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The one cost engineers and product managers don't consider

Redeye VC

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The Role of Product Managers

Instigator Blog

I came across an interesting discussion on Branch about the role and future of product managers. I’m not a member there so I couldn’t respond directly, but figured I’d put my thoughts here instead. In that way, Product Managers are very similar to CEOs. Product managers are simply CEOs of their products.

3 Simple Time Management Tips For Creatives That Work


Today, I’m going to share simple time management tips for creatives that truly work! How do you manage time on your creative projects ?

A growth engine without a profit engine is incomplete thinking

The Equity Kicker

In addition to a growth engine, companies need to understand their profit engine. And they have had a lot of success.

Lean Innovation Management – Making Corporate Innovation Work

Steve Blank

—– Lean Innovation Management. Each horizon requires different focus, different management, different tools and different goals.

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How Search Engine Optimization Can Bring You More Clients


Most importantly, is your site optimized for search engines and is it attracting the type and number of visitors you’d like?

10 Keys To Improving Your Business Time Management

Startup Professionals Musings

Every person, no matter what their passion, needs to revisit the principles of time management from time to time. Learn to say ‘no’.

Start Your Marketplace Engines

Genuine VC

Communities like those of uTest (software QA testers), as well as NextView portfolio companies GrabCAD (mechanical engineers) and thredUP (parents), which resulted in marketplaces had origins in this approach. And along the way we’ve met with or observed a larger number of seed-stage startups attempting to start them.

How to Improve Your Content for the Search Engines… Fast

Rembrandt Communications

As an entrepreneur, you know you need to build online awareness and get high rankings on the search engines. 3 No-Cost Ways to Get Noticed Online Improve your content to boost online awareness.

Human Engineering and Emotional Intelligence for Startups

VC Cafe

human engineering VC Cafe Photo credit: By imaginedhorizons (Flickr). ” Question: What is Human Engineering? Wikipedia ).

Rehabilitating the Arrogant Engineer

Scott Weiss

Amongst all the stories, pictures of his family, doctor interactions and discussion of his dreams and his illness, Randy said very clearly to all computer science engineers: The key to innovation is that teams beat individuals. In retrospect, the phenomenon that Randy describes is not limited to the field of engineering. Delegate.

Why Every Company Needs a Growth Manager

Seeing Both Sides

Yet, the Growth Manager role remains poorly understood, especially outside Silicon Valley. So what makes a good Growth Manager?

Managing your Product Management Career

The Product Guy

Jordan Bergtraum VP Product Management, ServiceChannel. Dominic Gadoury Director Product Management, ADP. Signup to be a Mentor Today!

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.

Design Staff ? How designers and engineers can play nice (and.

Design Staff

How designers and engineers can play nice (and still run with scissors). Participate in the entire engineering cycle. Engineers!

How to Go From Google Engineer to First-Time CTO

Product and Engineering. How to Go From Google Engineer to First-Time CTO. Product and Engineering. First Round Capital. Design.

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Getting Engineers into the Lean Startup Cycle

Startup Lessons Learned

Guest post by Lisa Regan On August 20, Eric will sit down with developer and Hut8Labs co-founder Dan Milstein for a webcast you can join to discuss “Getting Engineers Into the Lean Startup Cycle.” This conversation will be a great opportunity for engineers and engineering managers to learn more about implementing Lean Startup ideas.

World's Worst Management Fads

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Contrary to what you might think, management fads aren''t fads because they''re something new. In some companies it''s like clockwork. Fad 1.

7 Worst Entrepreneurial Perceptions From Engineers

Startup Professionals Musings

Clearly, engineers should think twice before assuming they have an advantage over the rest of us toward being an entrepreneur. Marty Zwilling.

Top 40 Product Management Influencers [Highlights]

The Product Guy

I am both excited and humbled to have made this year’s list of Top 40 Product Management Influencers of 2015! Leadership vs. Management.

Want to Know the Difference Between a CTO and a VP Engineering?

Both Sides of the Table

This time I thought I’d try and address engineering talent. The best technologists often aren’t amazing people managers.

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Lifecycle Management

The Product Guy

In our most recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Adrienne Tan, lead a conversation around “Lifecycle Management”.

Google Engineer: How We Interview, How I’d Beat Us for Talent, & How Non-Technical Founders Should Approach Devs

View from Seed

Saurya Velagapudi is a senior software engineer at Google, based in their Cambridge, Mass., Portfolio companies can contact us to learn more.)

Fred Wilson: 8 Rules for Managing People, According to an Engineer

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Wilson, the co-founder of Union Square Ventures, explains how managing people is a lot like managing technical systems.

Hiring Product Managers

The Product Guy

In our a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Jon Stross, lead a conversation around “Hiring Product Manager”.

When You Manage, Manage With Your Employees

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

To motivate your workers, don''t just manage. But when it comes to employee management, she takes a different tact.

“Engineering is not enough"


Engineering is not enough, the visual side as well as the user interface has to be interesting.". Working undercover.

Product Pricing in Product Management

The Product Guy

Jordan Bergtraum VP Product Management, ServiceChannel. Dominic Gadoury Director Product Management, ADP. Signup to be a Mentor Today!

Managing Risk and Improving Efficiency of the Supply Chain

Up and Running

Understanding these costs will empower you to better manage all the vendors across your supply chain. essentials of supply chain management.

How Steve Jobs Undercut Silicon Valley's Greatest Asset: Engineers

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The agreements are "a restraint of trade, and it reduces the options available in the marketplace for the engineers," says Andrew K.

The Pros and Cons of Effectively Managing Virtual Employees

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

It’s often difficult to keep track of and manage employees that you’ve never met. They no longer need to hire full-time or part-time workers.

Yahoo's New Logo Design: Micromanaged, Over-Engineered, Boring

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The collateral damage was significant: The lead Yahoo Mail designer quit and took up with Google and the Yahoo Mail product manager fled for Disney.

Managing Enterprise Sales Deals

Mark Birch

The good thing however is that most deals can be ushered along successfully if managed with care and diligence. Deals will die. Congrats!

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Are Marketers Now Required to be Engineers Too?

Startup Marketing Blog

As much as I hate to admit it, online marketers with engineering backgrounds often have a significant advantage over non-engineering marketers. Not only are engineering marketers more capable of getting the essentials done, they can use their reserve of time and creative energy to be scrappy about building marketing experiments.

Resilience Engineering #2: Drift

Active Garage

He works at the nexus between strategy, business case, project-, process-, and people management. The Importance of Time Horizons. Sounds good.

5 Reasons Good Software Engineers Quit

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Any Silicon Valley hiring manager will tell you that engineering talent is rare and valuable. Career growth opportunites: 76 percent 3.

The Yin and Yang of Product and Engineering

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

For a tech company, product and engineering are the heart and soul of the business. When I do a quick mental query of headcount across our entire portfolio of ~30 companies, I think at least 50% and maybe as much as 60% of the entire headcount of our portfolio is in either product or engineering. They will be managers.

Behavioral Economics in Product Management

The Product Guy

Jordan Bergtraum VP Product Management, ServiceChannel. Dominic Gadoury Director Product Management, ADP. Signup to be a Mentor Today!

Leadership and Influence for Product Managers

The Product Guy

Jordan Bergtraum VP Product Management, ServiceChannel. Ladislav Bartos Product Manager, Signup to be a Mentor Today! Enjoy!

Why Product Management is Everything

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Many companies think they're doing product management, but they're not. This is not product management. uh oh”).