Category: Strategy

“MVP” a great and greatly confused concept

I’ve written before about how words have different meanings to people. One word that seems to be particularly tricky is “MVP.” There seems to be a disconnect between the lean community and the larger market. What the Lean Gurus Say Eric Reis, author of The Lean Startup, coined the term and explains it this way  […]

How I use canvas exercises to understand, align and assess

I use canvas exercises like the Business Model Canvas, Lean Canvas or a variation of my own design with new clients or prospects all the time. It’s one of the most effective ways to quickly and comprehensively understand what your client is trying to achieve, align the product team and asses what they need. Typically I […]

What Henry Ford Got Wrong and Right About Customers

If you advocate for including customers in the product development process you are going to inevitably will be confronting this: “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.” – Henry Ford There isn’t any evidence that Ford said this but there sure are a lot of people who believe this quote […]