WORK
Matthew Ho,
HACKS
for your startup
CHALLENGING
WEEK FOR
PRODUCTIVITY
ABOUT US
● Love TV series, movies & sports
● Head of Product Development, Tapmint
● Digital Producer background
● Worked o...
ABOUT US
● Innovation, rapid experimentation, complete solutions
● Native Tongue - First winning team in Startup Weekend i...
1. Mindset
2. Habits
3. Inbox Control
4. Hacking design
5. Presentation
PRODUCTIVITY: Hack it!
1. MINDSET
1. Prioritise
2. Ship
3. Decisive
4. Start simple
5. Deadlines
2. PRODUCTIVITY HABITS
1. Routine tasks at set times
2. Re-use templates
3. Keep meetings to 20 minutes
4. Focus on 1 task...
2. PRODUCTIVITY HABITS
1. Standup - 5 mins
2. Review priorities
3. Eat the frog
MORNING AFTERNOON
4. Answer emails
5. Pers...
2. PRIORITIES
DETERMINING PRODUCT PRIORITIES
1. What are our business goals?
2. Create a list of user stories
3. Use ranki...
2. PRIORITIES
7. If there are too many #1’s use a scale
of 1-5, then 1-10
8. Can create Epics to group user stories
9. Ran...
3. CONTROLLING YOUR INBOX
1. Pause incoming emails! Inbox Pause plugin
2. Answer emails after reading
3. Answer emails in ...
4. HACKING DESIGN - WHY?
1. Crowdsourcing design
2. Brainstorming with more people
3. Great at concept stage
4. HACKING DESIGN - HOW?
1. Wireframes
2. Write multiple briefs & compare
3. Use a designer to review brief & prepare
asse...
4. HACKING DESIGN - HOW?
4. Feedback twice a day - multi disciplinary
5. Bulk purchase credits
6. Tapmint designer adds mo...
5. OUTSOURCING PRESENTATION
5. DRAFTED SUMMARY
5. REVIEWED OUTLINE
5. REVIEWED SCREENSHOTS
5. ANNOTATED FEEDBACK
5. OUTSOURCING PRESENTATION
1. Drafted summary
2. Emailed two weeks in advance
3. Reviewed the screenshots on Odesk
4. Com...
THANK YOU!
hello@tapmint.com
www.tapmint.com
APPENDIX
Yesware
How to use
Yesware
templates
APPENDIX
APPENDIX
Boomerang
How to
schedule emails
APPENDIX
Inbox Pause
How to pause
your email
APPENDIX
To Do List
Pivotal Tracker
Resources for your productivity hacks
● Rework by 37 Signals http://37signals.com/rework/
● Remote by 37 Signals http://37...
Tools that we use
Email
● Boomerang, boomeranggmail.com
● Inbox Pause, inboxpause.com
● Yesware, yesware.com
Project manag...
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Work hacks for your startup
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Work hacks for your startup

  1. 1. WORK Matthew Ho, HACKS for your startup
  2. 2. CHALLENGING WEEK FOR PRODUCTIVITY
  3. 3. ABOUT US ● Love TV series, movies & sports ● Head of Product Development, Tapmint ● Digital Producer background ● Worked online for 7 years ● Next Digital, Deloitte, Airbnb ● Twitter: @inspiredworlds MATTHEW HO
  4. 4. ABOUT US ● Innovation, rapid experimentation, complete solutions ● Native Tongue - First winning team in Startup Weekend in Australia ● 4 language game apps ● 400,000 downloads ● Twitter: @tapmint TAPMINT
  5. 5. 1. Mindset 2. Habits 3. Inbox Control 4. Hacking design 5. Presentation PRODUCTIVITY: Hack it!
  6. 6. 1. MINDSET 1. Prioritise 2. Ship 3. Decisive 4. Start simple 5. Deadlines
  7. 7. 2. PRODUCTIVITY HABITS 1. Routine tasks at set times 2. Re-use templates 3. Keep meetings to 20 minutes 4. Focus on 1 task - Pomodoro method 5. Turn off notifications
  8. 8. 2. PRODUCTIVITY HABITS 1. Standup - 5 mins 2. Review priorities 3. Eat the frog MORNING AFTERNOON 4. Answer emails 5. Personal errands
  9. 9. 2. PRIORITIES DETERMINING PRODUCT PRIORITIES 1. What are our business goals? 2. Create a list of user stories 3. Use ranking of 1-3 for user stories 4. 1 is critical and 3 is nice to have 5. What will be the most used feature? 6. M means “Minimum in MVP”
  10. 10. 2. PRIORITIES 7. If there are too many #1’s use a scale of 1-5, then 1-10 8. Can create Epics to group user stories 9. Rank epics 10. Rank user stories within the epic DETERMINING PRODUCT PRIORITIES
  11. 11. 3. CONTROLLING YOUR INBOX 1. Pause incoming emails! Inbox Pause plugin 2. Answer emails after reading 3. Answer emails in batches 4. Respond in 5 lines or less. 5. Use Yesware template and track opens/ clicks.
  12. 12. 4. HACKING DESIGN - WHY? 1. Crowdsourcing design 2. Brainstorming with more people 3. Great at concept stage
  13. 13. 4. HACKING DESIGN - HOW? 1. Wireframes 2. Write multiple briefs & compare 3. Use a designer to review brief & prepare assets
  14. 14. 4. HACKING DESIGN - HOW? 4. Feedback twice a day - multi disciplinary 5. Bulk purchase credits 6. Tapmint designer adds more screens / tweaks
  15. 15. 5. OUTSOURCING PRESENTATION
  16. 16. 5. DRAFTED SUMMARY
  17. 17. 5. REVIEWED OUTLINE
  18. 18. 5. REVIEWED SCREENSHOTS
  19. 19. 5. ANNOTATED FEEDBACK
  20. 20. 5. OUTSOURCING PRESENTATION 1. Drafted summary 2. Emailed two weeks in advance 3. Reviewed the screenshots on Odesk 4. Communicated via email 5. Prepared some summary slides 6. Reviewed slides on google drive 7. Annotated feedback via google spreadsheet 8. Have worked previously together PROCESS
  21. 21. THANK YOU! hello@tapmint.com www.tapmint.com
  22. 22. APPENDIX Yesware How to use Yesware templates
  23. 23. APPENDIX
  24. 24. APPENDIX Boomerang How to schedule emails
  25. 25. APPENDIX Inbox Pause How to pause your email
  26. 26. APPENDIX To Do List Pivotal Tracker
  27. 27. Resources for your productivity hacks ● Rework by 37 Signals http://37signals.com/rework/ ● Remote by 37 Signals http://37signals.com/remote/ ● Pomodoro timer - http://tomato-timer.com/ ● Jason Allan on “Getting stuff Done” http://jasonallan.co/get-stuff-done-to-do- list/ ● Simple Productivity Hack, Tim Ferris http://www.businessinsider.com.au/tim- ferriss-productivity-hack-2014-6 ● How to email virtual assistants, Tim Ferris http://www.fourhourworkweek. com/blog/2010/11/02/virtual-assistants/
  28. 28. Tools that we use Email ● Boomerang, boomeranggmail.com ● Inbox Pause, inboxpause.com ● Yesware, yesware.com Project management, documents, communication ● Pivotal Tracker, pivotaltracker.com ● Slack, slack.com ● Google Drive, drive.google.com ● Google Hangout Sales ● EchoSign, echosign.com ● Quoteroller, quoteroller.com ● Pipedrive, pipedrive.com

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