Product Coalition

Enterprise software is in the middle of a design-led revolution. Intuitive interfaces have entered our enterprise lives, much more striking in similarity to their consumer app cousins. Enterprise product management, however, is a mindset change.

Why building for enterprises may seem like feeding an elephant?

The Product Coalition

Understanding how B2B product management is a different ball game altogether Product folks who have worked on the early stage enterprise products may relate with the title. Building an enterprise product is a whole lot different from building a consumer product.

Palo Alto, 22 May: Understanding Enterprise Product Companies

Mironov Consulting

What: Understanding Enterprise Product Companies. Companies building enterprise tech products are different from companies building mass consumer tech. Product Management Upcoming Events consumer design enterprise experiments product management tech organization

The Lean Startup Trap

The Product Coalition

The Big 3 ‘Lean Startup’ Mistakes Companies Still Make Are you spending a ridiculous amount of time working on a product, and getting nowhere? If this sounds like you, you’re probably stuck in the lean startup trap. Lean startup sucks at discovering your customer needs.

Innovation, SaaS, and Enterprise: Announcing the First Three Speakers for #mtpcon London!

Mind the Product

We’re delighted to announce our first three speakers, who will share their unique insights on building products in SaaS, how to be more creative and innovative, and how to change enterprise culture; Tickets are on sale now!

a16z Podcast: When Organic Growth Goes Enterprise

Andrew Chen

It brings together all the growth levers: Viral growth, performance advertising, consumer growth techniques – but also inbound marketing, enterprise sales, etc., There’s a spectrum that goes from Atlassian (all self-serve, no enterprise sales team) all the way to a traditional enterprise company like Oracle. Startups have to choose where they want to play, and what organization they want to build. The consumerization and developerization of B2B.

The ABCs of Product – Melissa Perri on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

I see a lot of product managers from an enterprise company go, ‘Hey, I’m gonna work at a startup, it’s gonna be awesome’ And then they get in there and they go ‘Holy crap, what happened?

Killing Zombies – Lisa Long on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

Lily enjoys working as a consultant product manager with early stage and growing startups and as a mentor to other product managers. Lily has spent 13 years in the tech industry working mainly with startups in the SaaS and mobile space.

What No One Tells You bout Being a Product Manager at an Early Stage Startup

The Product Coalition

What No One Tells You About Being a Product Manager at an Early Stage Startup Over a year ago, I asked around, searched for books or articles, went to several talks but found very little advice on being a product manager at an early-stage startup.

How important is product management for your startup?

The Product Coalition

So the product management is the only one function that is offering business startups the significant advantages such as in setting up business objectives, targeting markets to deliver measurable products and services, and prioritizing the goals of startups.

Required reading for marketplace startups: The 20 best essays

Andrew Chen

The current generation of marketplace startups has been incredibly successful. We look at a lot of marketplace startups at Andreessen Horowitz @a16z – and we fund a lot of them! The post Required reading for marketplace startups: The 20 best essays appeared first on andrewchen

Kentico Cloud uses productboard to grow their enterprise marketing solution

ProductBoard

productboard helps startups structure their MVPs When Brano Sandala moved from product design to product management, his organization, Kentico , was in the middle of a major transition. success-story technology marketing startup product-management

2018 essay collection on growth metrics, marketplaces, viral growth in the enterprise, and more (PDF included)

Andrew Chen

The red flags and magic numbers that investors look for in your startup’s metrics – 80 slide deck included! Consumer startups are awesome, and here’s what I’m looking for at a16z (70 slide deck). How startups die from their addiction to paid marketing.

How To Say No – Gabrielle Bufrem on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

Lily enjoys working as a consultant product manager with early-stage and growing startups and as a mentor to other product managers. Lily has spent 13 years in the tech industry working mainly with startups in the SaaS and mobile space.

9 essential sales steps you need to grow your SaaS startup

Inside Intercom

In the early stages of most SaaS startups’ lives, the CEO or founder often acts as the initial head of sales. or doing nothing, is usually the main competitor faced by enterprise sales-people.).

Hedging Your Bets – Lucie McLean on the Product Experience

Mind the Product

Lily enjoys working as a consultant product manager with early stage and growing startups and as a mentor to other product managers. Lily has spent 13 years in the tech industry working mainly with startups in the SaaS and mobile space.

How to Influence Without Power – Tim Herbig on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

Lily enjoys working as a consultant product manager with early stage and growing startups and as a mentor to other product managers. Lily has spent 13 years in the tech industry working mainly with startups in the SaaS and mobile space.

Dear CEO, Innovation Starts with a Good Product Manager

Mind the Product

I’ve worked for more than a decade in product management with Fortune 500 companies and startups, and I realize I’m seeing a scary pattern. Product managers are only hired after the innovation or startup teams get concepts or funding approved. You would think that someone holding this position would be leading innovation teams or startups, but the problem lies in companies justifying the investment for the role. According to CB Insights, this is 42% of startups.

A Better Shipyard – Joff Redfern on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

Lily enjoys working as a consultant product manager with early stage and growing startups and as a mentor to other product managers. Lily has spent 13 years in the tech industry working mainly with startups in the SaaS and mobile space.

The Product Mensch – Rich Mironov on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

Lily enjoys working as a consultant product manager with early stage and growing startups and as a mentor to other product managers. Lily has spent 13 years in the tech industry working mainly with startups in the SaaS and mobile space.

