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Product Debt

Instigator Blog

Product Management If you’ve spent any amount of time around developers you should be familiar with the term technical debt. Technical debt comes from hacking things together quickly and moving on. It accumulates over time. It can come back to bite you in the ass (if you scale to the point where the debt becomes obvious).

Context Matters When Building a Great Product

Instigator Blog

What are your users doing right before they use your product? These are important questions that can help you build a better product. It’s not enough to understand the pain or problem your product solves; you also have to understand the circumstances in which it helps. Product ManagementWhat about right after?

5 Key Actions To Maximize Entrepreneur Productivity

Startup Professionals Musings

That’s productivity. That is a huge hit on productivity. Practice productivity planning with your key team members.

Use Your Competitors’ Products All The Time

Feld Thoughts

love this product and I use it every day. This company has several competitors – long time incumbents with somewhat stale, but useful products, and several new competitors, including well-funded and noisy ones. I use several of these products regularly in different situations and have encouraged the founders to use them also.

Create the Best Product

Feld Thoughts

One thing that came up was the idea of creating the best product. When Apple and Google didn’t have a product. Or the best UX.

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.

The Illusion of Product/Market Fit for SaaS Companies

Feld Thoughts

“We have product/market fit.” ” “We are searching for product/market fit.” ” “We are raising this financing to find product/market fit.” ” “Our customer traction demonstrates product/market fit.” ” Product/market fit. But first, some history.

Prioritize Product Development by the Four Stages of Use

Instigator Blog

When prioritizing feature development I like to think of a product in four pieces: Ongoing Engagement, Onboarding, First User Experience and Marketing/Growth. These are actually the steps a user goes through during their lifecycle with your product (listed in reverse). Product Management

How a Seed VC Approaches Pre-Product Startups

View from Seed

Editor’s note: At a recent team meeting at NextView, we looked at the high number of startups we invested in which were pre-product at the time.

Revenue = Product Market Fit

Agile VC

Some potential customers won’t take your product seriously unless you’re charging for it.

Career Advice in Product Management

The Product Guy

The Best Product Person (TBPP) is the leading international award honoring excellence in Product Management. Jeremy Horn The Product Guy.

6 Ways To Keep Your Team Happier And More Productive

Startup Professionals Musings

The challenge is to find the best way to keep everyone on your team happy and productive. entrepreneur happy productive startup

Many Entrepreneurs Are Too Busy, But Not Productive

Startup Professionals Musings

That’s productivity. That is a huge hit on productivity. Practice productivity planning with your key team members.

8 Insanely Simple Productivity Hacks

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Follow these secret tips for a more productive workday

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The Keys To Productive Brainstorming

Street Smart Product Manager

In fact, doesn’t “brainstorming meeting” … Continue reading The Keys To Productive Brainstorming. The post The Keys To Productive Brainstorming appeared first on Street Smart Product Manager. New Product Development brainstorming creativity innovationAnd deservedly so. Too many people.

How To Make Your Product Story Successful

Brandanew

Writing product stories, case studies and content in general around your product has one overarching purpose- convince and convert.

Best Productivity Apps For Entrepreneurs With Too Much To Do

YFS Magazine

These productivity apps aim to help you do that and more. Back Office Grow mobile apps productivity productivity apps productivity tools

How to Launch a Product: A Startup-Friendly Process

View from Seed

Did we think through how to launch a product in the first place? Luckily, the good folks at Driftt put together this great SlideShare, detailing how companies can be strategic and thoughtful about their product launch plans.  How To Launch A Product: 7 Tips To Drive Demand from Driftt. Note: NextView is an investor in Driftt.).

Price of Admission Is An Amazing Product

Feld Thoughts

The second is that price of admission is an amazing product. Indulge me while I go on an amazing product rant from our portfolio. We closed an investment yesterday in a company that will announce next week. I’ve been using the product for sixty days along with their competitor’s product. Enough said.

7 Traits That Define Work Productivity Superstars

Startup Professionals Musings

That's why recognizing, hiring and retaining the most productive people is “job one” for every leader in every business.

