Callaghan Innovation’s conference on “Scaling Your SaaS Business Faster” is for NZ business/technical leaders, especially software entrepreneurs. Rich Mironov’s keynote is on product/market fit and product management, followed by workshops on early validation techniques.
I visited Bangalore for a combination of workshops, public talks and client meetings hosted by Confianzys. The trip had a cooking theme: sharing Silicon Valley’s “secret sauce” for innovation and successful products.
In this video Magnus Billgren (of Tolpagorni) and Rich Mironov talk about the very earliest-stage startups and their need for product management thinking — even if they are too small to have a dedicated person exclusively for this role. Conversation isabout founders with good product reflexes, lean startups, why there’s usually not a formal product manager among the founders, and when to add one full-time. (In my experience, it’s at twelve to twenty employees.) This is the third in a series, recorded in March 2012 at Stockholm Product Leadership Days.
I was honored to join Cindy Solomon’s Product Management Talk podcast series on April 16th. Co-hosted by Adrienne Tan and Nick Coster, we had a lively conversation about Galvanizing The Product Management Career Path.
Rich Mironov led a clinic on product management concepts for very early-stage start-ups (1 to 3 employees), hosted by Agile Entrepreneurs. Three Product Challenges for Early-Stage Entrepreneurs Three Product Challenges for Early-Stage Entrepreneurs from Rich Mironov When: Thursday July 15, 2010 Where: Fenwick & West, 801 California St, Mountain View CA Who: Hosted/presented by Agile Entrepreneurs Rich talked about what product management is, who does it at start-ups, and three things that every founder must do (or get help doing) even though there’s no product manager on board yet: Seriously listen to their market/prospects Build a thumbnail customer-side ROI Take time for whole-product thinking
I spent 2006 consulting to small tech companies, including seven months as an interim executive. I also nearly co-founded a start-up. Come year-end, though, I find that I haven’t created a new company or joined a fledgling venture. This brings to mind discussions of commitment and “burning your boats.”