Build, Measure, Learn, + Communicate

Posted on Mon, Nov 28, 2016

This article is a guest post from Nichole Elizabeth DeMeré, SaaS Consultant & Customer Success Evangelist.

Build, measure, learn. They’re the fundamental building blocks of Lean Startup methodology. Critics equate this 3-part cycle with tossing half-baked products to consumers to see if they work – a mistake easily made if you don’t fill in the spaces between Build – Measure – Learn with a little common sense and a lot of communication.

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How to Create a Lean Startup Culture

Posted on Mon, Nov 14, 2016

This article is a guest post from Nichole Elizabeth DeMeré, SaaS Consultant & Customer Success Evangelist

Some describe work ‘culture’ as a “learned process,” or “a set of rules and standards,” or even behaviors that fall within a proper and acceptable range according to the organization. Those sterile definitions may work for traditionally corporate environments, but startups? No. Startups have a culture all their own.

 
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New in Notion: Mix and match and measure with more integrations

Posted on Tue, Nov 1, 2016

SaaS tools are a staple of any company’s infrastructure. From growing startups to teams within large organizations, companies rely on dozens of tools to get their jobs done and are constantly looking for more data from these tools to improve their process. That’s why we’re excited to officially announce our next batch of integrations with Bitbucket, Github, Intercom, Mailchimp, Mailgun, and Mixpanel.

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5 Reasons you're failing at Lean Startup Methodology

Posted on Tue, Nov 1, 2016

This article is a guest post from Nichole Elizabeth DeMeré, SaaS Consultant & Customer Success Evangelist.

Most startups fail – that’s the premise of The Lean Startup, its methodology and analytics. It’s all about setting up your startup for success by waiting to build until you know exactly what your customers need and will pay for, and then embarking on a journey of data-driven improvements.

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A Product Manager Communication Survival Guide (or how to tame information overload)

Posted on Wed, Oct 12, 2016

This article is a guest post from Nichole Elizabeth DeMeré, SaaS Consultant & Customer Success Evangelist.

It’s all you, baby.

Or, more accurately, it’s all on you.

The burden of communicating among teams, in between departments, and being the go-to get-it-done-guy/gal for CEOs and managers – it all tends to fall heavily on the Product Manager’s shoulders.

Product Managers are the linchpins of their organizations. The fillers of “the white space” - the processes and tasks that need to happen, but for which no one is specifically responsible.

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Maintain your SLA with Notion for JIRA Service Desk

Posted on Thu, Oct 6, 2016

JIRA Service Desk is a new offering from Atlassian that offers a phenomenal ticketing system for service and support teams to use alongside their engineering teams who are already using JIRA.

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Getting the most out of Notion for JIRA

Posted on Tue, Oct 4, 2016

If you’re a software team, chances are you are using a dozen different apps and tools to work better and faster together. And with over 35,000 customers world-wide, chances are JIRA is one of those tools.

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Introducing Notion for JIRA Software and JIRA Service Desk

Posted on Mon, Oct 3, 2016

Before Notion, it was hard for everyone on your team to access the data they needed to be successful. To make the right calls at the right time and anticipate what’s coming next. It’s already a tough job building, selling, and engaging customers - how can teams make the best decisions without a shared understanding of the past and the trends that shape the future? (Tweet this quote!)

Teams need a common, collaborative layer that mixes the data from the tools you’re using - JIRA Software, JIRA Service Desk, Bitbucket and more - with key knowledge that’s embedded with different owners. A place where the entire team can gather, capture, and share the story behind their data to influence the future that’s yet to be built.

Notion is the common, collaborative place for your team and its data.

And today we’re introducing Notion for JIRA Reporting.

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3 simple rules of data-driven product management

Posted on Thu, Sep 29, 2016

Product managers are the proverbial linchpin in ensuring overall market success of a product. Afterall they are the conduit between customers, product developers and a company’s client-facing functions (sales, marketing, customer success). They need to be able to truly understand their product’s ideal clients and communicate the voice of the customer back to internal stakeholders in a way that inspires confidence in product being delivered. This communication must include relevant and persuasive data and be presented in language that each group clearly understands.

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Speed, Accuracy, Quality, and Joy.

Posted on Thu, Sep 29, 2016

Four areas every data-driven product manager should focus on to increase their team intelligence.

As software continues to eat the world, development teams have been left with little choice but to become increasingly competitive. Not only in how you attract and retain new team members, but also in how you perform compared to your competitors or even within your own organization.

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