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Build is a weekly podcast brought to you by Pivotal Tracker hosted by Poornima Vijayashanker, the founder of Femgineer. In this show, Poornima hosts innovators in tech and together they debunk myths and misconceptions related to building tech products and companies.

Latest Episodes

Episode 92: Resilient Management: Building & Managing Highly Functional Teams

Responsible for a team and struggling to lead them through tight deadlines, conflict situations, peacetime, and re-orgs? Overrun by meetings and constant context switching left you feeling unaccomplished at the end of your workday? If you're wondering how to use your time wisely and ask yourself, “Am I doing this right?” And, “Should I go back to being an individual contributor?” Or, "Do highly functional teams even exist?" Know that these doubts are normal and we'll dig into them in this Build e

33 min2019 JUN 3
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Episode 92: Resilient Management: Building & Managing Highly Functional Teams

Episode 91: Hiring Technical Talent: What To Look Out For When Hiring Your First Employee

It's taken me more than a decade to find people I enjoy working with, can rely on, and learn from. I won’t claim that I know how to hire the perfect people every time. What I've learned over the years ishow to come up with the key criteria neededto source talented individuals, suss them out, and help them grow over time. I've tested and tweaked the strategies when hiringpeople in startups andgrowth stage companies. In today's Build, I'll be sharing these strategies with you.

58 min2019 MAY 15
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Episode 91: Hiring Technical Talent: What To Look Out For When Hiring Your First Employee

Episode 90: How To Get Started As A Freelance Software Developer

Freelancing is one approach to gaining more freedom and flexibility. But, it can take time to get a business off the ground. You have to figure out how to market yourself, manage clients, price your service, and still have enough hours left in the day to do the work, which can leave you feeling overwhelmed. In this episode, Gregg Goldner, who is a freelance developer and President of Two Sun Traders, LLC will share his experience, and help you think about the transition and work through the overwhelm.

57 min2019 APR 30
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Episode 90: How To Get Started As A Freelance Software Developer

Episode 89: Why Everyone Working On A Product Needs To Be Aware Of The Voice Of The Customer

At the start of a company, teams are usually flat and highly collaborative, but over time, silos start to form, slowing things down, making it hard to innovate, and distancing teams from their customers. Is it even possible to slow or stop them from forming? And to enable everyone across teams a chance to interact with customers? In this episode, we’re going to answer these questions and more with the help of Nichole Elizabeth DeMeré who is a B2B SaaS Consultant.

33 min2019 APR 2
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Episode 89: Why Everyone Working On A Product Needs To Be Aware Of The Voice Of The Customer

Episode 88: What To Do When An Opportunity Won't Present Itself

In this episode, we'll share how to tackle a tough career transition. As you listen you'll learn how to avoid being typecast, be your own advocate, figure out what companies are looking for in a role, how long it can really take to transition, and more! Even if you aren’t going through a transition yourself, it’s a valuable episode to tune into, because as a teammate, hiring manager, or leader you may find yourself working with someone who is going through it, and you’ll be equipped to help them

29 min2019 MAR 25
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Episode 88: What To Do When An Opportunity Won't Present Itself

Episode 87: Career Transitions: How To Stop Holding Ourselves Back And Explore An Opportunity To Change Careers

Transitioning into a new role or field is challenging because we have to prove that we can do the job, especially when our resume doesn’t reflect relevant or exact experience recruiters or hiring managers are looking for. Rejections cause us to stay in our current role and hope that someone will acknowledge our skills, talents, and efforts. However, we cannot build a career on hope alone! In today’s episode of Build, we’re going to share what holds people back from advocating for themselves successf

30 min2019 MAR 13
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Episode 87: Career Transitions: How To Stop Holding Ourselves Back And Explore An Opportunity To Change Careers

Episode 86: How To Source, Vet, Hire, and Work With UX Designers

We’re going to talk about what UX designers can do to stand out, and then share how companies can go about sourcing, vetting, and hiring a UX designer. Finally, we'll talk about how they can work with software engineers and product managers. Aside from being a UX designer herself, Sarah has reviewed the portfolios of 700+ UX designers! So whether you are a UX designer yourself, or looking to work with one, I’d consider tuning into this Build episode.

37 min2019 FEB 12
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Episode 86: How To Source, Vet, Hire, and Work With UX Designers

Episode 85: Top 3 Reasons Your Team Needs A UX Designer From The Beginning

It's 2019 and people still aren’t sure how a UX designer adds value, how to go about hiring and vetting them, and how they can work with software engineers and product managers effectively. Just like how software engineering has become more specialized, design has faced a similar change. However, people still grapple to understand the nuances between a graphic, visual, and UX designer. We’ll dive into the different types of designers, then talk about some of the myths around user experience design

23 min2019 FEB 4
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Episode 85: Top 3 Reasons Your Team Needs A UX Designer From The Beginning

Episode 84: Easy to Set Non-Negotiables But Hard To Stick To Them

Career transitions are tough. Especially when they are spurred by life events. They can feel endless, overwhelming, and cause us to shortchange ourselves by making concessions and compromises on what we need. In today’s Build episode, I’m going to share a recent transition I went through and how I managed to get through.

5 min2019 JAN 22
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Episode 84: Easy to Set Non-Negotiables But Hard To Stick To Them

Episode 83: Why Staying Small Can Be A Great Business Strategy

In this episode, we talk to Paul Jarvis who has a new book coming out called the Company of One. It's not meant to be prescriptive or claim that there is only one way of doing business. Rather it’s building awareness for what is changing, and how those changes could help you. For example, if you are looking for more flexibility and freedom, you could work remotely or you could build a lifestyle business. Paul shares his proven practices for how you can apply the Company of One mindset to your business.

