Helping startups to build a product practice

Mind the Product

Read more » The post Helping startups to build a product practice appeared first on Mind the Product. Product Launch Product Management Skills decision stack first product manager Mtpcon London startup product management venture capital

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The Startup Vanity Metric Trap

The Product Coalition

Focusing on the wrong metric for a startup however, can be detrimental to the startup. funding venture-capital startup bootstrap metricsFew people are strangers to vanity metrics. Continue reading on Product Coalition ».

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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

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“Build What Matters” Framework for Startups

The Product Coalition

Many startups with an ordinary product make the way to growth and scalability whereas others with great products fail to survive. What is wrong with these startups? Both product and product strategy should fall in place to make the startup sustainable and help them to grow.

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Product Market Fit: A Lesson from Sephora’s Head of Product

Speaker: Sneha Narahalli - VP, Head of Product at Sephora

In this webinar, Sneha Narahalli, Head of Product at Sephora (Digital, Data & MarTech), will give you an iterative method for identifying and developing Product Market Fit.

Practical Advice for Product Managers Working With Startup Founders

Mind the Product

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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An Organic Farm Startup Onboarding Strategy

The Product Coalition

I recently led a workshop for an organic tech farm startup that wanted to set its foot online for selling organic food to B2B customers. What are those 8 dimensions for startup onboarding strategy? In a startup, one must revisit the roadmap quarterly.

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Navigating product management: Startup, SME and Enterprise

Mind the Product

In this Prioritised member session, Product Leader and Director of the Association of Product Professionals, Anthony Murphy, shares key insights into dealing with product in organisations at different stages, from startups to large enterprises.

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How Continuous Discovery Works (and Doesn’t) in Early-Stage Startups

Product Talk

“I get that the continuous discovery habits framework works well for mature products, but does it work for early-stage startups?”. I spent all of my full-time employee experience at early-stage startups (many of them pre-product) and I relied on these same habits to figure out what to build.

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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”

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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.

Startup Layoffs in 2022

DevelopmentCorporate

Layoffs in the startup industry are spiking again. So far in Q2, 4,720 startup employees have lost their jobs in layoffs at 25 companies. The post Startup Layoffs in 2022 appeared first on Development Corporate.

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Can Lean Product Management Help Startups Build Strong Products?

The Product Coalition

In fact, the biggest advantage that you can leverage from a startup perspective is Lean product management (‘Lean’ or ‘LPM’). In this article, we will look at what Lean product management is, how it can help you and how it can help your startup build great products that your customers love.

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How to Price Your Product in a Startup

Mind the Product

The post How to Price Your Product in a Startup appeared first on Mind the Product. Guest Post Pricing Product Management Skills Startup Product Management product management Startup

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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

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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.

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

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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 ».

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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.

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A product managers’ dilemma in pursuing a career in startups versus large corporations

Mind the Product

One of the most typical difficulties that a Product Manager faces is deciding whether to work for a startup or a larger organisation in order to advance their career. Let's go over the characteristics of a Product Management function in both startups and larger businesses. [.]

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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.

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.

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Beyond “Cheaper, Faster, Better”?—?Vertical Integration for Startups

The Product Coalition

Vertical Integration for Startups In the past couple of years, I have worked with multiple startups in an advisory capacity and this has provided an opportunity to think about strategy in innovative ways. I apply this lens to a startup that develops solutions in the health-tech market.

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Best Practices for Managing Startup Needs

Spice Catalyst

Best Practices for Managing Startup Needs As a solopreneur, you don’t need to hire a full-time staff, but you may need assistance that can be obtained through freelance and tech-based help.

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The Minimum Viable Testing Process for Evaluating Startup Ideas

First Round Review

After being early at three startups that achieved over $1M in run-rate in their first six months of going live, Gagan Biyani has landed on an approach that’s quite different. The traditional approach is to do some customer research, throw an MVP out there as fast as possible, and hope it hits.

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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.

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.

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Why I Chose to ‘Build in Public’ for my 4th Startup

The Product Coalition

This is my 4th startup and have seen many ups and down in my decade long journey. I saw quick explosive growth in my mobile gaming startup, an acquisition of my payment startup, failure of an AI based startup and numerous pivots in between.

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Applied Lean Startup: How to Master Simplicity and Velocity in Business

The Product Coalition

Nimble young businesses, who live by the Lean Startup approach of building, measuring, and learning, move from nothing to a product customers love in what appears, from an established company perspective at least, virtually no time. That’s why you hear startups focusing on the mythical MVP.

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A minimum viable product is not always a startup’s most valuable player

Mind the Product

A common startup practice is to first create a minimum viable product (MVP). Read more » The post A minimum viable product is not always a startup’s most valuable player appeared first on Mind the Product.

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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.

The 9 best tools for your early-stage startup tech stack

Inside Intercom

By building a strong business tech stack for your startup – covering everything from incorporation to growing long-lasting customer relationships – you can not only win back time and establish best practices, but create a solid foundation for your business to grow.

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22 startup principles to scale your company in 2022

NextBigWhat

22 startup principles to scale your company in 2022: 1) The obstacle is the way Every hard problem you solve is a moat that others will shrink from. Startups chase ambitious growth goals, which leads to short-term focus. Follow me at @bbourque for more on startups and marketing.

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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.

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Next Billion-Dollar Startups 2021

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.