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”. Matt Rogish Director of Product Development, Single Platform. Jordan Bergtraum VP Product Management, ServiceChannel.

When Is The Best Time To Hire An HR Manager?

YFS Magazine

Grow Human Capital hiring employees HR human capital human resources workforce developmentIf you’re not sure whether it’s time to commit to a full time HR person, ask yourself these questions.

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Don't Hire Managers Who Don't Know How to Hire.

Inc Startups

Too many managers are hired based on the quality of their individual contributor skills and personality. Managers should be hired on the quality of the people they've hired and developed. How to Hire the Best

Don't Hire Managers Who Don't Know How to Hire or Manage

Inc Startups

When hiring managers, evaluate them on their track record of building outstanding teams and developing talent. Too many managers get hired for their individual contributor skills and then we're surprised that they're not good managers. How to Hire the Best

12 Signs You Need to Hire a Manager

Up and Running

We asked 12 founders from the YEC to share with us when they knew it was time to hire a manager (or a few managers) to oversee the day-to-day activities of their business. When business development slows down. Have you ever had to hire a manager?

How Startups Can Keep Product Development Lean


by Steve Owens, Founder and CTO of Finish Line Product Development Services. In this article we explore the unique challenges of a lean start-up and how Outsourced Product Development (OPD) can be used to overcome them. All of this effort takes time away from your management team.

How to Hire for Emotional Intelligence

Up and Running

Employees, managers, and company leaders all benefit from a high EI. The question then arises: How can a business hire for emotional intelligence? Here are some tips to help single out emotionally intelligent candidates in a hiring pool.

Why Hiring Managers Need to Be Totally Responsible for Hiring

Inc Startups

Hiring managers need to be able to attract, assess, recruit, retain and develop top talent. Otherwise they'll be left to the whims of the HR department

10 Unconventional Management Techniques That Work

Startup Professionals Musings

I’ve been a manager in business for many years, and like most of you, I’ve also had my share of bad managers, as well as a few good ones. Here are ten tips which may surprise many of you, but I have found to be real difference makers: Go ahead, get close to the people you manage.

The non-developer’s guide to hiring software developers

The Next Web

If Marc Andreesen is right (and I happen to believe he is) then talented software developers will soon be the most sought after type of employee for just about any company, whether that company’s main business is building software or not. Open source developers aren’t lazy thieves.

Understand learning profiles before hiring

Version One Ventures

The takeaway for founders and hiring managers. So, what’s the implication for founders and hiring managers? Here are a few hiring examples to consider: Case 1: Over-optimizing for sheer intelligence. News hiring learning profiles startups

Learn From The Mistakes Of Others – Hire The Right People.


If you make common mistakes , like not hiring the right people, you’re heading for trouble. If, as Peter Drucker, the father of Management Science, pointed out, the purpose of a business is to acquire and keep a customer, your first order of business should be to hire the right people.

Startup Business Development Strategies: 7 Tips For Putting.

Seed Stage Capital

skip to main | skip to sidebar 24 January 2010 Startup Business Development Strategies: 7 Tips For Putting Together Stellar Deals Business development is fun. Any meaningful partnership deal will require a significant amount of time and attention from your management team.

The Generic VC / PE Reference Questions For An Executive Hire

Feld Thoughts

Over time, I’ve developed an approach to doing reference checks, and they actively avoid asking any of the following questions. Was Person X well respected by the people he managed? What are Person X’s weaknesses or areas for development? Would you hire Person X again? ” The post The Generic VC / PE Reference Questions For An Executive Hire appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Venture Capital hiring pe personnel VC

Startup CTO or Developer


What worries me a bit is how often I read that startups should hire a developer / hands-on lead developer. I understand the desire for hiring someone who is going to product product. I’ll address the specifics of what this Founder Developer Gap looks like below.

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The Psychology of Hiring Great People

crowdSPRING Blog

Each person we hire contributes to not only the development of the product, but also to the productivity of the team and overall company culture. This is especially dangerous when hiring mistakes happen at a time when the company is still young and its culture is loosely defined.

Software Eats Software Development

Peter Levine

They had a vision for a new way to develop software and created a new kind of company to pursue it. Source Code Management (SCM) is the second most fundamental tool for a programmer after compiler and development tools. It stores, versions and branches source code being developed by teams of programmers. At scale, these systems become highly complex and often difficult to manage. We just invested $100M in GitHub.

7 Risks To Avoid In Your Business People Management

Startup Professionals Musings

Even after many years mentoring entrepreneurs and advising businesses, I continue to be surprised by the primary focus on products and processes, and the often incidental attention to hiring and nurturing the right people. Waiting to hire until the business is in crisis mode.

How to build the right management team

Version One Ventures

There’s a lot of debate surrounding the right time to bring executive level hires into your start-up. Every start-up is unique so the same path won’t work for every company and management team. With that said, here are some general guidelines I have developed over the years for building a management team. First, your hiring/team building strategy should follow two key rules. 2 nd hire: VP of Finance. 3 rd and 4 th hire: VP Sales/VP Marketing.

Lead Developer to CTO at a Startup


I also recognize that while I am the first technologist on the team, I will not by any means be the last and I'm hoping that subsequent hires will be people I consider brighter and more talented than myself. I've previously addressed the role of a CTO in early-stages in my post Startup CTO or Developer. for a Lead Developer: How much will it cost to build what we need to build? How can I control costs but effectively get stuff developed? When will key hires come on?

