info from Adam Nash on Product management

  • Customer requests. These are features that your customers are actively requesting. There is no mystery here. Listen to your customers, and know which features they want to see the most. You don’t necessarily want to implement every suggestion, but product professionals need to listen to direct requests carefully, with humility and deep consideration. Nothing irritates customer more that to see you roll out new features that exclude the ones that they have already identified and requested actively.
  • Metrics movers. These are features that will move your target business & product metrics significantly. In most healthy product organizations, there are specific goals and strategies behind the decision to invest in a product or feature. Engagement. Growth. Revenue. Typically, very few features are actually metrics movers. Know which ones they are ahead of time, because in the end, the judgment of whether your product or roadmap succeeded or failed will rest on the evaluation of the metrics.
  • Customer delight. These are features that customers haven’t necessarily asked for, but literally delight them when they see them. Typically these are features that require several ingredients: listening to customers to understand their pain points, leveraging a knowledge of technology to know what might be possible, and innovative design to come up with an unexpectedly elegant & delightful experience.
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How much should startup CEOs make?
March 24, 2011 By Alexander Muse Leave a Comment More than a decade ago I asked for $145,000 as CEO of the startup I founded. The investors didn’t balk. I would have been embarrassed to ask for more, but I bet I could have asked for more. Ryan Roberts, the Startup Lawyer, suggests that $300,000 is an unreasonable yearly salary for a CEO to request/demand. Comstudy has a report titled, “Compensation & Entrepreneurship Report in IT” that provides compensation details for startup CEOs, here are some of the interesting numbers: Only 33% of startups in later stage funding rounds still have their founding CEO By the second round founding CEOs own 18% of their company Average base salary for founding CEOs is $237,000 Average total compensation for founding CEOs is $286,000 Average total comp for non-founding CEOs is $339,000 Average ownership for non-founding CEOs is 5.46% Given that the average startup CEO salary is between $286,000 and $339,000 I am not sure $300,000 was that unreasonable.
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