Managing Expectations – Product Management at Startups

Mind the Product

Yet there’s a specific role — the Startup Product Manager — the uniqueness of which calls for a deeper dive to fully equip and prepare professionals to manage themselves, and their employers, in a budding product group. [.] Guest Post Startup Product Management startup product management

Practical Advice for Product Managers Working With Startup Founders

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Founders at early stage startups [.]. The post Practical Advice for Product Managers Working With Startup Founders appeared first on Mind the Product. Product managers who have never worked with founders often find their first experience a bit jarring. “f**ked”

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Practice Advice for Product Managers Working With Startup Founders

Mind the Product

Founders at early stage startups [.]. The post Practice Advice for Product Managers Working With Startup Founders appeared first on Mind the Product. Product managers who have never worked with founders often find their first experience a bit jarring. “f**ked”

Knowledge Management at Startup

The Product Coalition

startup product-management startup-life productivity knowledge-managementSomething that is often forgotten Continue reading on Product Coalition ».

Turning Metrics into Dollars: How to Turn Your Analytics Data into a Real Financial Model for your Startup

Speaker: Tristan Kromer, Lean Agile Coach, Kromatic

Some teams struggle to constantly optimize conversion rates without understanding the financial impact of those conversion rates. Sometimes that 0.1% increase isn't worth the engineering time we're spending! Early stage startups in particular may not need a four year business plan, but they need to start building out a model which will show how they can someday be profitable. At the very least, they need to be able to see the impact of a change in retention rates to their user growth.

MVP or EVP: Which is the Best Option for Your Startup?

Mind the Product

To become a million-dollar startup-unicorn like Amazon, Uber, Instagram. The post MVP or EVP: Which is the Best Option for Your Startup? Lean Product Management Startup Product Management g2m go to market Lean Product Development Lean Startup Mvp Startup startup product management

Managing Your Startup Options – Karthik Suresh on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

Everyone – or so we’re told – has the dream of joining or founding a hot startup and making their fortune, all while really proving their product chops. The post Managing Your Startup Options – Karthik Suresh on The Product Experience appeared first on Mind the Product.

Should You Be a Startup Product Manager?

The Product Coalition

How do you decide if you’re ready to take up a Product Manager role at a startup? product-management startup startup-lessons product-leadershipContinue reading on Product Coalition ».

Data scaling for startups by Crystal Widjaja

Mind the Product

Read more » The post Data scaling for startups by Crystal Widjaja appeared first on Mind the Product. In this #mtpcon Digital APAC keynote, Crystal Widjaja, Executive-In-Residence at Reforge, discusses the impact product people can have when utilising a sensible data strategy.

Top 5 Startup App Development Companies in 2021

The Product Coalition

Here we provide a brief overview of the best app developers for startups for 2021. From day one, most startups are concerned with the question “How to find the best technology partner.” Sidebench Another leading app development company for startups is Sidebench.

Before Transforming The Experience, You Need to Disrupt Yourself

Speaker: Vivek Bedi, Product Expert and Keynote Speaker

Every company is (soon to be) a technology company. Undergoing digital transformation is the key to succeeding in this digital era - but the process isn’t all innovation and shiny new tech. Join Vivek Bedi, a product expert with 18 years of experience across Fortune 100 companies and startups alike, as he shares his expertise on how to strike the right transformation balance and change your product mindset.

Startup Roadmaps and Prioritisation, by Ahmed El-Sharkasy

Mind the Product

If you’re a startup or want to found one, this talk is for you. The post Startup Roadmaps and Prioritisation, by Ahmed El-Sharkasy appeared first on Mind the Product.

Discovery Sprint: A Free 12-week program for Startups

Strategyzer

If you are an ambitious and early-stage startup, with a dedicated team, a promising idea and the hopes of finding a scalable business model, this post is for you!

How to Make Agile Work in Fast-Growing Startups

The Product Coalition

TL; DR: How to Make Agile Work in Fast-Growing Startups For years, I worked in several Berlin-based, fast-growing startups in my capacity as Scrum Master, agile coach, and Product Owner. work in a fast-growing startup. Both are highly valuable mindsets for an agile startup.

Key Differences Between the Role of a Product Manager in Startups vs. Large Enterprises

Product Management Unpacked

When it comes to product management roles in startups vs. large enterprises, there tend to be a few key differences. Product Management at a Startup . A Product Manager at a startup is especially positioned to explore different areas and wear many hats.

