Blockchain PM Jobs #25

Speed, Precision, and Efficiency

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Hi,

Somewhere along the way, speed became THE thing. Things need to get done. They need to get done FAST! Then they need to get done FASTER! Then maybe even FASTER than that!

FAST! FAST! FAST!

Why?

I guess part of it comes from the start-up company fear of running out of cash. The company fears burning all it's funding before becoming self-sustaining. My sense is that's one big, if not the biggest, driver. Does this also apply to crypto, though?

Some crypto projects are sitting on big heaps of cash, still. Does their sense of urgency stem from the fear of running out of cash? I'm not so sure it does.

Other projects have no external funding. They're self-funded and bootstrapped. My Chainflow Validator operation is one of these. I get the need for speed, to some extent, in this scenario. How long can an operation sustain itself like this?

A different category of projects has VC funding. It's not surprising these projects feel the FAST heat 🔥

Regardless of need for speed's source, speed has a cost. Speed takes an unhealthy toll on the humans doing the work. Speed is often inversely-correlated with precision and efficiency.

It's the trade-off between quantity vs. quality. For example, a boatload of Github PR's, submitted over a short period of time, doesn't necessarily indicate a project is on-course. It can just as accurately indicate a lack of precision and/or inefficient workflow.

Most projects I work with are already underway by the time I get involved. I'd say most of them are probably operating around 55-65% efficiency, at best. Most are probably closer to the 55% mark.

My sense is the choice of speed, rather than precision is the main cause of the inefficiency. Here's another example I tweeted over the weekend, related to regrouping after missed deadlines.

Project teams are afraid to slow down. Yet it's in the slowing down that gains in precision and therefore efficiency can be made.

And now, on to this week’s jobs…

General Pulse - Steady 😐

Chief Product Officer for Dapper Labs at Axiom Zen

Head of Product Development for Dapper Labs at Axiom Zen

Technical Product Manager for Dapper Labs at Axiom Zen

Product Manager at imToken

Product Manager at Unstoppable Domains

Finance Project Manager, Blockchain at Facebook

Technical Product Manager at Chronicled

Technical Product Manager - Ecosystem at Interchain Foundation

Technical Product Manager at Tendermint

Product Owner and Release Coordinator at Holochain

Lead Product Manager at Vezt

Product Manager - Blockchain Analytics at Coinbase

Senior Product Manager at Bison Trails Co.

Product Manager at Livepeer

Product Manager at O(1) Labs

Product Manager at NEAR Protocol

Product Manager, Growth at Dfinity

Filecoin China Program Manager at Protocol Labs

Technical Product Manager at Oasis Labs

Senior Product Manager at ThunderCore

Technical Project Manager/Scrum Master at Huobi

You can also browse the master spreadsheet I filter to create this list. It includes the raw data master I use to track the job listings.

Catch you next week,

Chris

@cjremus / chainflow.io

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Blockchain PM Jobs #24

And where are the crypto user stories?

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Hi,

Crypto needs more real users. Adoption and usability are key to realizing decentralization's full potential.

A perspective shift is needed to build crypto products real users will use. Most projects build from the ground up. This isn't surprising since most projects are started by developers.

It's necessary to shift this bottom-up perspective. It needs to be balanced by a top down approach, with users at the top.

In my experience, a top down approach starts with user stories.

What do we want the user to do with our crypto product?

What are we hoping to empower the user to achieve when they use our crypto product?

The answers to these questions flow from a project's missions and values. The user stories then feed into requirements.

Defining user stories provide a powerful organizing structure for a project's product development process. Doing this also gets the team thinking from a user perspective.

Since most crypto projects start with the technology, they don't work from user stories. Then, once launch approaches, there's “no time” to develop the stories. This means many projects launch, yet struggle to attract users.

Because of this, the first step I usually take when working with crypto PM clients is to define the user stories. From there we usually figure out how to converge them with the bottom up development work that's already underway.

This allows us to continue the work that's started, while directing it toward products real users will use.

So next time your development process feels stuck, chaotic and/or without direction, think about pausing, if even for a couple days. Then take a little time to sketch out a rough set of user stories. After that, consider how to merge the two, before the development engine revs up again.

My experience has been that these steps get teams unstuck, help them feel recharged and result in products more likely for real users to use.

And now, on to this week’s jobs…

General Pulse - Steady to Accelerating 😐

Chief Product Officer for Dapper Labs at Axiom Zen

Head of Product Development for Dapper Labs at Axiom Zen

Technical Product Manager for Dapper Labs at Axiom Zen

Product Manager - Developer Experience at 0x

Product Manager at Unstoppable Domains

Finance Project Manager, Blockchain at Facebook

Technical Product Manager at Chronicled

Technical Product Manager - Ecosystem at Interchain Foundation

Technical Product Manager - Tendermint at Interchain Foundation

Product Owner and Release Coordinator at Holochain

Lead Product Manager at Vezt

Product Manager - Blockchain Analytics at Coinbase

Data Product Manager at Coinbase

Senior Product Manager at Bison Trails Co.

Product Manager at Livepeer

Product Manager at O(1) Labs

Product Manager at NEAR Protocol

Product Manager, Growth at Dfinity

Filecoin China Program Manager at Protocol Labs

Filecoin Product & Business Development at Protocol Labs

Technical Product Manager at Oasis Labs

Senior Product Manager at ThunderCore

Technical Project Manager/Scrum Master at Huobi

You can also browse the master spreadsheet I filter to create this list. It includes the raw data master I use to track the job listings.

