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Investor Connect is for investors interested in learning more about investing in startup and growth stage companies. Experienced investors share their experiences and advice with those who are considering an investment into startups and growth companies. It includes a podcast series of interviews with investors to inform others about the process of funding startups as well as a resource list and a discussion board.  

Topics include sourcing, analyzing, and researching companies. Other topics include valuations, terms Sheets, board of directors, board of advisors, due diligence, syndicates, venture capital, angels, angel networks, family offices, crowdfunding, exits, and more.

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Disclaimer: Hall T. Martin is the Director of Investor Connect which is dedicated to the education of investors for early stage funding. All opinions expressed by Hall and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of Investor Connect. This podcast is for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions.

Oct 27, 2022

Product Development Team Dynamics

Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing.

Product development requires a team approach.

Here’s a list of key points to consider:

Assess the skills of each team member to understand the group’s capabilities.

Set goals for the team before the project sprint begins.

Lack of clarity causes confusion among the team members.

Check the feasibility of the project sprint before launching it to make sure the team is on board. 

Break down big projects into a series of smaller ones that you can execute on.

Use a kanban or card-based tool to track the projects. 

It will highlight where there are too many bottlenecks.

Use scrum as a framework to manage the meetings, the tools, and the roles for the team members.

The project manager needs to exercise leadership in resolving conflicts among the team and setting priorities for projects.

There’s a tradeoff between quality, speed, and cost of which you get two.

It’s important the team buys into the tradeoffs made along the way.


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