In Search of Digital Excellence
DECEMBER 15, 2013
Karl-Heinz said we.
4 Benefits Of Using The Cloud To Manage Your Startup
MAY 9, 2016
Fortunately, you can find solutions for managing all these in the cloud. Manageable Labor Costs. Not convinced? Limited Up-Front Costs.
Product Planning Series: Information Architecture, Flowcharts and Wireframes
JANUARY 8, 2012
Somewhere during the design process of this site, a project manager had decided on the content that would be presented to the users.
12 things product managers should do in their first 30 days at a new company
JULY 29, 2014
Congratulations, a product has found its product manager. Set clear expectations with the CEO or your manager. Schedule time with your lead engineer to walk through the product’s technical architecture, in deep detail. Product Management This article was originally published at The Next Web. Ask everyone this question.
The Right Management Team Transforms Chaos Into Calm
Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog
NOVEMBER 18, 2013
When it comes to creating structure, one of the most important--and challenging--issues for second-stagers is building a management team.
Slack, Chatbots, and Voice: At the Intersection of Humans and APIs
MARCH 8, 2016
On the one hand it feel like progress that the API gets serious product management type attention. The messaging platform goes beyond chat.
Lessons Learned: The engineering manager's lament
Startup Lessons Learned
OCTOBER 20, 2008
Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Monday, October 20, 2008 The engineering managers lament I was inspired to write The product managers lament while meeting with a startup struggling to figure out what had gone wrong with their product development process. This engineering manager is a smart guy, and very experienced. Sound good?
What we can learn from the evolution of Content Management Systems
The Next Web
FEBRUARY 20, 2014
For us geeks, those were happy times, but the same cannot be said for end users. 2 nd decade (early 2000): The First Content Management Systems (CMS).
Dual Founders Manage Technology Startups Better
Startup Professionals Musings
JULY 31, 2012
Use existing team to find a new manager or peer. Then the question becomes “How do I evaluate and attract the best technical talent?”
New York, London, San Francisco — The Latest Product Management Opportunities
The Product Guy
JUNE 18, 2016
Thousands of employers across all areas of product, from management to design, from digital to physical, are looking to fill positions from our community. Technical Product Manager/Solutions Architect @ Lifion, by ADP (NYC (Chelsea)) Keywords: Agile, Architecture, Product Management, Software Engineering, UI Design [link].
How does Etsy manage development and operations?
Code as Craft
FEBRUARY 4, 2011
These teams are paired with a product manager and a designer, and there is some movement across teams as needed. All All designers at Etsy code and product managers code at various levels, too. Ops Right now, developers are divided up into a number of small teams, usually 3-7 engineers. These Everyone in the company uses IRC. Lots
Former Head of Microsoft Israel Dreams of Billion Dollar Israeli Startups
OCTOBER 18, 2011
Moshe joined Microsoft in 1991 as a product manager after a career as a software developer. By Ben Bakhshi.
Lessons Learned: Sharding for startups
Startup Lessons Learned
JANUARY 4, 2009
Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Sunday, January 4, 2009 Sharding for startups The most important aspect of a scalable web architecture is data partitioning. So far, this is just a summary of what all of us who have attempted to build web-scale architectures considers obvious. Stateful servers require more careful attention. How odd.
Product Planning Series: Project Management
APRIL 28, 2011
Bringing up a new web app is much more than a technical project management effort. Determine high level navigation architecture (what are the organizing principles of the information and actions you can take on this web app? Server side architecture design finalized. This is the fourth post in my Product Planning Series.
Product Management 101
Platforms and Networks
DECEMBER 29, 2012
This fall at Harvard Business School , we launched Product Management 101, a course for academic credit that uses a "learning-by-doing" approach to build basic PM skills, rather than the classic HBS case method approach. Our goal was to give students hands-on practice specifying and managing the development of a real application.
Think about Performance Before Building a Web Application
FEBRUARY 10, 2016
Performs modestly complex calculations without requiring complex architecture. “It was running fine.” So, why does this happen?
Looking for a new product management job? Check out these 4 openings
The Product Guy
NOVEMBER 16, 2014
Thousands of employers across all areas of product, from management to design, from digital to physical, are looking to fill positions from our community. Product Manager, UX Design (New York, NY) Keywords: content, delight, design, uii, ux [link]. product jobs product management Check out this week’s newest, below….
One on One
AUGUST 30, 2012
Perhaps the CEO’s most important operational responsibility is designing and implementing the communication architecture for her company. The architecture might include the organizational design, meetings, processes, email, yammer and even one-on-one meetings with managers and employees. Best Practices Management People
Public Relations Tips for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs [Webinar Recap]
Up and Running
DECEMBER 16, 2014
As a result, we don’t put him in any of the architecture books. With that being said, Jennefer, welcome and take it away. What’s self-branding?
DECEMBER 5, 2012
For example, for engineering managers the comprehensive knowledge of the code base and engineering team is usually more important and difficult to acquire than knowledge of how to run scalable engineering organizations. Equally difficult is managing them effectively once they come on board. Aww man, you sold your soul. Really?
