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The one cost engineers and product managers don't consider

Redeye VC

He''s now back for round two with a new piece on how features can create complexity cost in an engineering organization. _.

The Role of Product Managers

Instigator Blog

I came across an interesting discussion on Branch about the role and future of product managers. Satya Patel , who recently left Twitter in a product-related role, wrote: “Product management isn’t a role or a function, it’s a set of skills. In that way, Product Managers are very similar to CEOs. Crappy doctors.

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.

It’s a Big Step from Engineer to an Entrepreneur

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.

Katie Rae and the Engine at MIT

David Cohen

Everyone who knows Katie Rae at Techstars is thrilled that she’s taken a lead role with The Engine at MIT, a new venture fund and incubator space there. Katie was the Managing Director at Techstars for our Boston program from 2010 to 2014. Congratulations on the next chapter, Katie! MIT is lucky to have you! Startups

Rapid Prototyping for Product Managers

The Product Guy

Jordan Bergtraum VP Product Management, ServiceChannel. Dustin Levy Director of Product Management, Gentex Corporation. Better Products.

The #1 Rule for Branding, Sales, Marketing, Engineering, Management and Happiness

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The secret to success in business and in life is so simple that it can be summed up in five short words

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.

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’.

3 Simple Time Management Tips For Creatives That Work

Brandanew

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 Designer’s Perspective on Working with Product Managers

The Product Guy

A product manager just stopped by the desk of the designer on a lazy Thursday afternoon. What do designers expect from a product manager?

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. I’ve had the privilege of spending my entire career in technology surrounded by wicked smart engineers.

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!

Deciding to be a Product Manager

The Product Guy

The Best Product Person (TBPP) is the leading international award honoring excellence in Product Management. tweet ). More to Come. link].

Managing your Product Management Career

The Product Guy

I can work strategically and get in-depth whether conversing with a CEO/Board Member or an engineer. Asha Gupta Product Manager, Etsy.

User Experience Design Tactics for Product Managers

The Product Guy

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

Product Management at Startups vs. Enterprises

The Product Guy

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

How to Go From Google Engineer to First-Time CTO

firstround.com

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

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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.

How to build the right management team

Version One Ventures

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. At 15 people, you want someone who will do all the work, but also has the ability to scale up and manage a small team.

Conducting User Research in Product Management

The Product Guy

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

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.)

Human Engineering and Emotional Intelligence for Startups

VC Cafe

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

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?

Reverse Engineering a Career

This is going to be BIG.

It was an exercise in reverse engineering. Some product managers might be more technical, working on feature requirements and interfacing with the engineering team, while others might be more like brand managers who are the GM of their brands. I run into a lot of people trying to switch careers and join a startup.

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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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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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.

How Search Engine Optimization Can Bring You More Clients

YoungUpstarts

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

Senior Product Manager and Your Next Career Steps

The Product Guy

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

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.

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”.

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.

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.

The Top 3 Things You Really Need to Know about Search Engine Optimization

Rembrandt Communications

You hear all of the buzz about search engine optimization (SEO), and know you need to use it for your business.

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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.

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

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The current class action could award damages between $3 billion and $9 billion to more than 60,000 engineers. "If

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.

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.

Hardest Product Management Lesson Learned – Optimism

The Product Guy

The Best Product Person (TBPP) is the leading international award honoring excellence in Product Management. Nominate someone today! tweet ).