4/2/15: Colorado Product Management Meetup

Feld Thoughts

If you are a technology product manager in Colorado, take a look at the new Colorado Product group. The first meetup is on 4/2/15 and features a talk from Adit Vaidya, Product Manager for Facebook Groups. The post 4/2/15: Colorado Product Management Meetup appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Announcements

Start Early With a Solid Product Management System

The Startup Magazine

For startup owners, similar questions need to be asked about their company – particularly the product (or service) they’re providing their consumers. Here are several detailed reasons why strong product management is so important: Complexity. Who are we? Why are we here?

How To Succeed As A Product Manager


New technologies emerge daily and bring ingenious products to the world. It’s generally accepted to praise developers and designers for bringing these products to life but there is usually someone else behind the concepts and ideas. necessary product. Product Management Metrics.

Reuniting Product Management and Lean UX

Grasshopper Herder

We product managers have let ourselves be put into smaller product owner boxes. Product Management User Experience lean UX user experience We''ve been focused on process when the biggest risks are about markets.

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What Management Skills Will Be Needed In The Future


To the casual eye management can seem pretty simple; you just need to tell others what to do. In fact a good manager won’t even tell their employees what to do ! Managers will be able to delegate more to apps and even A.I. Others management managing people

Why Team Management By Fear Is Bad For Any Business

Startup Professionals Musings

Despite the ease of communication through social media, new tools, the popularity of fearless independence and #MeToo, I still see many business organizations that are less than productive due to fear. Amy Edmondson business fearless management by fear

Are Your Premises Impinging On Your Productivity?


In order to keep your startup costs manageable you invest only in the areas where you can be sure of a healthy return on your investment and look for opportunities to drive down expenses everywhere else. The first two hours of the day are arguably the most potentially productive.

Scaling from maker to manager

Version One Ventures

But as the start-up scales and you hire employees, your day-to-day is taken over by more managerial tasks, like hiring and managing people, running company meetings, etc. Going from a maker to manager was one of the hardest transitions I went through when building my own start-up and I don’t think I was fully aware of what was happening to me at the time. First – choose your path: do you really want to transition into a manager? . How to grow into the role of manager.

Product Review – Taskworld Smart Project Management Software

The Startup Magazine

In today’s world, managing a business has become an arduous task. These apps help the businesses to increase their productivity by improving the operational efficiency of the business owner as well his employees. Here, project management software comes into the picture.

Why Product Managers Wear Sneakers

Steve Blank

I gave a talk last night to the Silicon Valley Product Management Association. It’s a San Francisco Bay Area forum for networking, jobs and education for over 500 Product Management professionals. product managers in a startup can either be an asset or an albatross.

Managing Finances When Freelancing


Because this often means accounting for deductions and write-offs to reduce the tax burden, many freelancers turn to tax management services for help. Professionalisms freelance work freelancing managing money small business finance

So you say you want to be a Product Manager …?

Austin Startup

(Almost) everything you need to know (but are afraid to ask) before you wistfully ask a product manager to coffee so they will help you find a job. Tailor resumes and cover letters for product manager job applications to each specific role. Products are built for users?—?not

Ways To Manage Distributed Teams


The advantages of these teams are well known, but they do require a different style of management that empowers individuals while directing them toward a common goal. With normal in-house teams, setting expectations is important for the management of a project.

Lara Galloway’s Time Management Tips and Productivity Hacks [VIDEO]

Up and Running

I had the pleasure of co-hosting a free Bplans webinar with Lara Galloway, a business coach and time management expert. In the webinar, Lara offered some excellent time management tips and productivity hacks. We may be actually quite productive most of the time.

Product Manager vs. Product Owner Revisited


Five years ago I wrote an article arguing that it is essential that the product manager is also the product owner. My motivation, which I made no secret of, was that I was worried about this point because more than a few companies were using the relatively new role of the product owner as an excuse to once again separate “the business person” from the “the person that talks with the developers.”

How To Choose The Right Project Management Tools


In the recent past, choosing the right project management tool was a tough decision as it was such a significant investment. While different industries and niches will have specific needs, there are a few traits that everyone can benefit from in project management software.

How To Manage Multiple Tasks Without Multitasking

YFS Magazine

It’s possible to be productive in today’s fast-paced world and to effectively play many roles. Back Office Grow managing workflow productivity time management workflowHere's how to get started (without multitasking).

A Manager’s Guide To Effective Meetings

The Startup Magazine

As a manager, it’s important to maintain communication with your employees. There are two types of meetings – one-on-one and staff – that keep the channels of communication between managers and employees open. Both styles of meetings have benefits for employees and managers.

Productivity Tips For Small Business Owners


You set the limits and boundaries, you shape the company’s culture, and you take on many different roles — you become the CEO, HR, project manager, office manager, etc. Manage Your Emails Like A Pro. Time tracking is one of the best indicators of your productivity!

3 Project Management Delegation Blunders To Avoid

YFS Magazine

As you delegate project management be on the lookout for these three issues. The wrong project management processes can completely destroy business growth. Operations productivity productivity tips project management

[Infographic] Work Day Productivity Hacks


For an entrepreneur, time is money; as you can imagine managing one’s time well is critical to the success of an entrepreneurially-minded person.

