Charles St. Louis published this very thorough Constantinople postponement post-mortem. I published a similar post-mortem on the first ENS launch attempt. It led to me becoming the ENS project manager.
These post-mortems are valuable. Yet they’re often neglected. The urge to start doing and fixing immediately causes many to believe slowing down is wasted time.
In fact, it’s the opposite. It’s an example of the “being informing the doing”. Slowing down and consciously processing lessons allows us to learn from them. The time invested pays itself back in multiples over time.
I advocate to hold sprint post-mortems for the projects I manage. While the cadence varies, it’s the consistency that matters. So does actually taking action on the lessons learned. They’re easy to leave behind once things feel like they’re going well again.
One valuable activity the Ethereum Cat Herders can conduct is more of these post mortems. We should also develop a system to organize and archive -
Actions taken in response to the lessons
The result of the actions taken
I feel developing a knowledge base to hold this information would be valuable. The trick is how not only to build it but make sure it’s used. Maybe this is something the Ethereum Cat Herders can make happen too.
And now, on to this week’s jobs…
Product Manager at NEAR Protocol
Product Manager, Growth at Dfinity
Product Manager at Coda
Technical Program Director at Tezos Commons Foundation
Product Manager at Request Network Foundation
Senior Product Manager at Origin Protocol
Program Manager at Protocol Labs
Product Coordinator at OmiseGo in Bangkok
Coinbase Pro Product Manager at Coinbase in San Francisco
Product Manager at Gnosis
Product Manager at Bloxroute Labs
Product Manager at Tendermint
Product Manager at Oasis Labs
Other crypto projects I don’t know much about or would probably not apply to myself, at least without doing more research, yet are hiring PM’s include Coindesk, Annacus (very little company info, struck me as an intriguing value prop) Hydrogen, Airfox, DEX, Wyre, and Gemini.
Catch you next week,