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The new user story backlog is a map. Why the flat user story backlog doesn’t work, and how to build a better backlog that will help you more effectively explain your system, prioritize, and plan your releases.

The new user story backlog is a map

This is Gary. Top UK Sports Psychologist Report On The Psychology Of Football Managers. The Confidence Coach's Sports Psychology Reports Sports Psychology Report - Football Coaching Types The Coaching Types research and report was created by Martin Perry, for McDonald's Grassroots Football Programme.

Top UK Sports Psychologist Report On The Psychology Of Football Managers

The aim of this special Sports Psychology report is to categorise contemporary football managers into distinct psychological types. So the managers are grouped into five distinct types. How six people built the #2 mobile analytics tool in just a few months. The more I thought about it, the more I felt committed to it.

How six people built the #2 mobile analytics tool in just a few months

Answers. Flow.pdf. Harvard Bonin's Blog - The Elimination of Waste: Lean Six Sigma applied toward Game Development. The following blog post, unless otherwise noted, was written by a member of Gamasutra’s community.

Harvard Bonin's Blog - The Elimination of Waste: Lean Six Sigma applied toward Game Development

The thoughts and opinions expressed are those of the writer and not Gamasutra or its parent company. These days one must only search online to find many project management techniques that are prevalent within general software development but are not utilized often in game creation. While Scrum has made a strong push into game production, many other techniques remain on the sidelines. This is unfortunate since other methods from Traditional and Agile methodologies can be applied to our industry and could help yield positive results. In this article I will not explain Lean Six Sigma in detail. How to hire a product manager - by Ken Norton. Ken Norton Partner, Google Ventures Follow @kennethn.

How to hire a product manager - by Ken Norton

The product manager's lament. Life is not easy when you're working in an old-fashioned waterfall development process, no matter what role you play.

The product manager's lament

But I have a special sympathy for the "product manager" in a startup that is bringing a new product to a new market, and doing their work in large batches. I met one recently that is working on a really innovative product, and the stories I heard from their development team made me want to cringe. The product manager was clearly struggling to get results from the rest of the team.

These are smart people trying hard to all row in the same direction. The only thing that matters. Jun 25, 2007 This post is all about the only thing that matters for a new startup.

The only thing that matters

But first, some theory: If you look at a broad cross-section of startups -- say, 30 or 40 or more; enough to screen out the pure flukes and look for patterns -- two obvious facts will jump out at you. What I Learned Building Medium (So Far) As of November 2012 We’re now eight months into building Medium, having started in earnest in February of this year.

What I Learned Building Medium (So Far)

In August, we launched what I call the “preview” version—which included viewing content publicly and creation for a small whitelist of folks. Jack Dorsey: The CEO as Chief Editor. What does a Product Manager at Facebook do? - Quora. What is Amazon's approach to product development and product management? PM at Microsoft - Steven Sinofsky's Microsoft TechTalk.

While at Stanford this week I was asked by a number of PM (program manager) candidates to talk about the PM role at Microsoft.

PM at Microsoft - Steven Sinofsky's Microsoft TechTalk

The PM role is unique to Microsoft and was actually created in response to developing software that is more usable and at the same time pushes the state of the art of technology. So when we talk about PM at Microsoft, we're talking from a perspective of creating and evolving the role over the lifetime of the PC industry. I have been both a PM and an SDE (software design engineer) during my career at Microsoft. When I was recruited I started off as an SDE candidate and then I learned about PM during the course of my interviews and I thought "COOL! " that has to be a job for me--after all it sure sounds like an incredibly cool role, since it has the title "manager" in it and if you read/hear the description it sure sounds like you're running the show. 10 principes fondamentaux – Société – Google.

Nous avons rédigé cette liste quelques années après la création de Google.

10 principes fondamentaux – Société – Google

Nous la mettons régulièrement à jour afin qu'elle soit toujours d'actualité, et espérons que vous la trouverez pertinente. Recherchez l'intérêt de l'utilisateur ; le reste suivra. Depuis sa création, la société Google s'efforce d'offrir aux internautes la meilleure expérience utilisateur possible. Lorsque nous concevons un nouveau navigateur Internet ou lorsque nous apportons un plus à l'aspect de notre page d'accueil, c'est votre confort que nous cherchons à satisfaire, et non un quelconque objectif interne, ni les exigences de résultats de la société. L'interface est simple et claire, et les pages se chargent instantanément. The only metric that matters. I've been lucky to be part of the early growth of several really interesting and now important networks including LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. One of the things that I felt working on each of these is that we never looked at numbers or metrics in the abstract -- total page views, logged in accounts, etc, but we always talked about users.

