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The Difference Between Product and Project Management

Project vs Product Manager, What's the Difference? - Koombea

Product management and project management—they sound similar, and there’s (literally) only two letters that separate them. To top it off, these two concepts are commonly confused with each other, even by people experienced in product development! So it’s a classic case of tom-A-to tom-ah-to (tomato), right? Well, not so much. 

While they do sound similar, and there is a bit of an overlap between the two concepts, there are important differences. 

[Sept. RECAP] Women2.0, Partnering with WeWork, Anniversary Note, and Product Tips

Koombea Sept 2014 Recap

September has been a great month for us. It’s led up even more so for the first couple of weeks in October as we finish up the quarter and get to celebrate our 7 year anniversary October 8th. We took a look at the numbers and can you believe we’ve built more than 200 apps across 5 continents since we started? It’s amazing how much we’ve done in such little time.

So what have we been up to this past September? We’ve had our VP of PM Ellie Cachette in San Francisco attending conference like Women 2.0’s Howto, And we even secured a workshop on an Introduction to Software Agreements sponsored by WeWork that you can book for October 28th here. We had Erick Tarud and Nicolas Costa traveling throughout Latin America at the AndiCom Conference 2014 and Jonathan Tarud in San Francisco checking in with some of our clients.

7 Years later… A letter from Jonathan Tarud

7 Year Anniversary with Koombea

Dear family and friends,

This week, Koombea turns seven years old and on one hand it has certainly been a lot of work. But on the other, time has flown by. In our earliest days, I remember working with startups in their beginning stages to figure out product-market fit and now many of these “startups” have been acquired, merged or even grown to be much larger businesses themselves.

How to Plan for the Future, Even if You’re Using Agile Development

How to Plan for Future Even if You're Using Agile

“In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.” Dwight David Eisenhower

Dwight D. Eisenhower—American President, five-star general in the US Army…and an agile development expert ahead of his time?

Well, that last one might be a bit of a stretch, but his quote definitely describes a trademark of the agile methodology—a more value driven development approach, as opposed to the traditional plan driven approach. 

Why Scalability Matters for Your App

Why Scalability Matters for your App

Building an app is an extensive process. From a fresh idea to a marketable product, the journey is filled with ups and downs. So, when you (hopefully) build that successful app, the last thing you want is for it to hit a dead end.

But all too often, that’s exactly what happens. It may seem like a good problem to have—so much growth, you can barely handle it. After all, that means there is a ton of demand for your app. But if your app isn’t built to handle that demand, then it’s doomed from the outset.

Can your app serve thousands…or even hundreds of thousands of users? When will it start to break? This is the importance of scalability.