Experimenting with Product, Price and Market

Instigator Blog

Every startup has to experiment with product, price and market to find the right combination that allows them to scale and win. Last week I wrote about product/market fit […]. But if you find yourself experimenting with all three at the same time, you need to take a step back and evaluate where you’re really at.

Reuniting Product Management and Lean UX

Grasshopper Herder

We product managers have let ourselves be put into smaller product owner boxes.

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5 Ways To Boost Productivity And Minimize Negativity

Startup Professionals Musings

No startup can afford that huge cost in emotional capital, as well as productivity! business entrepreneur negativity productivity startup

Product/Market Fit and Lean Analytics

Instigator Blog

In the last couple weeks I’ve read a few great blog posts about product/market fit and the confusion that exists around what it really means. I’d say for many early stage startups, product/market fit is thought of as that point in time when you’ve finally built a product that people use and it’s time to […].

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Is This Ex-Googler’s Pre-Product Approach the Fast Track to Product-Market Fit?

View from Seed

Having The Right It is essential for the following reason: Most new products and innovations fail in the market. AS: I get that question a lot.

How To Succeed As A Product Manager

YoungUpstarts

New technologies emerge daily and bring ingenious products to the world. Product managers should also understand the company’s goals.

Excited about My Product

The Product Guy

The Best Product Person (TBPP) is the leading international award honoring excellence in Product Management. Jeremy Horn The Product Guy.

6 Ways Employees Kill Productivity Through Gossip

Startup Professionals Musings

entrepreneur gossip productivityThey summarized the following key motivators for gossiping: Make others appear wrong. Marty Zwilling.

False Positives and Product / Market Fit

Grasshopper Herder

Which one of these tests will actually tell us if we have the fabled Product / Market Fit? Lean Startup is hard.

The Pre-Product Phase

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

One of my big weaknesses as an early stage investor is my eyes glaze over at wireframes, design sketches, photoshop screens, and prose that describes a product. really enjoy investing in a business where the product is out in the wild, getting used, and everything else has to be figured out. I am good at that.

Product Management: Ongoing Inspiration

The Product Guy

The Best Product Person (TBPP) is the leading international award honoring excellence in Product Management. Jeremy Horn The Product Guy.

Why Intranets Create Workplace Productivity

YoungUpstarts

In the business world, companies are always looking for ways to help boost the productivity of its employees. Events Calendar. Social.

Why Startup Product Plans Make Poor Business Plans

Startup Professionals Musings

Serious investors, on the other hand, look for a professional business plan or summary first, and hardly ever look at the product plan.

Product Pricing in Product Management

The Product Guy

In our a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Aditya Bhelande, lead a conversation around “Product Pricing”.

Promotional Products: the Most Durable Marketing Money Can Buy

crowdSPRING Blog

We’re talking, of course, about promotional products. Promotional products wouldn’t be a $20 billion industry if it didn’t.

The Curse of Knowledge in Product Design

Instigator Blog

(Powered by LaunchBit ) You know your product best. You know what’s coming next in the product roadmap. Startups are often struck by the Curse of Knowledge, specifically when it comes to product design and development. Make sure you talk in your customer’s voice when designing your product. Make sure you test.

Savvy Entrepreneurs Plan Both Business And Product

Startup Professionals Musings

Serious investors, on the other hand, look for a professional business plan or summary first, and hardly ever look at the product plan.

15 Daily Routines That Will Boost Your Productivity

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Looking to become more productive? Here are 15 daily habits that can help you

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Wind Up Your Productivity and Creativity by Winding Down

crowdSPRING Blog

What are you doing that’s productive when you’re not working? In today’s world, a huge premium is put on staying busy.

Product Idea: Reverse Engineering VC Investment Strategies

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

There isn’t a huge market for such a product, but there is a market. The The other day I found myself on a VC website. went to the portfolio page, looked at all of their investments and from that inferred what that firm’s investment strategy was by sector, stage & geography. This is frustrating for entrepreneurs.