Getting Better in Product Development (A Personal Narrative)

In his latest post Avi mentioned that we are getting better with estimating and managing our workload. I can confirm this is all true; we learned a lot in the last couple of years and we keep learning. I decided to share some of the most important steps in my workflow as a product manager; things I'm doing better than before and things I intend to do even better. Before I start I'd like to make it clear that we are an agency. In most of the times…


Status Check

This is an update of an old blog post I originally wrote 3 and half years ago while I was living in Brussels. At the time I wrote it I was heavily under the Basecamp influence. What has changed for us since March 2013? We still use Basecamp for small projects and Harvest for time tracking, estimates and invoices. We replaced Campfire with Slack and we try to stay off e-mails as much as possible. In terms of people we are now 8 people living in…


Road Bumps in Project Management Pt. 2

Last week my colleague and friend Ivo wrote a short piece about his experiences in project management. I decided to do a second instalment, but in this article I'll focus on internal issues mainly. Now I'd like to make it clear that our company is dealing mostly with web stuff. However, I feel like the things I'm going to talk might come useful in the offline world and not only for project managers. Then this little write-up doesn't even intend…


Road Bumps in Project Management Pt. 1

It is now almost 1 year since I began my occupation in project management and I've noticed a pattern of useful steps which I feel are worth sharing. Introducing clients to the process "We are almost done, but the client is mocking up ideas for the navigation." Clients should be fully aware of the whole process and each cycle in it. From the very beginning when the development team collects necessary insights about the requirements, through the in…


Livecasts Redesign

This month we did a complete redesign of our streaming platform, Livecasts. Livecasts has been active in it's previous form since 2013. Throughout the years we have streamed many events, mostly from the European Parliament, organized by the ALDE Group and the ECR Group among many others. One of our other notable clients is MyMicroInvest, for whom we streamed many crowdfunding events. After using the same design for more than 3 years, we decided…


FiveHigh Skatepark Website

I was real happy when Avi told me that we will be building a website for the recently inaugurated indoor skatepark in Sofia. To clarify my reaction, I have been a rollerblader for the past 11 years and though I faced some injuries and spent time off my blades, the passion for rollerblading kept burning in me. FiveHigh Skatepark Coming up with the web design for a physical location such as a skatepark, was an interesting part of the process. Each…