Scaling to the Masses - Fit Your Product for a Larger User Base

Speaker: Dustin Smith, Sr. Product Manager, Incubator

The classic product story goes like this: A small team puts a great idea to work. Said idea becomes a wildly successful app. Team makes lots of money and attracts talent from all over the globe, quickly dotting the map with international offices. In a matter of years, a very small company becomes a global superpower. Romantic notions aside, the story neglects to mention the most essential variable to product success: scalability. If a product can't withstand a growing user base and diverse team, it'll never leave the think tank. Whether you're running a small startup or trying to get your idea to take off in a large corporation, you'll need the right tools and the perspective to scale your product. Join Dustin Smith, Senior Product Manager of the Innovation Incubator at Indeed, and learn how to scale your product for greatness.

Making the Transition From Corporate to Startup

Mind the Product

By choosing to work in product management, in either a blue-chip/corporate environment, a fast-moving tech house or a startup, do we brand ourselves with the type or size of company we work with? Do senior product management specialists have what it takes to move from a startup to a blue chip or vice versa ? What it really comes down to, I believe, is whether you’re seen as wearing the badge of startup or the badge of corporate.

Startups, Avoid Being Vitamins At All Costs

The Product Coalition

Startups, Avoid Being Vitamins At All Costs was originally published in Product Coalition on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. startup-lessons pivoting entrepreneurship startup

The Stages of Startups – Georgie Smallwood on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

Startups are often talked about as if they’re all the same, as if experience in one is directly transferable to another. The post The Stages of Startups – Georgie Smallwood on The Product Experience appeared first on Mind the Product.

AI at an Early Stage Startup by Zara Tam

Mind the Product

The post AI at an Early Stage Startup by Zara Tam appeared first on Mind the Product. Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning (ML) Startup Product Management Video Artificial Intelligence product management ProductTank ProductTank London startup product managementZara Tam loves building things that make an impact. Now at Verve, she was formerly a product manager at Founders Factory, where she led a revolutionary AI recruitment product called Chosen.

Design Hacks for Non-Designers: Ask Expert Laura Klein

Speaker: Laura Klein, Principal at Users Know and Author of UX for Lean Startups

We all have to make quick decisions about product interfaces, and there's not always a designer around when you need one. That doesn't mean that you're doomed to failure, though. Learn a few really common user experience design mistakes and how to avoid making them. Join UX designer and product management expert Laura Klein for a no-holds-barred Ask Me Anything session on UX design. Laura—principal of Users Know and author of Build Better Products and UX for Lean Startups—has over 20 years of experience helping companies innovate responsibly and improve their product development processes.

Master the “curiosity flywheel”: Startup Lessons from Greg Isenberg

NextBigWhat

Exceptional things happen to: – those who help people – those who are helped Win-win Master the “curiosity flywheel” Don’t join a crypto startup just because it’s hot.

Joining a Startup for the First Time? 30 Actionable Tips From Folks Who've Been There

First Round Review

Top startup leaders and operators share their best tips for new startup employees, including hitting the ground running, how to prioritize what to work on, and growing your career

The Major Pitfalls of Lean Startup

The Product Coalition

In my work with startups I noticed two common pitfalls?—?opposite Photo by Daniel Abbatt from Pexels The best startups I work with have truly embraced the lean startup methodology. Working with dozens of startups, I do see, however, companies that are implementing it wrong.

Lean Market Validation: 10 Ways to Rapidly Test Your Startup Idea

ProductPlan

In 2016 I gave a talk on lean market validation at the opening night of Startup Weekend at the University of California, Santa Barbara. In attendance were 200 eager students and entrepreneurs who wanted to learn how to build a startup in 54 hours.

Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

Making the Transition Between Corporate and Startup

Mind the Product

By choosing to work in product management, in either a blue-chip/corporate environment, a fast-moving tech house or a startup, do we brand ourselves with the type or size of company we work with? Do senior product management specialists have what it takes to move from a startup to a blue chip or vice versa ? What it really comes down to, I believe, is whether you’re seen as wearing the badge of startup or the badge of corporate.

Product Owner vs Product Manager? What’s The Difference?

The Product Coalition

technology product-owner startup product-management agileI’m going to answer this age-old question so you can be clear about where you sit in the company. Continue reading on Product Coalition ».

