This high-level guide will help you understand the role of product management and walk you through the steps required to successfully recruit, align, and leverage a dedicated product management team.
In the early stages of most software companies, product development tends to go something like this: a company’s founders identify a pain point or need, assemble a small engineering team to build a solution that addresses it, and proceed to go through a number of quick iterations to tweak the product to better meet the market’s needs.
It’s a system that relies on innovation, flexibility, and customization to fuel growth. And, in that early (often unstructured) environment, it’s a perfectly acceptable product strategy.
OpenView recently surveyed an array of expansion-stage CEOs and board members to find out what it takes to create a value-adding board. The results are presented in this board of directors infographic, offering real insight into what makes high-performing boards tick.
Does your board add value to your company or do more harm than good? Does it suffer from bad board dynamics or is it a cohesive, high-performance team? No matter how you answer these questions, chances are that your board isn’t doing everything that it should be and providing your company with the kind of strategic support it needs to succeed.
As companies grow from the startup to the expansion stage, founding CEOs are faced with three potential developmental paths.
The roles of startup CEOs and expansion-stage CEOs differ greatly. They require completely different skill sets, and the majority of founders end up recruiting replacements to take over the companies they created.
This week’s Labcast features Part II of the discussion between OpenView Venture Partner, Firas Raouf, and Pascal Levensohn, Managing Partner at Levensohn Venture Partners, on the keys to building and managing effective boards of directors.
According to a recent OpenView survey of expansion-stage CEOs and board members, the ability to run effective board meetings is among the greatest factors that will determine the success or failure of a board of directors.
In this week’s Labcast, OpenView Venture Partner, Firas Raouf, discusses the keys to building effective boards of directors with Pascal Levensohn, Managing Partner at Levensohn Venture Partners.
Great boards of directors are high-performance teams capable of helping companies by bringing critical corporate guidance, industry knowledge, access to important networks, and much-needed executive experience.
In this conclusion of a three-part series, four user experience and product design experts weigh in on what makes great design.
This week, in conjunction with a workshop OpenView hosted on user experience process and product design, we’ve gathered a panel of industry experts who each know a thing or two about designing successful products.
In this second post of a three-part series (see Part I and Part III), four user experience and product design experts share solutions for UX challenges facing expansion-stage companies.
This week, in conjunction with a workshop OpenView is hosting on user experience process and product design, we’ve gathered a panel of four industry experts who each know a thing or two about designing successful products.
Four user experience and product design experts share best practices for designing products customers will love.
In conjunction with a workshop OpenView hosted on user experience process and product design, we’ve gathered a panel of four industry experts who each know a thing or two about designing successful products.