Change aversion: why users hate what you launched (and what to do about it)
APRIL 24, 2012
Interface changes: visual redesigns, interaction changes, information re-architecture. Google Access Product Management Change is good.
Measure twice, cut once
MARCH 19, 2014
Yet as the product manager, at each team meeting I’d hear from our engineers about the growing burden FTP represented. The original deadline for shutting down FTP was a change in Google architecture that would have required we entirely re-write the FTP service for it to continue to work. Product Management Much harder?—?but
Founder Challenges with Startup Development Teams and CTOs
MAY 21, 2013
How strong is product management? Architecture All startups will make a lot of changes and scale the product as they move along. This means that early software architecture can sometimes not work as well as the startup moves forward. It''s hard to manage a development team when you are not very technical. Get help.
10 Course Corrections Every Startup Should Memorize
NOVEMBER 25, 2012
Business architecture pivot. Eric Ries image via Fast Company. Zoom-out pivot. Customer segment pivot. Customer need pivot. Platform pivot.
Mesosphere: A Platform for the Next Generation Datacenter
JUNE 9, 2014
A new architectural era in computing is upon us, and the datacenter is changing to accommodate it. These new datacenters—as pioneered and designed by Facebook, Google, and Twitter—are defined by hyper-scale deployments of thousands of servers, requiring a new software architecture to manage and aggregate these systems.
7 Business Lessons from the Golden Gate Bridge
Up and Running
SEPTEMBER 26, 2014
Below, I’ll discuss seven business lessons you can learn from one of the world’s most well-known pieces of architecture. 1.
Chaos and Complexity #3: Managing expectations
SEPTEMBER 28, 2010
What daily challenges face a project manager or leader in chaotic situations? If you can’t manage this I’ll put someone else in charge.
It’s An Agile World
NOVEMBER 25, 2013
” I finally convinced my manager to give me and one other engineer two months to work on a rearchitecture effort in secret, even though our group has nothing to do with the actual web services. We have management buy-in, and they want to do the same for the rest of the services. just read your post on Fixing the Obamacare site.
Startups Lessons: Product First
AUGUST 2, 2013
The early architecture conditions created what engineers called “technical debt” and that effectively became weaponized to stall significant investment in fixing the old in order to build the future. Lastly, a foundational skill of great product managers is GSD. It all starts with the product.
Watching Larry Ellison become Larry Ellison — The DNA of a Winner
SEPTEMBER 25, 2014
Larry didn’t practice any kind of textbook management, but he was an intense communicator and inspiring leader. We were relentless competitors.
Why We Invested in Rubrik
Lightspeed Venture Partners
MARCH 24, 2015
The velocity at which data is managed is crucial to business survival today. Radical New Approach. World-Class Team.
Why Startups Should Train Their People
MAY 14, 2010
Most managers seem to feel that training employees is a job that should be left to others. I, on the other hand, strongly believe that the manager should do it himself.”. Andy Grove, High Output Management. When I first became a manager, I had mixed feelings about training. Performance Management. Productivity.
The Enterprise Is Cool Again, and Box CEO Aaron Levie Is Loving It
NOVEMBER 27, 2012
We’re going to see, over the next decade, a huge changing of IT architecture.”. A New Cloud Architecture Emerges. Box's War Chest.
The Challenges of Setting up Your Own Design Consultancy in China – Interview With Andreas Thomczyk of anyScale
DECEMBER 16, 2013
Andreas is the Co-founder and Managing Partner of anySCALE, an exclusive design firm focusing on interior design, and architecture. Note from Shlomo: This is interview #5 of the Dim Sum project! We get traction! Thanks to Joshua A. Raff for conducting the interview! Startupnoodle.com: Let’s […]. China General Interviews desig
Developer Focus: Dominic St Pierre, Focus Centric
FEBRUARY 6, 2012
“I did not find anything,” rues St Pierre. He explains. He struggled with that a bit, though, as the technology was all new to him.
Cyber Security At The Start
JANUARY 21, 2016
Implement identity and asset management tools within the organization to monitor anomalies around users. Do we have store fronts?
Things Entrepreneurs Never Confess To Their VCs
FEBRUARY 22, 2012
We had our management team meeting yesterday and we've concluded that we're kind of screwed. 3. You know that candidate you introduced me to?
The IAM Stack Refresh
MARCH 27, 2014
Scope-based access control at authentication rather than role-based, an example of the architectural distinction. WAM solutions built on a 1.0
A Tech Company without a CTO is like a Bakery without a Chef
Business Plan Blog
AUGUST 20, 2013
technology plan can consist of: Technical Specs/High Level System Architecture (Web/Mobile, etc). CTO Employee (Salary). Wireframes.
Taking the Mystery out of Scaling a Company
AUGUST 2, 2010
Hopefully, this will give you the context to apply the myriad of scaling techniques in the management literature appropriately. will save for later posts more advanced topics such as: Managing senior people. That employee writes and tests all the code, does all the marketing and sales, and manages herself. twenty in your wallet?