How to Master Innovation (without the) Labs

Mind the Product

Metered funding is a tried and tested practice that is commonplace in the world of startups.

What is, and what isn’t, a Tech Startup

Bogdan Coman Says

Lifestyle entrepreneurship, tech startup, scale-up, IT&C company, or just a regular business… You can easily be lost in translation. At that time, the term startup didn’t exist. We built a real software development team and a reliable end-to-end enterprise product. startup

Learning to Unlearn – Barry O’Reilly on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

Read his books – Unlearn and Lean Enterprise. Lily enjoys working as a consultant product manager with early-stage and growing startups and as a mentor to other product managers. Read his books – Unlearn and Lean Enterprise. *

What’s the Secret to Becoming a Great Product Manager?

Mind the Product

This gap can be amplified by switching industries or by the rare occurrence of alternating between consumer and enterprise product management, which can be disruptive to a product manager’s professional development and career.

Consumer startups are awesome, and here’s what I’m looking for at a16z (70 slide deck)

Andrew Chen

Dear readers, I’m often asked- so what kind of startups are you investing in at Andreessen Horowitz? The most exciting new technologies coming around the corner, and how to evaluate them for producing new startups. Above: New technology has always captivated consumers!

Product Management in Small vs Large organizations

The Product Coalition

What to expect if you are a Product Manager in Enterprises vs Startups Startup vs Enterprise This article represents my opinions based on personal experiences working at large MNCs, mid-size companies as well as startups.

A New Day in Analytics for Seed Stage Startups

Amplitude

Startup founders and product leaders are building the future. Building startups is hard and getting harder. It’s important to us that the full power of our behavioral analytics solution is accessible to seed stage startups and builders of software products everywhere so that they can get to product market fit faster. Today, we are excited to launch a 90% scholarship for seed stage startups to our complete behavioral analytics platform for millions more events per month.

Innovation is Broken by Janice Fraser

Mind the Product

This is why every enterprise organisation is trying to innovate through innovation labs, accelerators, incubators, digital transformation programs, 20% time, and more. Unlike startups these inside entrepreneurs aren’t starting from zero – they have a core company they can leverage.

Alpha’s fresh funding and on-demand insights platform is enabling every Fortune 500 to experiment like startups

AlphaHQ

This has been especially crippling at the world’s largest enterprises, where the process can take months; much too slow in today’s real-time climate where nimbler companies like Amazon disrupt a different industry daily.

The red flags and magic numbers that investors look for in your startup’s metrics – 80 slide deck included!

Andrew Chen

Growing startups and evaluating startups share common skills. Earlier this year, I joined Andreessen Horowitz as a General Partner, where I focus on a broad spectrum of consumer startups: marketplaces, entertainment/media, and social platforms. Startups aren’t spreadsheets.

Same but Different: Launching Products at an Established Company

Mind the Product

There are lots of resources to help startups through their first product launch (if you haven’t found them yet, try looking here ). But what if you don’t work for a startup? Enterprise Product Management General Product Design Product Development Process Product Management Characteristics Product Development product launch product management Product Management Skills Product Planning product support

How Can Car Rental Product Managers Deal With Upstarts?

The Accidental Product Manager

As you can well imagine this is not going over well with the product managers at Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Hertz. At the state level, more rules are being enacted to make the startups look more like the established firms in ways such as paying sales tax.

For Black Ops, a few chatbots created a reputation. Listening to customers made it a business.

Mixpanel

By 2015, Matthew Black was a veteran of the startup world. On selling into the enterprise. Chatbots might seem like a pretty widespread piece of technology, but in the cautious enterprise space sometimes Black Ops gets resistance from companies who only see risk. Customer Stories analytics Black Ops chatbots data enterprise facebook user analyticsHe’d founded two companies; one exited successfully (“a cool ride”), one didn’t (“a colossal failure”).

The Rise & Fall Of Enterprise Software | Bill Janeway, Warburg Pincus | BoS Europe 2018

Business of Software Conference

On joining Venture Capital firm Warburg Pincus in 1988 he built their IT Investment practice, which focussed heavily on Enterprise Software. It’s fair to say that they were pretty successful, investing in companies like VERITAS and BEA… In this talk, Bill looks at the state of the software investment market and comments on how the move to SaaS has affected the enterprise market. The Rise And Fall Of Enterprise Software”.

Reinvent Yourself. Your Company’s Future Depends on It

ProductCraft

He’s been the hotshot CEO of a London ad tech startup and a “reluctant” chief product officer at a global enterprise. Profiles Conferences CPO Leadership PM Role StartupAlthough only in his mid-30s, Sam Barnett has been lots of different people. He’s ping-ponged between urbane poseur and aspiring surfer. He’s thrived when bootstrapped yet struggled under the weight of millions in outside. Read more » The post Reinvent Yourself.

Launching the new Amplitude Scholarship Program for Startups

Amplitude

It’s the most important job for any team at an early stage startup. To help support these teams, we are offering a 12 month scholarship to Amplitude’s growth plan for all seed-stage startups that qualify. There are over 5 million applications on the internet and app stores globally.

Define the Formula that Drives the Business

Product Management Lessons from the Trenches

Focusing on what matters most and why is a critical key to success for any business/product and this intense focus is ever more important in a startup with limited resources and where time to market is a matter of life and death for the company.

Why All Free Plans Are Not Created Equally

Indicative

But of course the central draw of any free plan is getting enterprise level functionality without having to pay enterprise level prices, or anything at all. . SaaS free plans.