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3 Steps to Develop Loyal Employees


These steps will help you hire loyal employees: 1. Take your time to hire the right person. In other words, knowledge and skills can be taught and developed but will be very difficult for you to change their personality. So the premise is simple, only people who develop a passion in their private lives can do it in their professional lives. Employee Engagement entrepreneur Human Ressources Leadership management

Does your startup really need to hire in-house developers?

The Next Web

When it comes to scaling your startup’s Web development resources (or lack thereof), it seems like you can never have enough assistance. Here’s what they had to say about whether or not to outsource technology development: 1. Developers get bored with one project after a while.

Rethinking the Interview to Avoid #metoo Management Disasters

Inc Startups

Digging deep into a candidate's track record of building and developing high performingdiverse teams will avoid most managerial disasters. How to Hire the Best

What You Need To Know About Hiring And Training Your People


Traditionally, business owners and managers alike have dealt with complexity by trying to break problems down into smaller problems. The managers saw such development as increasing their worth and contribution to the company.

AppDirect Is Hiring After Closing a $50 Million Financing

Feld Thoughts

Headquartered in San Francisco, AppDirect makes it easy for businesses to find, buy, manage, and monitor cloud services from a central location. They also give providers and developers an easy way to distribute, sell, and market cloud services. Well, not always, and the process of managing multiple cloud services can be a mess. The post AppDirect Is Hiring After Closing a $50 Million Financing appeared first on Feld Thoughts.

The Secret to Hiring a Savvy Social Media Manager

Inc Startups

Learn how to avoid the hype and get serious about hiring the right person to manage your social media. You might want to start by sending a message to your HR manager.

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! He is a serial entrepreneur and one of the forefathers of the lean product management movement. Leadership vs. Management. One Management Concept.

How Etsy Uses Code “Slush” to Manage Development During the Holidays

Code as Craft

Over the years, our product, engineering, and member-facing organizations have developed practices and approaches to support our community during the intensity of the holidays. Note: This article was adapted from an internal Etsy newsletter earlier this year.

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Management Debt

Ben's Blog

There also exists a less well-understood parallel concept, which I will call management debt. Like technical debt, management debt is incurred when you make an expedient, short-term management decision with an expensive, long-term consequence. More importantly, if you incur the management debt without accounting for it, then you will eventually go management bankrupt. No performance management or employee feedback process. Manager: “Maybe not clearly.”.

The Principles of Product Development Flow

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Monday, July 13, 2009 The Principles of Product Development Flow If youve ever wondered why agile or lean development techniques work, The Principles of Product Development Flow: Second Generation Lean Product Development by Donald G.

Hiring a CTO for Your Startup


Several people have recently come to me to help them source and/or hire full-time CTOs for their startup having found me through my post that looks at: Startup CTO Salary and Equity Data. You now have two issues: sourcing and hiring. Do they have a solid development background?

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Top 3 Tips For Managing A Remote Workforce

YFS Magazine

Build the best and most cost-efficient team possible, and manage it from anywhere in the world that has internet. Grow Human Capital hiring employees HR human capital human resources remote employees remote working workforce development

Hiring Part Time Execs


But it can pose challenges when it comes to building out your management team. One way to deal with these issues to hire part time executives. Part time execs work when: You hire in non-core areas : Finance is super important to any company, but it is not a core aspect of the company’s mission and vision. How do you deal with 1/2 a product manager or 1/2 a VP, marketing? Product definition, development and customer acquisition happen every day.

How to Land the Best Job as a Product Manager?

The Product Guy

Many people want the title Product manager. However, the ambiguity surrounding this particular role and its responsibilities and no set defined academic requirements leads people to self-proclaim themselves as a product manager a tad too early in their career.

Startup Lessons Learned: Hiring

Venture Chronicles

After much contemplation I decided to write a blog post in an effort to document my lessons learned about what worked and did not, in an effort to hold myself accountable for personal and professional development. What makes a good executive hire?

10 Rules To Live By In Your New Management Role


I often think that my first few months as a new manager were some of the most nerve racking of my career. As a new manager on a mission to prove your value, you’re flying in a dozen directions at once. No one likes the manager who only notices when things go wrong!

The New Habit You Need to Develop Now If You Want Every Employer to Do Anything to Hire You

Inc Startups

It's time to step up and manage your performance. Productivity

The Kick-Ass Cloud For Developers

Peter Levine

Applications and services that were developed for on-premise use have all found a new home in the cloud. As with most technology transformations, early adoption often occurs around a hobbyist developer community that then expands into more mainstream adoption and use.

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5 Tips to Boost Your Career Development


Getting our hierarchy and company to understand the value of our work and how we make a difference, is key to our career development. Managers seek employees they can trust to deliver what is committed, accurately and on time; They got more to do that ensuring your works get done.

5 Things to Consider When Hiring Friends and Family

Up and Running

Before you go about hiring friends and family, it’s necessary to answer some tough questions as to whether or not they will contribute to your business. This isn’t to say you should automatically fear hiring (or firing) a close family member or friend. Just take these factors into consideration before you move forward with the hiring process: 1. Did you hire him or her for the right reasons? This could have been avoided if he hired the nephew for the right reasons.