The Agile Operations Podcast

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S1E5: The Real MVP: Minimum Viable Process

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The harder the problem, the more Karen Rubin wants to solve it. Whether she’s looking for new ways to learn from data or finding ways to make intelligent decisions more quickly, Karen is a true advocate for the agile operations mindset.

In this episode of The Agile Operations Podcast, Karen joins Lola.com CEO Mike Volpe to talk about how startups can use data and creativity to grow fast, including:

  • How to know when something is “good enough”
  • The dangers of automating too early
  • Tips for avoiding over-engineering
  • The key to finding the Minimum Viable Process
  • And more!

About Our Guest

As VP of Growth for Owl Labs, Karen Rubin finds solutions to sticky problems and looks for creative ways to grow quickly. Prior to Owl Labs, Karen served as VP of Product for Qunatopian, Entrepreneur in Residence at Matric Partner, and Product Manager at HubSpot. She’s passionate about startup culture and the energy, creativity and intelligence of the people who work there.

S1E6: How to Build a Thriving Remote Team

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Growing a distributed team isn’t easy, but Jessica Meher is one of the best. Leading the marketing team at Notarize, a largely remote company with several offices, Jessica is constantly looking for new and better ways to collaborate, make processes more efficient, and produce amazing results. But it’s not always easy.

In this episode of The Agile Operations Podcast, Jessica joins Lola.com CEO Mike Volpe to talk about the opportunities and challenges of scaling a decentralized company, including:

  • Choosing between live and digital conversations
  • Picking the right communication channels
  • Overcoming time zones
  • Her favorite Slack plugins for remote teams
  • Key tools for decentralized collaboration
  • And more!

About our guest:

As VP of Marketing at Notarize, Jessica Meher is responsible for building a marketing team and program for a fast-growing SaaS business. Prior to Notarize, Jessica led the marketing team at InVision, achieving rapid growth and building one of the strongest brands in the industry. Jessica loves building strong teams and finding creative ways to generate demand and take products to market.