The Nature of Product

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I spend so much of my time coaching, writing, and talking about how different it is to build products at strong product companies versus the rest. When a product person, or especially a product coach, has not yet had the good fortune to work on a strong product team at a strong product company, then. The post The Nature of Product appeared first on Silicon Valley Product Group. Product Culture Product Discovery

8 Productivity Tips To Scale Your Startup

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As a startup, you need to stay productive to remain successful. Take note of these eight productivity tips that will help you. The post 8 Productivity Tips To Scale Your Startup appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others productivity startup advice startup productivity

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The 6 Subtle Ways You Can Keep Productivity High

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As people transition from remote work back to the office, you can use these tricks to spruce up your workplace to keep productivity high. The post The 6 Subtle Ways You Can Keep Productivity High appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others team productivity workplace productivity

Product roadmap pragmatism

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As product managers, it’s our job to drive sustainable business growth. One of the chief ways we do this is by crafting a coherent product roadmap. The post Product roadmap pragmatism appeared first on Street Smart Product Manager. Product Management Product Roadma

Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

7 Keys To Creating A Productive Business Team Culture

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Relationships are key to happiness and productivity. purpose team culture team productivity valuesIn my experience, the right team culture is critical to every business and startup success, so every business leader wants to know how to create it.

Coworking Productivity Tips To Improve Your Business

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There are many ways to increase productivity in a coworking business model, and all of them arise from the same premise: a systematic and content employee is a productive employee. The post Coworking Productivity Tips To Improve Your Business appeared first on Young Upstarts.

5 Tips For Planning Your First Product Launch

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To ensure the success of launching your company’s first product, you should find the right strategies to get the public’s attention. The post 5 Tips For Planning Your First Product Launch appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others new product product launch

Creating a product roadmap is easy

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You just have to know how… Creating a product roadmap is one of the most important deliverables for a product manager. As product managers, we’re expected to set the direction of our products. ” The product roadmap helps do that.

The Best Ways To Optimize Productivity

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The best way to optimize productivity in a hybrid working world is to choose wisely — the who, what, and why still matter. The post The Best Ways To Optimize Productivity appeared first on Young Upstarts. Thinking Aloud Adam Witty personal productivity work productivity

Company Productivity Improvements You Can Implement Today

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Improving productivity is a top priority for any company. The post Company Productivity Improvements You Can Implement Today appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others office productivity workplace productivity

Product success

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How do you know if your product is going to be successful? How do you know if your product IS successful? When I ask product managers this question, I get answers like these: “We regularly ask our customers for feedback on our product.” The post Product success appeared first on Street Smart Product Manager. Product Management SaaS CAC churn CPA KPI LTV metrics unit economics

A Path to the Minimum Viable Product

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Many of them get hung up on understanding how to select the right minimal viable product. He came up with the concept to simply the search for product/market fit by using an MVP Tree. To get started, we draw our tree out using Whimsical , a product that I’m a big fan of.).

7 Personal Productivity Tactics To Get More Work Done

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Studies of software teams, for example, show differences as great as ten to one in productivity between working team members. The result should also be fewer total hours at work, improved health, as well as improved productivity and attitude. Distractions are the enemy of productivity.

4 Tips To Creating A More Productive Work Environment For Employees

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To be productive, an employee needs a conducive work environment. Here are four tips for creating a more productive work environment for your employees. The post 4 Tips To Creating A More Productive Work Environment For Employees appeared first on Young Upstarts.

How Roofs Affect Business Productivity

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The post How Roofs Affect Business Productivity appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others business productivity roofingBelieve it or not, your business’s roof can impact your business in several ways.

Your Product is Not Their Problem

Steve Blank

The conversation got interesting when I asked, “How are you going to describe the product to potential customers in the concrete industry?” Your product is not someone’s problem. There are no facts inside your building, so get the heck outside.

10 Strategies For Boosting Your Productivity At Work

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The real solution is better productivity and less procrastination, to put you back in control of your business. Dr. Jan Yager, a recognized expert on the subject of time management, addressed this issue in the classic edition of her book, “ Work Less, Do More: The 14-Day Productivity Makeover.”

The Best Apps To Ensure Your Workplace Stays Productive

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To help businesses, we've come up with a list of the best apps that businesses can use in order to increase workplace productivity. The post The Best Apps To Ensure Your Workplace Stays Productive appeared first on Young Upstarts.

How Chronic Pain Changed My Relationship With Productivity

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Michelle Patterson shares how she retains productivity while dealing with chronic pain. The post How Chronic Pain Changed My Relationship With Productivity appeared first on Young Upstarts. Thinking Aloud entrepreneur advice Michelle Patterson personal productivity

How Electrical Forklifts Boost Warehouse Productivity

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The post How Electrical Forklifts Boost Warehouse Productivity appeared first on Young Upstarts. Forklifts make light work of the many tasks performed in the warehouse daily. And electric forklifts have more advantages than your usual fuel-based ones.

7 Principles for Keeping Work Discussions Productive

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I agree with her principles, and outline them here, for approaching any conversation at work, especially difficult ones, and making them positive and productive, rather than emotional and confrontational: Confidence - trusting yourself and the other party.

How To Bring Your Product Idea To Life

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The possibility of inventing a product that changes lives for the better is an exciting prospect. However, having a product idea and bringing it to life are two very different things. The post How To Bring Your Product Idea To Life appeared first on Young Upstarts.