More specifically, what they were doing and why they were doing it. Dsatetsy. Design for Continuous Experimentation. The Agony and Ecstasy of Building with Data — The Year of the Looking Glass. Ah, Data. And of course, Data’s best friend, A/B Test. They’re like the the It couple of many a young software company these days. The Specification is Dead; Long Live the Specification.

In the olden days, most people followed a waterfall method. It involved writing “complete” specifications on exactly what had to be built, how it would be built, how it would work, look, etc. You’d have the “complete” package of documentation up-front and then you’d start coding. Seems like eons ago… Then we were introduced to agile development, which encouraged us to throw away big specifications and go with user stories, or to eliminate documentation entirely and just start coding, building things iteratively.

I’m greatly simplifying the evolution of software development into a couple paragraphs, but you know the drill — specifications went from being necessities to being outlawed. Bad Managers Talk, Good Managers Write. IAC's HowAboutWe co-founder: How to Avoid Delusional Thinking in Start-up Growth Strategy (Guest Post) at. [Andrew: Trying to build and launch dating apps is a favorite pastime of 20-something tech entrepreneurs. However, dating products are notoriously hard to grow because it requires people to be “in-market” and also they don’t necessarily want their friends to know they’re online dating.

Understanding How The Innovator's Dilemma Affects You. One of the most influential books of my career is The Innovator’s Dilemma by Clay Christensen. I cannot recommend it enough for people in the technology or media sectors. Many people bandy about the definitions of “disruptive technology” or “the innovator’s dilemma” without ever having read the book and almost universally misunderstand the concepts. Let me start with Professor Christensen’s definition: The One Cost Engineers and Product Managers Don't Consider - First Round Review. Kris Gale, VP Engineering at Yammer, joined us recently for First Round CTO Summit and blew everyone away with his talk on "why the traditional engineering organizational structure is dead.

" He's now back for round two with a new piece on how features can create complexity cost in an engineering organization. I talk a lot about costs. I believe good engineering is about finding the most cost-effective solution to a problem, whether that cost is measured in dollars, hours, morale or lost opportunities.

Some costs are paid immediately and some are assumed as debt. Product Strategy Means Saying No. If you’re building a product, you have to be great at saying no. Not “maybe” or “later”. The Tax of New — The Year of the Looking Glass. Ben Kamens, It's ok to be embarrassed about what your product... Ben Kamens, "Shipping beats perfection" explained. When we sat down to write Khan Academy’s company values in 2010, “shipping beats perfection” flew out of Sal’s mouth before our butts hit the chairs. Guide to Product Planning: Three Feature Buckets.

In the spirit of capturing some of the observations that I find myself repeating, I’m adding this one to the mix tonight. Unlike the previous two, this is really a piece of concrete advice for product managers of consumer software or consumer internet products. What are the best ways to prioritize a list of product features? - Quora. 50 Articles and Books that will Make you a Great Product Manager.

5 Hard Questions to Ask Yourself During a Conflict — The Year of the Looking Glass. It happens more often than is polite to admit. A versus B, you against me. How to Present Designs — The Year of the Looking Glass. No matter how utterly innovative, how pristine and beautiful a design idea is, rarely does it speak for itself when you are still in the middle of the creative process. The Art of Decision Making as a Product Manager.

How to Work with Engineers — The Year of the Looking Glass. How to Work with Designers — The Year of the Looking Glass. Why companies should have Product Editors, not Product Managers at andrewchen. What innate traits do great Internet product leaders share? What makes someone a great product manager at Google? The DNA of Product Management. A Product Manager’s Job. Be A Great Product Leader (Dropbox / AirBnB 2013) Top 10 Product Leadership Lessons. Venture Generated Content. Get One Thing Right. Software Inventory. How to work with software engineers - by Ken Norton. How to hire a product manager - by Ken Norton. Leading cross-functional teams - by Ken Norton. Maker's Schedule, Manager's Schedule.

Do Things that Don't Scale. How to Get Startup Ideas. Good-product-manager.pdf. How to Spot the Five-Tool Superstar. Quora. PM at Microsoft - Steven Sinofsky's Microsoft TechTalk. Be a Great Product Leader. Good-product-manager.pdf.