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Product Planning Series: Information Architecture, Flowcharts and Wireframes

Startup Musings

Somewhere during the design process of this site, a project manager had decided on the content that would be presented to the users.

4 Benefits Of Using The Cloud To Manage Your Startup


Fortunately, you can find solutions for managing all these in the cloud. Manageable Labor Costs. Not convinced? Limited Up-Front Costs.

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The Right Management Team Transforms Chaos Into Calm

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

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

Launch Any

On the one hand it feel like progress that the API gets serious product management type attention. The messaging platform goes beyond chat.

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Lessons Learned: The engineering manager's lament

Startup Lessons Learned

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?

The Art of How Not to Manage Your Business

Up and Running

’, regardless of whether you operate an architectural firm, a waste management facility, or a cafe and especially if you’re not seeing results.

What we can learn from the evolution of Content Management Systems

The Next Web

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).

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Dual Founders Manage Technology Startups Better

Startup Professionals Musings

Use existing team to find a new manager or peer. Then the question becomes “How do I evaluate and attract the best technical talent?”

Lessons Learned: Sharding for startups

Startup Lessons Learned

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.

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How does Etsy manage development and operations?

Code as Craft

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

Construction Business Resources

Up and Running

This publication puts the spotlight on commercial interior design and architecture, an angle most other sites don’t take. Let us know! Contract.

Former Head of Microsoft Israel Dreams of Billion Dollar Israeli Startups

VC Cafe

Moshe joined Microsoft in 1991 as a product manager after a career as a software developer. By Ben Bakhshi.

New York, London, San Francisco — The Latest Product Management Opportunities

The Product Guy

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].

Product Planning Series: Project Management

Startup Musings

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.

Think about Performance Before Building a Web Application


Performs modestly complex calculations without requiring complex architecture. “It was running fine.” So, why does this happen?

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Looking for a new product management job? Check out these 4 openings

The Product Guy

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….

Product Management 101

Platforms and Networks

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.

One on One

Ben's Blog

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

Change aversion: why users hate what you launched (and what to do about it)

Google Ventures

Interface changes: visual redesigns, interaction changes, information re-architecture. Google Access Product Management Change is good.

Founder Challenges with Startup Development Teams and CTOs


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.

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Old People

Ben's Blog

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?

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It’s An Agile World

Feld Thoughts

” 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.

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10 Course Corrections Every Startup Should Memorize


Business architecture pivot. Eric Ries image via Fast Company. Zoom-out pivot. Customer segment pivot. Customer need pivot. Platform pivot.

Public Relations Tips for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs [Webinar Recap]

Up and Running

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?

Measure twice, cut once

Google Ventures

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

Mesosphere: A Platform for the Next Generation Datacenter

Peter Levine

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.

Why We Invested in Rubrik

Lightspeed Venture Partners

The velocity at which data is managed is crucial to business survival today. Radical New Approach. World-Class Team.

TechEmpower Benchmarks and the Microsoft ASP.NET Core 1.0 Performance Story


This new release is one of the most significant architectural updates we’ve done to ASP.NET. Frankly, those two statements are often correlated.

Watching Larry Ellison become Larry Ellison — The DNA of a Winner

Steve Blank

Larry didn’t practice any kind of textbook management, but he was an intense communicator and inspiring leader. We were relentless competitors.

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Why Startups Should Train Their People

Ben's Blog

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.

Abandoning Comfort in the Pursuit of Passion


However, my architectural interests were never far from my mind. Lack of management is one of the top reasons startups fail. Period.

Startups Lessons: Product First

Venture Chronicles

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.

Chaos and Complexity #3: Managing expectations

Active Garage

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.

Developer Focus: Dominic St Pierre, Focus Centric


“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.

The Enterprise Is Cool Again, and Box CEO Aaron Levie Is Loving It

We’re going to see, over the next decade, a huge changing of IT architecture.”. A New Cloud Architecture Emerges. Box's War Chest.

7 Business Lessons from the Golden Gate Bridge

Up and Running

Below, I’ll discuss seven business lessons you can learn from one of the world’s most well-known pieces of architecture. 1. 

The Challenges of Setting up Your Own Design Consultancy in China – Interview With Andreas Thomczyk of anyScale

Startup Noodle

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!  Let’s […]. China General Interviews desig

The IAM Stack Refresh

Venture Chronicles

Scope-based access control at authentication rather than role-based, an example of the architectural distinction. WAM solutions built on a 1.0

Cyber Security At The Start


Implement identity and asset management tools within the organization to monitor anomalies around users. Do we have store fronts?