In response to my previous article How to Project Manage Part-time People, a commenter named Tristan Bailey asked me, “How do you break up the project or decide on milestones to keep everyone with a similar goal but small time?” That’s a great question and something that goes hand-in-hand with project managing a small part-time team. At Uncover, we’re five people, but only one out of the five of us is full-time, so picking good milestones and project managing is really important for us if we’re going to successfully push product updates.
One of the many hats I wear is the equivalent of Head of Product. That means different things to different companies, but generally it’s the job of the Head of Product to figure out what you need to build to be successful, while developing the roadmap and milestones. You make use of the feedback from your team and from your customers, together with your intuition, to determine what the best course of action is.