Catch you next week,

Chris

@cjremus / chainflow.io

P.S. - Help advocate for more PM’s in crypto by sharing this issue on Twitter 💪

Blockchain PM Jobs #23

And helping you find crypto PM work.

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Content will always remain free and support voluntary 🙏


Hi,

I’ve started talking to crypto projects about the the Chainflow Crypto PM Connect & Kick-Start Program. Projects are becoming interested in the program. I expect a couple to sign-up soon, then more after that.

This means I’ll be looking for PMs to fill these roles. The good news is it’s feeling like there will be a mix of roles.

Projects are looking for project and product managers, in both full and part time capacities. Many support remote working arrangements.

Subscribers to this newsletter is the first place I’ll look to fill the roles. I’d like to start building a list of people interested in learning about them.

To express your interest and be the first to hear about the roles, please -

1 - Drop an intro here

and/or

2 - Send your details to blockchainpm(at)substack(dot)io

Please include things like -

A - Who you are

B - How many years of over product and/or project management experience you have

C - How many years of crypto PM experience you have, if any

D - Why you enjoy working in or want to work in crypto

SF Crypto Product Manager Coalition

My friends at the SF Crypto Product Manager Coalition are having their their next meetup on July 15. You can find the details and RSVP here. They also have a Discord channel here.

And now, on to this week’s jobs…

General Pulse - Steady to Acelerating 😐

Chief Product Officer for Dapper Labs at Axiom Zen

Head of Product Development for Dapper Labs at Axiom Zen

Technical Product Manager for Dapper Labs at Axiom Zen

Product Manager - Developer Experience at 0x

Product Manager at Unstoppable Domains

Finance Project Manager, Blockchain at Facebook

Technical Product Manager at Chronicled

Technical Product Manager - Ecosystem at Interchain Foundation

Technical Product Manager - Tendermint at Interchain Foundation

Product Owner and Release Coordinator at Holochain

Lead Product Manager at Vezt

Product Manager - Blockchain Analytics at Coinbase

Data Product Manager at Coinbase

Senior Product Manager at Bison Trails Co.

Product Manager at Livepeer

Product Manager at O(1) Labs

Product Manager at NEAR Protocol

Product Manager, Growth at Dfinity

Filecoin China Program Manager at Protocol Labs

Filecoin Product & Business Development at Protocol Labs

Technical Product Manager at Oasis Labs

Senior Product Manager at ThunderCore

Technical Project Manager/Scrum Master at Huobi

You can also browse the master spreadsheet I filter to create this list. It includes the raw data master I use to track the job listings.

Catch you next week,

Chris

@cjremus / chainflow.io

P.S. - Help advocate for more PM’s in crypto by sharing this issue on Twitter 💪

Crypto PM Introductions

This thread is for Blockchain PM subscribers to introduce themselves. It’s part of my effort to help crypto PM’s find work.

Please write a brief introduction below, if you’d like to be the first to hear about new full time and part time product and project management jobs in crypto.

Include contact info in your intro or send it to me privately at blockchainpm(at)chainflow(dot)io.

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Blockchain PM Jobs Issue #22

And notes on an epic PM treatise.

My colleague at ENS, Nick Johnson, Tweeted this PM-related post to me.

I started reviewing the full post, only to realize it would take more time than I allocated to review it. I plan to work my way through the post this week.

I reviewed the summary slides linked here as a first step. Here are my initial comments based on that review.

1 - Goal setting may not work, especially over long time frames, setting shorter-term priorities does though.

2 - Agree on using comparative rankings/ratios, rather than time estimates

3 - Nice concise definition of "story" and depiction of different "strict prioritization" scenarios

4 - Agree on the project planning approach, would suggest that a spreadsheet is a tool and maybe use a tool that's as simple, yet more visual, than a spreadsheet.

5 - Very insightful and powerful visual comparison of restricted multitasking, i.e. a faster cadence for smaller launches delivers more value than slower cadence of larger launches.

6 - Helpful summary of how bugs and stories should be managed differently on "Bug scheduling tips"

7 - "Don't work on bugs that aren't in the current story" < Yes!

8 - I generally agree with the triage section. I need to read the full post to comment more on this.

I plan to publish additional thoughts after I’ve made time to read the full post. It’s a pretty long one 😬

(Originally published on my Chainflow blog here.)

And now, on to this week’s jobs…

General Pulse - Steady 😐

0x -Product Manager - Developer Experience

Product Manager at Unstoppable Domains

Finance Project Manager, Blockchain at Facebook

Technical Product Manager at Chronicled

Technical Product Manager - Ecosystem at Interchain Foundation

Technical Product Manager - Tendermint at Interchain Foundation

Product Owner and Release Coordinator at Holochain

Lead Product Manager at Vezt

Product Manager - Blockchain Analytics at Coinbase

Senior Product Manager at Bison Trails Co.

Product Manager at Livepeer

Product Manager at O(1) Labs

Product Manager at NEAR Protocol

Product Manager, Growth at Dfinity

Filecoin China Program Manager at Protocol Labs

Filecoin Product & Business Development at Protocol Labs

Technical Product Manager at Oasis Labs

Senior Product Manager at ThunderCore

You can also browse the master spreadsheet I filter to create this list. It includes the raw data master I use to track the job listings.

Catch you next week,

Chris

@cjremus / chainflow.io

P.S. - Help advocate for more PM’s in crypto by sharing this issue on Twitter 💪

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