Category: Product Management

Cluj Statue

Pre-Mortems are great for kickoffs

The first few weeks of any product development effort are tricky. You are trying to figure out what you’re doing and how to work together. The expectations are always high and the timeline short....

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...