What Does a Startup CEO Do: Roles and Responsibilities - Entrepreneur Life

As a CEO you'll need creativity, people skills, number skills, patience, resolve... but before all that, I think the most critical skill a founder needs is the ability to learn and adapt fast. You will need to do a bit of everything in your company, especially when starting up- from tech tasks such as setting up an email to routing your domain- to understanding the employment legislation in your city, state, and country. As your company grows, you can delegate these tasks, but it's much easier to build a team by delegating your tasks, than by hiring people to do things you have no idea how to do

Seed Funding For Startups: How To Raise Venture Capital As An Entrepreneur

Most companies, less than 1% of the companies are funded by angel investors. Less than 0.5% is funded by venture capital. So you think about most startups and founders fail to raise money that they need to start the business. Most people, they actually start off with just family and friends and loans from the banks and things like that, right? It's very, very normal and it's very interesting because a lot of the times founders, they want to raise money, but they don't know how right? because it's not taught in school.

Alan Chiu: Nailing Product-Market Fit

One of the first things you want to do is to keep in mind that at the end of the day you need to build something useful for somebody. So, one of the first tasks is to figure out who is that somebody. Who are you really serving? And what is the job that they're hiring you to do. And looking at it from their perspective will often yield insights that are hidden from the product owner or entrepreneur, if we're purely looking at it from the product-centric perspective. A lot of it is about being at the right place in the right time. While you don't have control over timing, you do have control over two variables, the product and the market.

How to raise money for a business: startup funding, finding investors and preparing for meetings

Today we are going to look into the process of raising capital, from business validation to investor meeting. This is how to raise money for a business. Very few businesses can raise money before traction. Traction is proof that your business is viable, and that you, as a founder, were able to bootstrap your way to it. We've covered this traction ordeal at length on our previous videos, as well as how to create a pitch deck- so now we'll focus the investor workflow.

Who Should Be Your Scrum Product Owner

Today I'm gonna talk about Who should be your Product Owner? Alright let's do this! Before we talk about who should be your Product Owner, let's talk about some of the misconceptions we often see in the market regarding the Product Owner role. There is a common misconception in the market that the Product Owner is just another name for a business analyst who writes the user stories for the development team. A lot of companies think that the Product Owner is a tactical role and only play at the Scrum team level. So that's why a lot of companies assigns the Product Owner role to the business analysts.

How to Evaluate the Scrum Master's Performance

I'd like to share about how to evaluate the Scrum Master's performance. The reason why I want to talk about this topic is because just a few months ago, a CEO of a multinational company, who is also my client, asked me: I've got so many Scrum Masters in the company, how do I know which one is valuable to the company? How do I know which one I should retain or not?. If you're also interested to learn more about this topic, don't go anywhere stay tuned. As you have seen on my previous video on the Scrum Master stances, the Scrum Master uses several stances to improve the organization agility.

When Does the Scrum Master Use The Coaching, Teaching, Mentoring, Leadership, Facilitation Stances

If you're an aspiring Scrum Master, don't go anywhere, stay tuned. The key to be an Awesome Scrum Master is balance, that is knowing when to use the right stances within the right context. The Scrum Master uses several stances to improve the organization agility, that is the teaching stance, mentoring stance, coaching stance, leadership stance and facilitation stance. To explain what stances the Scrum Master should be using according to the context that the Scrum Master is experiencing,

How to Hire for AWESOME Scrum Masters | Five Scrum Master Recruitment, Interview & Hiring Tips

I think in today's I'm gonna talk about how to recruit awesome Scrum Masters from the job market. The reason why I want to talk about this topic is because last week when I was in Melbourne somebody asked me to have a chat over coffee and he asked me what are the things to look out for when recruiting for Scrum Masters from the job market. During the conversation, I didn't have any kind of list or criterias, the conversation just emerges and flows through. After having that conversation I jot down the list, the things that I've been using when I'm looking out for Scrum Masters from the job market over the past few years.

How To Use Scrum with DevOps

In today's video I'm gonna be talking about "How to use Scrum with DevOps". Yes I do know that Scrum and DevOps does not conflict with each other and in fact they complement each other. But from time to time I keep on getting questions from people whether they should use Scrum or DevOps. So in today's video I'm gonna bust the myth that you cannot use Scrum and DevOps together. If this is something for your appetite, stay tuned don't go anywhere folks. A lot of people think that DevOps is only about tools. Well it really depends on who's promoting DevOps.

How Do You Know You're Really The Scrum Product Owner?

The reason why I want to talk about this topic is because recently I received so many questions from people who have the title Product Owner in the company but quite unsure whether they really are the Product Owner. It's quite ironic to see so many people in our industry to have the title Product Owner but not really the Product Owner. So let's see the indicators to identify whether someone is really the Product Owner;. If you are interested with this topic, stay tuned, don't go anywhere folks. The first indicator to use to identify whether someone is really the Product Owner is by looking at how the individual spend his or her time within one Sprint.

Why the Scrum Product Backlog Is Not Only User Stories And Is Not Prioritised

In today's let's talk about Product Owner stuff. Let's talk about how to order the Product Backlog. This is important because there are still a lot of misconceptions out there. There are still a lot of articles and YouTube videos that says that the Product Backlog is prioritized. According to Scrum Guide the Product Backlog is ordered instead of prioritized. There are reasons why the Product Backlog is ordered and there are multiple aspects that Product Owner need to consider when ordering the Product Backlog. So if you are curious what are the aspects that the Product Owner need to consider when ordering the Product Backlog don't go anywhere stay on this video

What Are The Differences Between Project Management and Product Management?

n today's, let's talk about something really important, that is the differences between project management and product management because there are still growing misconceptions in the market. A lot of people still think that Scrum is an agile project management methodology. Let's bust the myth because Scrum is a product management framework. If you're curious about the differences between project management and product management, stay tuned sit back and relax because I'll be back right after ... this. When comparing project management and product management, we must first compare the definition of project and product

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