When you’re new to project management, even as a startup founder, it can seem like an overwhelming number of puzzle pieces to keep track of. As you go through the process, there are a number of tips you can keep in mind to help improve your chances of success — start with this project management playbook to get you started.Securing funding from an investor is a big moment for any startup. It’s important to keep your investors informed — your ETA, the conditions at your destination, and whether or not you expect any turbulence along the way. This is where the investor update comes in.Engineers are often stereotyped as being bad writers. But regardless of writing ability, good technical documentation can make or break your projects. Here's how to train your team to write effective documentation.The project is complete. But not so fast — all the important lessons you learned getting to this point and all the obstacles that could have been avoided will quickly be forgotten if you crack open the celebratory drinks too soon. That’s why you need to have one more meeting — the post-mortem meeting. Teams can’t expect you to see into the future — a pre-mortem meeting can help you plan around risks and address these issues, keeping your project on track. But most product managers don’t use them, even though pre-mortems might save their launches.On the journey to starting a company, there are many pitfalls that can get in the way of your success. Here are three problems most startups face — and how a knowledge base helps combat them (with examples from fast-growing companies).Teams often try to apply in-person collaboration techniques to remote work. But distributed teams face their own challenges — here are some solutions to keep teams connected.You’re probably very familiar with sprint retrospectives. However, retros aren't always documented. When retrospectives are documented instead of just discussed, then the team has a focal point for the next sprint and can take those learnings forward. A project charter spells out the goals, deliverables, budget, timeline, and people involved in a project. It serves as a starting point to get the team aligned.Whether you’re a manager meeting with a direct report, two project team members, or a CEO meeting with a potential investor, one-on-one meetings will bolster the confidence and trust you need to keep your startup running smoothly.