4 TED Talks On Productivity


by Seyran Dalipovski, Social Media and Content Manager at Simpliday. TED Talks touch on a large amount of topics and we decided – why not add our favorite productivity talks for you? Carlin Daharsh: Too Busy for Productivity. David Allen: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity.

Inventory Management 101


There are products, samples and parts everywhere. Early on, you are managing everything in one spot. As you grow, take the time to separate activities to better keep track of each step and products. Keeping track of those products and their costs is key to turning a profit.

Maximizing Your Workplace Productivity


To stay productive in the office, all you need is a little motivation and some organizational strategies to help you out. And hey, if you’re interested enough to be reading how you can improve that productivity, you’re on the right track to success already.

How To Maximise Productivity And Streamline Communication In The Workplace


One of the most important aspects of any business is employee productivity. While increased productivity is something that many businesses strive for, it is not always achieved. Investing in technology is one of the best ways to maximise productivity.

7 Tips To Transform Boredom Into Productivity

YFS Magazine

So, here's a look at 7 tips to help transform boredom into productive solutions. Lead managing workflow personal development productivity time managementChallenging business tasks can leave you feeling stuck.

How To Find The Best Event Management Company For Your Project


Choosing the right event management company is the first step for anyone who not only wants their event to be remembered and have the desired effect, but to make sure that no major incident or disruption ruins it. Others event management

Time Management Tips and Productivity Hacks for Successful Entrepreneurs [Free Webinar]

Up and Running

10 productivity hacks (so you get more done in less time). The post Time Management Tips and Productivity Hacks for Successful Entrepreneurs [Free Webinar] appeared first on Bplans Blog. Managing a Business entrepreneur productivity time management webinar

Entrepreneurs Need Time Management Accelerators

Startup Professionals Musings

Every person, no matter what their passion, needs to revisit the principles of time management from time to time. Effective time management skills are often the best competitive edge. Get products out the door and shipped. No products mean no business.

8 Management Behaviors Drive Change Without Crisis

Startup Professionals Musings

Apple needs a product that jumps to the next curve. He didn’t wait for competitors to prove current products obsolete. Isolate new product teams from decimation by daily crises.

Why Women Make The Best Product Managers


Recently I gave a keynote address to the Mind The Product Conference in London , and in that talk I wanted to illustrate, by example, the essential role that very strong product managers play for their team and their company. But many people did ask me about the gender aspect afterwards (If you haven’t yet read that article, I hope you read it first as this article will make much more sense if you know just what traits are necessary for strong product managers).

Product Manager vs. Product Owner


All too often I run into companies that have resigned themselves to having two different people covering the product role. Usually the way they split it is they have one person responsible for interacting with customers and stakeholders (which they often call the product manager), and another to interact with the development team and manage the backlog (which they usually call the product owner).

The Product Manager Contribution


Recently I was asked by a very smart CTO: "I understand the need for a great user experience designer, but if we have a strong designer, and that person is paired with a strong technology lead, do we really still need a product manager?". For many teams, the contribution of the product manager is not at all clear. In this article I'd like to spell out very clearly what the product manager needs to contribute if they are to carry their weight on a product team.

Top 3 Tips On Managing Virtual Teams


by Sebastien Boyer, Director of Products at Nutcache. One question that immediately comes to mind is how a manager is going to keep track of such teams and their activities? Here are 3 tips on managing virtual teams and keep everything on track: 1.

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.

Managing Remote Employees The Right Way


However, it’s not always good news for all businesses, and some can struggle to cope with managing workers who aren’t office-based. It can be a new challenge for your company, but there is a lot of best practice to follow that can help you take control and manage remote employees successfully.

10 Tips For Managing Entrepreneur Startup Overload

Startup Professionals Musings

Most people can’t manage more than five items in their head, and when your list gets longer, it seems infinite. Regular non-work breaks, like a trip to the gym, or time with family will be ultimately more productive than slugging it out all night on a given problem.

5 Risk Management Issues Many Small Business Owners Neglect


One area where good decision making plays a large role in any business is in regards to risk management. A large part of a good risk management plan is a business owner who can determine what the businesses actual risk is and how much of a risk each element represents.

The Missing Link: Revolutionizing Performance Management Through Execution Management


Our breakthrough came when we were introduced to the execution management philosophy called the Keyne Methodology which we support by utilizing software called Keynelink. The Manager’s role, as the developers of people, needs to be just as important as the manager’s ability to get things done.

5 Project Management Mistakes That Slow You Down


Project managers have a lot on their plate. They’re responsible for getting complex projects down in short periods of time, and they also have to manage the employees below them. A product management tool can help you keep track of these deadlines in real time.

Managing Virtual Teams – Top 5 Tips


Virtual team management can get a whole lot easier when you apply the right tips and tools. Truthfully, managing a virtual team is a whole lot of work and has more challenges than just psyching yourself up to get out of those nightclothes and into something snappy.

Best Online HR Management Tools Every Company Needs


Although it is not possible for technology to take over completely the human resource management , the right software speeds and eases up HR management. It helps in improving productivity. This has a direct influence on the productivity of your company.

Top 5 Productivity Hacks For Entrepreneurs

YFS Magazine

Lead personal development productivity time managementImagine how different your life would look if you followed these steps?