The Product Manager’s Portfolio

Instigator Blog

It’s not always easy for a product manager to explain her precise role in building product. Every company defines product managers differently, and a product manager’s output is sometimes difficult to see or quantify. Product managers tend to use success metrics as a baseline for their experience (e.g. Product Management“We increased conversion by 300%!”) ”) but of […].

Protecting Your Portfolio

YoungUpstarts

In fact, there are plenty of reasons why many people feel a complete loss when faced with the overwhelming process of managing their assets. Starting with a solid and manageable portfolio can help to set the pace so that the rest of your financial investments stay in check.

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The 7 Deadly Sins of Project Portfolio Management

Inc Startups

A Project Portfolio Management culture must be built deliberately. Here are the main reasons why your attempts to forge a project-centered culture will fail. Innovate

5 Money Management Tips Every Entrepreneur Needs to Grow Their Portfolio

Inc Startups

Review some of the money management tips discussed in this article and identify items that can be helpful on your entrepreneurial journey

Portfolio Management

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

In considering the issue of valuation generally, one should understand the environment in which a manager of a venture pool operates; he is investing not in one but in a number of opportunities. One of the foundations of modern portfolio theory is the concept that the return on an asset cannot be viewed by itself; rather it must be judged by its contribution to the portfolio as a whole.

Business Development vs. Product Management

The Product Guy

In a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Chris Butler, lead a conversation around “Business Development vs. Product Management”. Jordan Bergtraum VP Product Management, ServiceChannel. Dustin Levy Director of Product Management, Gentex Corporation.

Rapid Prototyping for Product Managers

The Product Guy

Each Session of the program runs for 6 months with paired individuals… Conducting regular 1-on-1 mentor-mentee chats Sharing experiences with the larger Product community Participating in live-streamed product management lessons and Q&A. Amanda Ralph Product Management Consultant.

Managing your Product Management Career

The Product Guy

In our a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Adrienne Tan, lead a conversation around “Managing Your Product Management Career”. Jordan Bergtraum VP Product Management, ServiceChannel. Dominic Gadoury Director Product Management, ADP.

What Are VC Firm’s Efforts To Connect Firms In Their Portfolio With Fresh MBA Grads?

Ask The VC

Question: How would you describe VC firm’s efforts to connect firms in their portfolio with fresh MBA grads? Im just curious because here in Philadelphia, First Round Capital is posting a lot of job offers for firms in its portfolio on their website, and I’m not seeing any other Philly VC firms doing this (at the moment). Im an MBA applicant at this point, and Im trying to size up my (realistic) career goals via an MBA in Entrepreneurial Management or some similar track.

User Experience Design Tactics for Product Managers

The Product Guy

Each Session of the program runs for 6 months with paired individuals… Conducting regular 1-on-1 mentor-mentee chats Sharing experiences with the larger Product community Participating in live-streamed product management lessons and Q&A. Ladislav Bartos Product Manager, Gumtree.com.

Product Management at Startups vs. Enterprises

The Product Guy

In our a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Krishna Madhuvarsu, lead a conversation around “Product Management in Startups vs. Enterprises”. Jordan Bergtraum VP Product Management, ServiceChannel. Ladislav Bartos Product Manager, Gumtree.com.

How To Manage Business Transformation.And, Keep Your Sanity

Inc Startups

Transformation work should be managed as a portfolio of projects and programs

Q1 Round-up: Portfolio companies in the news

Version One Ventures

If you’re not already familiar with the startups and founders making up the V1 portfolio, here’s a summary of some of this quarter’s news clippings. This past quarter, three of our portfolio companies closed funding rounds (we participated in all three): First, Booster Fuels raised a $9 million Series A from Maveron, Madrona Venture group, RRE Ventures, and V1. Portfolio companies in the news.

