Category: Product Management

Structure Sketch

RFPs are the worst

I am in the services business to help people do product development well. RFPs make me crazy because they make it so hard for me to help. They made me feel like I’ve got...

Swirl

How to run a customer test in 10 minutes

I mentor with 1776, a DC area incubator, and in a recent conversation the member was asking about feedback. He told me that he was sending links out to a prototype and hoping to...

Connected Circles

Product’s Role in DevOps

I recently sat down with my friend Dan Greene to talk about the role of the product team in DevOps. He and I like to joke that DevOps is the new hotness, since most...

Growing Outward

Determining the First Release

Note: This originally appeared on the 3Pillar Global Blog The first thing you release needs to put the solution to your customer’s most important problem in their hands. Deciding what the most important problem is...

Arc

Getting to Meaningful Feedback

I’ve spent this year getting feedback from small business owners, high school students, doctors, entrepreneurs and bankers. Every few months I start working with a new group of customers and every few months I have experiment...

Street Marking

How I do customer development interviews

Customer development interviews are one of my favorite things to do. I really like learning about people’s lives even though what I learn most often is that my ideas or my client’s ideas are wrong. My...

product sketches

Getting the Most out of Prototyping

This was originally published on the 3Pillar Global website and has been republished with permission.  Prototyping is a great way to test ideas and assumptions, but you have to be smart about what to...