28 min2019 JAN 15
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Episode 83: Why Staying Small Can Be A Great Business Strategy

Latest Episodes

Episode 92: Resilient Management: Building & Managing Highly Functional Teams

Responsible for a team and struggling to lead them through tight deadlines, conflict situations, peacetime, and re-orgs? Overrun by meetings and constant context switching left you feeling unaccomplished at the end of your workday? If you're wondering how to use your time wisely and ask yourself, “Am I doing this right?” And, “Should I go back to being an individual contributor?” Or, "Do highly functional teams even exist?" Know that these doubts are normal and we'll dig into them in this Build e

33 min2019 JUN 3
Comments
Episode 92: Resilient Management: Building & Managing Highly Functional Teams

Episode 91: Hiring Technical Talent: What To Look Out For When Hiring Your First Employee

It's taken me more than a decade to find people I enjoy working with, can rely on, and learn from. I won’t claim that I know how to hire the perfect people every time. What I've learned over the years ishow to come up with the key criteria neededto source talented individuals, suss them out, and help them grow over time. I've tested and tweaked the strategies when hiringpeople in startups andgrowth stage companies. In today's Build, I'll be sharing these strategies with you.

58 min2019 MAY 15
Comments
Episode 91: Hiring Technical Talent: What To Look Out For When Hiring Your First Employee

Episode 90: How To Get Started As A Freelance Software Developer

Freelancing is one approach to gaining more freedom and flexibility. But, it can take time to get a business off the ground. You have to figure out how to market yourself, manage clients, price your service, and still have enough hours left in the day to do the work, which can leave you feeling overwhelmed. In this episode, Gregg Goldner, who is a freelance developer and President of Two Sun Traders, LLC will share his experience, and help you think about the transition and work through the overwhelm.

57 min2019 APR 30
Comments
Episode 90: How To Get Started As A Freelance Software Developer

Episode 89: Why Everyone Working On A Product Needs To Be Aware Of The Voice Of The Customer

At the start of a company, teams are usually flat and highly collaborative, but over time, silos start to form, slowing things down, making it hard to innovate, and distancing teams from their customers. Is it even possible to slow or stop them from forming? And to enable everyone across teams a chance to interact with customers? In this episode, we’re going to answer these questions and more with the help of Nichole Elizabeth DeMeré who is a B2B SaaS Consultant.

33 min2019 APR 2
Comments
Episode 89: Why Everyone Working On A Product Needs To Be Aware Of The Voice Of The Customer

Episode 88: What To Do When An Opportunity Won't Present Itself

In this episode, we'll share how to tackle a tough career transition. As you listen you'll learn how to avoid being typecast, be your own advocate, figure out what companies are looking for in a role, how long it can really take to transition, and more! Even if you aren’t going through a transition yourself, it’s a valuable episode to tune into, because as a teammate, hiring manager, or leader you may find yourself working with someone who is going through it, and you’ll be equipped to help them

29 min2019 MAR 25
Comments
Episode 88: What To Do When An Opportunity Won't Present Itself

Episode 87: Career Transitions: How To Stop Holding Ourselves Back And Explore An Opportunity To Change Careers

Transitioning into a new role or field is challenging because we have to prove that we can do the job, especially when our resume doesn’t reflect relevant or exact experience recruiters or hiring managers are looking for. Rejections cause us to stay in our current role and hope that someone will acknowledge our skills, talents, and efforts. However, we cannot build a career on hope alone! In today’s episode of Build, we’re going to share what holds people back from advocating for themselves successf

30 min2019 MAR 13
Comments
Episode 87: Career Transitions: How To Stop Holding Ourselves Back And Explore An Opportunity To Change Careers

Episode 86: How To Source, Vet, Hire, and Work With UX Designers

We’re going to talk about what UX designers can do to stand out, and then share how companies can go about sourcing, vetting, and hiring a UX designer. Finally, we'll talk about how they can work with software engineers and product managers. Aside from being a UX designer herself, Sarah has reviewed the portfolios of 700+ UX designers! So whether you are a UX designer yourself, or looking to work with one, I’d consider tuning into this Build episode.

37 min2019 FEB 12
Comments
Episode 86: How To Source, Vet, Hire, and Work With UX Designers

Episode 85: Top 3 Reasons Your Team Needs A UX Designer From The Beginning

It's 2019 and people still aren’t sure how a UX designer adds value, how to go about hiring and vetting them, and how they can work with software engineers and product managers effectively. Just like how software engineering has become more specialized, design has faced a similar change. However, people still grapple to understand the nuances between a graphic, visual, and UX designer. We’ll dive into the different types of designers, then talk about some of the myths around user experience design

23 min2019 FEB 4
Comments
Episode 85: Top 3 Reasons Your Team Needs A UX Designer From The Beginning

Episode 84: Easy to Set Non-Negotiables But Hard To Stick To Them

Career transitions are tough. Especially when they are spurred by life events. They can feel endless, overwhelming, and cause us to shortchange ourselves by making concessions and compromises on what we need. In today’s Build episode, I’m going to share a recent transition I went through and how I managed to get through.

5 min2019 JAN 22
Comments
Episode 84: Easy to Set Non-Negotiables But Hard To Stick To Them

Episode 83: Why Staying Small Can Be A Great Business Strategy

In this episode, we talk to Paul Jarvis who has a new book coming out called the Company of One. It's not meant to be prescriptive or claim that there is only one way of doing business. Rather it’s building awareness for what is changing, and how those changes could help you. For example, if you are looking for more flexibility and freedom, you could work remotely or you could build a lifestyle business. Paul shares his proven practices for how you can apply the Company of One mindset to your business.

28 min2019 JAN 15
Comments
Episode 83: Why Staying Small Can Be A Great Business Strategy
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