Conducting User Research in Product Management

The Product Guy

Each Session of the program runs for 6 months with paired individuals… Conducting regular 1-on-1 mentor-mentee chats Sharing experiences with the larger Product community Participating in live-streamed product management lessons and Q&A. Ladislav Bartos Product Manager, Gumtree.com.

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”. Becky Yelland Senior News Product Manager, Thomson Reuters. product management mentee mentor theproductmentor tpm

Managing risk is critical to success

Taffy Williams

Risk management includes your distance from the alligators. Managing the risk would be up to the investor risk tolerance and risk management style. One method of managing risk is extensive diligence on all aspects of the business and the people.

The modern management mindset

The Equity Kicker

Managers seeing themselves, and acting, as enablers, rather than controllers, so as to draw on the full talents and capacities of knowledge workers. I’m a keen follower of Steve Denning and his writing on strategy, leadership and the future of work.

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”. Jordan Bergtraum VP Product Management, ServiceChannel. Dominic Gadoury Director Product Management, ADP. Asha Gupta Product Manager, Etsy.

Senior Product Manager and Your Next Career Steps

The Product Guy

Each Session of the program runs for 6 months with paired individuals… Conducting regular 1-on-1 mentor-mentee chats Sharing experiences with the larger Product community Participating in live-streamed product management lessons and Q&A. Ladislav Bartos Product Manager, Gumtree.com.

Product Pricing in Product Management

The Product Guy

Each Session of the program runs for 6 months with paired individuals… Conducting regular 1-on-1 mentor-mentee chats Sharing experiences with the larger Product community Participating in live-streamed product management lessons and Q&A. Asha Gupta Product Manager, Etsy.

Conducting User Research in Product Management

The Product Guy

Each Session of the program runs for 6 months with paired individuals… Conducting regular 1-on-1 mentor-mentee chats Sharing experiences with the larger Product community Participating in live-streamed product management lessons and Q&A. Ladislav Bartos Product Manager, Gumtree.com.

Leadership and Influence for Product Managers

The Product Guy

In our a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Dustin Levy, lead a conversation around “Leadership and Influence for Product Managers”. Jordan Bergtraum VP Product Management, ServiceChannel. Ladislav Bartos Product Manager, Gumtree.com.

Behavioral Economics in Product Management

The Product Guy

Each Session of the program runs for 6 months with paired individuals… Conducting regular 1-on-1 mentor-mentee chats Sharing experiences with the larger Product community Participating in live-streamed product management lessons and Q&A. Asha Gupta Product Manager, Etsy.

The Role of Emotional Intelligence in Product Management

The Product Guy

In our a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Vikas Batra, lead a conversation around “Emotional Intelligence for Product Managers”. Jordan Bergtraum VP Product Management, ServiceChannel. Ladislav Bartos Product Manager, Gumtree.com.

Applying Product Management to Web Design in a Multiscreen Era

The Product Guy

Each Session of the program runs for 6 months with paired individuals… Conducting regular 1-on-1 mentor-mentee chats Sharing experiences with the larger Product community Participating in live-streamed product management lessons and Q&A. Ladislav Bartos Product Manager, Gumtree.com.

Intellectual Property Recommendations for Startup Product Managers

The Product Guy

In our a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Steven Cohn, lead a conversation around “Intellectual Property Recommendations for Startup Product Managers”. Becky Yelland Senior News Product Manager, Thomson Reuters.

Financial Modeling for Product Managers

The Product Guy

Each Session of the program runs for 6 months with paired individuals… Conducting regular 1-on-1 mentor-mentee chats Sharing experiences with the larger Product community Participating in live-streamed product management lessons and Q&A. Asha Gupta Product Manager, Etsy.

Introducing Product Management to your Organization

The Product Guy

In our a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Jordan Bergtraum, lead a conversation around “Introducing Product Management to your Organization”. Jordan Bergtraum VP Product Management, ServiceChannel. Dominic Gadoury Director Product Management, ADP.

