Entries by Kyle Weiss

Meetup Documents – User Personas

We recently had a meetup event where Kyle Weiss talked about Persona definition for consumer apps. He walked through the process of initially defining a persona and then how to refine and re-evaluate once you have had a chance to validate assumptions with data. The slides and personas he presented are attached. Slide deck – Workshop – […]

What is Growth Hacking

There is a relatively new term cropping up in software companies called, Growth Hacking. Some organizations are hiring a Growth Hacking team. But, what does this team or person do and why should you care? Growth Hacking is a relatively new concept of building a very lean team (sometimes it’s a team of one), that is […]

Building solutions versus solving problems

Building a solution is the same thing as solving a problem right? You need to build a solution to solve the problem, there is no way to solve the problem without building a solution!? Wrong. At many organizations, product teams are branding themselves as the team who is focused, almost exclusively, on building a solution. […]

Applying/Hiring 101 Meetup Presentations

Thanks to everyone who came out on the 12th of August. We have uploaded the slides and they can be found here: Adam Tornes – Developing PM experience without a PM Job Kyle Weiss – Interview like a Boss Michael Lynch – Product versus Custom Software Sean Porter – Estimation Interview We hope to see […]

Product Roles: The Role of a Director of Product Management

We continue our series on Product Roles and how each role varies, while focusing on the work each Product role can play in an organization. Please keep in mind, product team’s responsibilities can be highly varied. Some organizations have parsed these job functions to other roles, sometimes across departments. The success of that parsing will vary from company to company. […]

Product Roles: The Role of a Product Manager

The Product Roles series focuses on the work each Product role can play in an organization. Please keep in mind, product team’s responsibilities can be highly varied. Some organizations have parsed these job functions to other roles, sometimes across departments. The success of that parsing will vary from company to company. In this series, we will focus on what […]

Good Product Manager/Bad Product Manager

This is a repost from Ben Horowitz: Good product managers know the market, the product, the product line and the competition extremely well and operate from a strong basis of knowledge and confidence. A good product manager is the CEO of the product. A good product manager takes full responsibility and measures themselves in terms of […]