Product Ops Overview

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As Product School says in their survey article trying to define what Product Ops is: “Product Ops operates differently at every company.” From my own interactions with companies implementing or exploring Product Ops, I have found no fewer than six distinct definitions. The post Product Ops Overview appeared first on Silicon Valley Product Group. Product Management

WFH productivity and problems

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I was one of Gartner's first WFH analysts in 1995. They were not sure the WFH model would work in analyst world so they had me spend most of the first 6 months at HQ in Stamford, CT. My employment. Future of Work New Normal COVID-19

6 Keys To Aiming Your Product To Mainstream Customers

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The good news is that early adopters are never reluctant to sign up as beta customers and will provide you early feedback on product quality. business opportunity crossing the chasm Geoffrey Moore product features

10 Remarkably Straightforward Ways To Boost Your Productivity And Efficiency

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Here are ten good habits to form to boost your productivity. The post 10 Remarkably Straightforward Ways To Boost Your Productivity And Efficiency appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others personal productivity workplace productivity

SaaS product management

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It’s amazing how often product managers forget a simple, yet fundamental truth: Our job as product managers is not just to build features users want… Not just to prioritize the roadmap… Not just to spend time talking with customers… Not just to ensure a successful release… Those activities are important, of course. The post SaaS product management appeared first on Street Smart Product Manager.

10 Key Business Plan Elements Not In A Product Spec

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For the rest of us, we need a business plan, as well as a product plan. Some of you may be convinced that your product specification communicates the product message even better than a business plan, so why be redundant? business plan funding idea product plan

Why You Should Be Doing Product Discovery

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Before rushing to build your concept to push out to consumers, it’s important to first undertake product discovery. Product discovery is the purpose of identifying the smallest amount of software needed to determine market value. Why is product discovery important?

How To Make A Product Video: Tips And Tricks

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A product video is a form of advertising used to showcase your product and how it works. The post How To Make A Product Video: Tips And Tricks appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others product video video video marketing

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The Keys To Productive Brainstorming

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In fact, doesn’t “brainstorming meeting” … Continue reading The Keys To Productive Brainstorming. The post The Keys To Productive Brainstorming appeared first on Street Smart Product Manager. New Product Development brainstorming creativity innovationLet’s face it: brainstorming has gotten a bad rap. And deservedly so. How many of us have been part of a “brainstorming meeting” that turned out to be a total waste of time?

Starting A Successful Video Production Company Business

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Starting a profitable video production company business is not a walk in the park; you must win the clients’ trust. It’s an essential part of any business, and it defines the difference between small-time operations and more prominent video production companies.

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Types of Product Coaching

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The post Types of Product Coaching appeared first on Silicon Valley Product Group. Product CultureWhen I announced the experimental Coach the Coaches session in London in May, I really didn’t know what level of interest to expect, but the demand has been remarkable and very encouraging. I was worried we wouldn’t be able to fill up the room, and now I feel bad for all the people we won’t. View Article.

Label Design Tips To Promote Your Brand And Sell More Products

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When you design a label for your product or service, you want it to be original and stand out. The post Label Design Tips To Promote Your Brand And Sell More Products appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others product design product labeling product packaging

13 Myths And Misconceptions About Product Managers

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The good news: product management is now being seen as a legitimate profession and increasingly critical to a company’s growth strategy. (Ok, Here … Continue reading 13 Myths And Misconceptions About Product Managers. The post 13 Myths And Misconceptions About Product Managers appeared first on Street Smart Product Manager. Product Management

5 Indispensible Habits Of Great Product Leaders

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As a product management leader, there are many demands on your time. But when we do … Continue reading 5 Indispensible Habits Of Great Product Leaders. The post 5 Indispensible Habits Of Great Product Leaders appeared first on Street Smart Product Manager. Leadership People Issues Product ManagementIt’s easy to get sucked into working on the most pressing issues and on meeting other people’s expectations.

Important Types Of Stickers And Label Materials For Your Products

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The post Important Types Of Stickers And Label Materials For Your Products appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others product labeling sticker printingWhen it comes to making stickers, the material you use is just as crucial as the size, shape, and design.

Ten Tips For Productive And Focused Remote Team Meetings

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The post Ten Tips For Productive And Focused Remote Team Meetings appeared first on Young Upstarts. Professionalisms Angela Anastasakis managing a team managing meetings remote team remote work team productivity

As a product manager, you need to do just two things

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One of the biggest lies in product management is agile. The post As a product manager, you need to do just two things appeared first on Street Smart Product Manager. Product ManagementThat may sound like heresy, but hear me out… I actually love agile. It’s a great approach to reducing the risk of developing and shipping software. It’s a better software development methodology.

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NextView’s Early Stage Startup Guide: Product

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The first guide we are releasing is around product. Creating a successful company can hinge on whether or not you build a product that people want. we’ll cover the following topics: Challenges of Product Development. Thoughtful & Clever Product Experiences.

Is The Internet A Commodity Or A Differentiated Product?

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The post Is The Internet A Commodity Or A Differentiated Product? Is the internet a commodity? Well, anything that is produced to be sold or exchanged in the market is a commodity. appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others Internet

When I built products the stupid way

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The post When I built products the stupid way appeared first on Street Smart Product Manager. New Product Development Product Development Product Management agile innovation leanIn 2007, ProductRepair (name changed), a market leader in its industry, was facing some serious threats: A rapidly maturing business. New “digitally native” entrants with greatly enhanced data collection abilities.