Lean product management

Google Ventures

Dan’s Slides (PDF) ( portfolio only ). What is Lean Product Management? Product Management Dan Olsen , a startup veteran and leading PM voice, discusses how to apply Lean Startup principles as a product person. Dan covers best practices in understanding customer needs, prioritization, UX design, user testing, and analytics that can be used to optimize your product.

Investors need to actually use their portfolio products

Version One Ventures

While Marcus’ memo touches on numerous high-level debates like passion vs. paycheck, there’s one important message for start-ups, managers, employees, and investors alike: Eat your own dog food. Should an investor really be expected to use the 10, 15, or 20 products in his or her portfolio? As an investor, using a portfolio company is easier when dealing with consumer apps and companies.

Can Project Management Support High Growth Companies?

YoungUpstarts

By Russell Harley, veteran project manager and Director at PMO. There is some thinking that equates project management with being a roadblock to speedy delivery of critical projects. ’ So how can project management be an effective tool versus a roadblock?

Why Every Product Manager Needs to Know Big Data

The Product Guy

In our a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Dominic Gadoury, lead a conversation around “Why Every Product Manager Needs to Know Big Data”. Jordan Bergtraum VP Product Management, ServiceChannel. Ladislav Bartos Product Manager, Gumtree.com.

Applying Product Management to Web Design in a Multiscreen Era

The Product Guy

Each Session of the program runs for 6 months with paired individuals… Conducting regular 1-on-1 mentor-mentee chats Sharing experiences with the larger Product community Participating in live-streamed product management lessons and Q&A. Ladislav Bartos Product Manager, Gumtree.com.

Achieving Team Buy-in in Product Management

The Product Guy

Each Session of the program runs for 6 months with paired individuals… Conducting regular 1-on-1 mentor-mentee chats Sharing experiences with the larger Product community Participating in live-streamed product management lessons and Q&A. Ladislav Bartos Product Manager, Gumtree.com.

From Time to Stakeholder Management

The Product Guy

In our a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Becky Yelland, lead a conversation around “Time and Stakeholder Management”. Becky Yelland Senior News Product Manager, Thomson Reuters. product management mentee mentor theproductmentor tpm

How VCs Can Accelerate Portfolio Company Returns

David Teten

Best Practices in Venture Capital Portfolio Company Value Creation. In addition, in light of increasing competition in the startup funding space, a methodology for helping portfolio companies consistently is a strong competitive advantage. In an effort to address this, we launched last year a formal study of best practices of VCs in improving portfolio company value. We think that VCs can add tremendous value by systematically actively supporting their portfolio companies.

Meet Our Newest Portfolio Company, Airbnb

Ben's Blog

And they have been ably managing the operations amidst simply explosive growth. Portfolio CompaniesThis is a guest post by Jeff Jordan, General Partner of Andreessen Horowitz. Talk about a business with humble roots. Brian Chesky and Joe Gebbia met at the Rhode Island School of Design and became roommates in San Francisco in 2007. A prominent design conference was coming to town and the nearby hotels were sold out.

How To Disrupt The Investing Business, With Katina Stefanova (Ex-Bridgewater Management Committee)

David Teten

Katina served as a Senior Executive and Management Committee Advisor at Bridgewater Associates. Reporting directly to the CEO, Katina managed various departments including Back and Middle Office, IT, Recruiting and Talent, Client Service Reporting, Fund Legal and Compliance.

Manage Your Clients’ Expectations in 3 Easy Steps

Up and Running

Managing expectations can definitely be a balancing act. Managing expectations is an aspect of business that is often overlooked while establishing client relationships. Onboarding typically starts from the moment a potential client views your online portfolio and reviews your rates.

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How to transition from a Product Manager to a Product Leader

The Product Guy

So, you did whatever it took to become a Product Manager. Either you stumbled your way into product management, or you planned your way through. When you are a Product Manager, your product is your business. As product managers, we often need to, have to, take decisions.