Feeling excited about Ethereum Cat Herders

Crypto project management was recognized in a big way this week. Lane Rettig’s post announced it.The post did three things -1 - Recognized the need for more structured Ethereum project managementLane pointed to team size growth as one driver. Team proliferation, sometimes resulting in multiple teams working on…

Why Aligning Initial Client Expectations is Critical

Aligning client expectations at the beginning of a project is the key to their happiness and yours.  Availability and communication expectations are two of the most  important to align. It's important for clients to know when and how they can reach you. It's also important for them to know when…

Crypto Needs the Focus PM's Provide

Shapeshift’s the latest crypto project to go through a round of  layoffs. This Tweet from Eric Vorhees caught my attention this week - With a heavy heart, today we laid off 37 people. We've published a blog on this, also discussing some of our missteps and lessons…

The State of Blockchain PM as 2019 Begins

This is the second in the “state of” series. It started last year with this post.It  feels like appreciation for project and product managers at crypto  projects increased over the past year. We’re still a not at general  acceptance level though.As teams start focusing on shipping the…

Decentralizing Governance In Staking Systems

An Early Cosmos Case StudyI joined the Cosmos Validator Working Group when it formed in October 2017. I've participated in every test net since then. The test nets have matured to a point where governance became relevant.The validator working group has emerged to become a decentralized staking system testing…

What Pains Do Effective Crypto PM's Ease?

PMs know the benefits we bring to teams. Part of our work is communicating these benefits to crypto teams.Along these lines I’ve been looking at what we as PM’s do, from the outside looking in.How do developer-heavy crypto teams view us? What does an effective PM…

Why Aren't There More PM's in Crypto?

PM jobs at crypto projects continue trickling along. My sense is we don’t see more for a few reasons. The crypto evolution is in its early stages. #BUIDL’ers are building. They’re figuring out what works and what doesn’t.People are starting to talk about user adoption.…