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 […].

Q3 2017 Round-Up: Portfolio News and Activities

Version One Ventures

We continue to invest in blockchain companies and funds such as Coinbase and Metastable Capital , which join our existing crypto portfolio ( Blockstack , Citizen Hex and Polychain Capital ). Here’s a quick recap of our other funding announcements, portfolio news, and product updates (the things we can announce publicly): Funding announcements. We announced our investment in Manifold , t he easiest way to find and manage essential developer services.

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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.

Recapping Q2 2017: Portfolio News and Activities

Version One Ventures

Q2 has been busy for Version One and our portfolio companies – here’s a quick recap of select news coverage, funding announcements, and product updates (at least the things we can announce publicly): . Portfolio Companies in the News. Manifold officially launched to the public – it’s the place to find, buy, and manage cloud services. The post Recapping Q2 2017: Portfolio News and Activities appeared first on Version One.

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

Lean Innovation Management – Making Corporate Innovation Work

Steve Blank

—– Lean Innovation Management. Each horizon requires different focus, different management, different tools and different goals. Product management for Horizon 1 uses existing product management tools such as StageGate ® or the equivalent.

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Managing New User Satisfaction On A Daily Basis

Feld Thoughts

We have many rapidly growing SaaS companies in our portfolio. The post Managing New User Satisfaction On A Daily Basis appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Management churn conversion ICDC operant conditioning saasAs we get to the end of 2016, I’m in many conversations about 2016 performance and 2017 budgets. While 2016 isn’t over yet, most SaaS companies know how things are going to end up within a few percentage points.

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.

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.

Reconciling Product Management and Product Leadership

The Product Guy

A Product manager tasked to lead and manage her team while still providing product management capabilities; that was my position when I was selected to be part of the product mentorship program and paired with Amanda Ralph, my new mentor. Resource management.

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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.

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.

How To Manage Business Transformation.And, Keep Your Sanity

Inc Startups

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Introducing NextView III and Our Focus on the Everyday Economy

View from Seed

Managed marketplaces , robotics , and on -demand delivery networks are changing how we experience the simple pleasure of eating a meal. Blog PortfolioWhat will the future hold? It’s a question every VC asks themselves and the entrepreneurs they invest in.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.