Why Startups and Big Companies Struggle to Innovate with Steve Blank

Daniel Elizalde IoT Blog

In this episode of the Enterprise Product Leadership podcast discover why startups and big companies struggle to innovate. The post Why Startups and Big Companies Struggle to Innovate with Steve Blank appeared first on Daniel Elizalde.

Startup Dust

Oren Steinberg

The biggest asset any startup has is the time of its entrepreneurs and key talents. The success or failure of the startup often hinges on their ability to focus their efforts on the critical path at any given time. As the startup grows and faces scalability and growth challenges the issue of focus becomes even more challenging. 2 unexperienced entrepreneurs have a great idea for their first startup. The post Startup Dust appeared first on Oren Steinberg - blog.

The Secrets to Building Unique, Personalized Experiences For Your Customers

Speaker: Vivek Bedi, Author of "You: The Product," Entrepreneur, and Digital Leader

The spectrum of our customer bases reflects the unique makeup of our different generations, backgrounds, identities, and much more. We need to learn more about them. In this session, Vivek will discuss his insider secrets on how to build personalized experiences for different customers.

Lessons from 500 Startups on Building a Product Business

Mind the Product

Recently we had the opportunity to invite Marvin Liao, a partner at 500 Startups , to speak to us. 500 Startups is a global venture capital seed fund with a network of startup programs, and Marvin helps to run the San Francisco-based accelerator program. He is a mentor at a number of startup accelerators in Europe and Asia, and invests in seed-stage startups. Marvin talked about the challenges he thinks Ukraine faces regarding startups and innovation.

Test-Driven Product Management at an Early-Stage Startup

Amplitude

The post Test-Driven Product Management at an Early-Stage Startup appeared first on Amplitude Blog. Product Development Startup Lessons Product Innovator SeriesThis is a guest post in our Product Innovator Series from Jennelle Nystrom, product manager at Farmstead. . Today, it’s common to hear people talk about testing early-stage products like it’s a bad thing.

What a Pre-PMF Startup Should Look Like

The Product Coalition

In the end, a pre-product-market fit startup’s only job is to find product-market fit (PMF), and therefore to explore different solutions as smartly and efficiently as possible. Should pre-PMF startups look like this in the end? About 80% of startups don’t find product-market fit.

Building a Product Startup Within an Agency

Mind the Product

Let me explain: Why a Product Startup? Nevertheless, building a product startup within an existing business comes with its own challenges, not least trying to find new ways of working which are appropriate at a different size and scale. Indeed, I think you’d be hard pushed to find two more opposite business models than Agency and Startup. by contrast, in startups, you’re constantly learning — about your market, your proposition, your product.

How To Launch A Feature To Maximize Growth

Speaker: Brian Balfour, CEO, Reforge

Have you ever been part of a launch that, despite everyone's hard work, was more like a balloon deflating than a rocket taking off? It turns out that some of the most popular product and feature launch tactics can be counterproductive to achieving sustainable growth. Brian Balfour, Founder and CEO of Reforge, has taken a close look at these practices to figure out just why they can slow - or even hurt - growth. Now, he has a repeatable model for you to use in your next launches to get the growth you're looking for.

Use This Startup's Playbook for Running Impactful Virtual Offsites

First Round Review

Many team retreats have the tendency to leave participants feeling exhausted, sick of slide deck presentations and itching to get back to the emails that have been piling up in their absence—and virtual offsites add marathon Zoom sessions and interruptions at home to the mix.

Optimal Matching for Marketplace Startups and the Role of Bias

Mind the Product

Recognizing where your marketplace startup falls on the fungibility spectrum is crucial. I know all this can be overwhelming, and as a startup with limited resources you can’t have a team of data scientists optimizing your every match. The post Optimal Matching for Marketplace Startups and the Role of Bias appeared first on Mind the Product.

Startup Launches, Bundled Assumptions and Failure

The Product Coalition

Most of us in the startup community have embraced the principles of Lean product development and MVPs. Despite this, most startups still flatline or fail after their MVP has been released. Startups are complex, so there’s many factors at play. This is precisely why growth curves for most startups are flat forever. The Real Startup Book is a good resource for the types of experiments you can run. startup-lessons startup lean-startup launch

ONE THING on Startup Momentum

Product Culture

Yet some companies have kept their startup momentum for years, like Amazon, Netflix, Wayfair, and Porsche. Companies most often hit a growth plateau - not because they have run out of opportunity - but because as they grow, they move more slowly.