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The Designer Who Changed Airbnb's Entire Strategy
"Product-market fit is the only thing that matters, and yet this is where many companies fail. Learn how Airbnb used design thinking to disrupt itself, expand its product offering and secure lasting product-market fit on its way to becoming a true lifestyle brand."
productdevelopment  productdesign  business  management 
july 2018 by garrettc
Buy a Feature
"Which feature will entice customers to purchase your product? Which feature will cause customers to upgrade? Which feature will make customers so happy that they’ll ignore or tolerate the features that they wish you would fix or remove?"
agile  productdevelopment  productdesign  business  workshop 
december 2017 by garrettc
The expanding role of design in creating an end-to-end customer experience
Lines between products, services, and user environments are blurring. The ability to craft an integrated customer experience will open enormous opportunities to build new businesses.
business  userexperience  productdevelopment 
october 2017 by garrettc
Product Management is Culture Management
"Product management has two diversity problems. The first one is well-acknowledged: our industry must have more women, other ethnicities, and better representation from LGBTQIA. The second is more subtle: in those instances when we do achieve diversity, and especially cross-cultural diversity, we are unable to handle it."
diversity  equality  society  productdevelopment  productmanagement 
september 2017 by garrettc
Thinking Beyond Projects
"In product companies, projects are vehicles, not the end-goal. You don’t get credit for adding a feature. You get credit for earning more revenue, retaining revenue, reducing costs, or preventing costs from increasing."
business  projects  projectmanagement  bestpractice  productdevelopment 
september 2017 by garrettc
I hate MVPs. So do your customers. Make it SLC instead.
Product teams have been repeating the MVP (Minimum Viable Product) mantra for a decade now, without re-evaluating whether it’s the right way to maximize learning while pleasing the customer.
agile  lean  productdevelopment  business 
august 2017 by garrettc
Naming a new product? Start with the job.
To choose a memorable name for a product, start with the jobs you want people to associate it with.
productdesign  product  productdevelopment  business  branding 
august 2017 by garrettc
Design Systems (The missing ingredient)
Stop thinking about your Design System as a Design System, start thinking about it as a product. From concept to build, testing and shipping, Design Systems have their own production cycles to manage — and it doesn’t stop at release. Over time, your Design System will accumulate a backlog, as new additions are requested and old ones need updating. Backlogs are messy and need to be managed and prioritised.
designsystems  webdesign  webdevelopment  business  productdevelopment 
august 2017 by garrettc
Use a hypothesis backlog to capture and refine your problems
A "hypothesis backlog". A separate space away from the product backlog to collate all the possible problems that arise through anecdotes and conversations.
webdevelopment  appdevelopment  product  productdevelopment  business  agile  backlog 
august 2017 by garrettc
Complexity and Strategy
"I struggled with how to think about complexity through much of my career, especially during the ten years I spent leading Office development. Modeling complexity impacted how we planned major releases, our technical strategy as we moved to new platforms, how we thought about the impact of new technologies, how we competed with Google Apps, how we thought about open source and throughout “frank and open” discussions with Bill Gates on our long term technical strategy for building the Office applications."
article  medium  productdevelopment  complexity 
march 2017 by garrettc
The MVP is dead. Long live the RAT.
Why you should focus on Riskiest Assumption Tests and forget about MVPs.
article  medium  agile  mvp  productdevelopment 
february 2017 by garrettc
You Know Your Product Team is Failing — Do You Know Why?
"Are you in charge of a startup product team? Do you love it? Because, and I want to be honest here, a lot of the people I talk to who run product groups are not having a good time. They are not even having an okay time.

They are having a not okay time."
business  productdevelopment 
january 2017 by garrettc
Project Manager vs Product Manager
They are both PM's, but what are the differences when you compare a Project Manager vs Product Manager roles.
productdevelopment  projectmanagement  development  business  management  productmanagement 
december 2016 by garrettc
Kano Model Analysis
"Kano Model Analysis is a useful technique for deciding which features you want to include in a product or service. It helps you break away from a profit-minimizing mindset that says you've got to have as many features as possible in a product, and helps you think more subtly about the features you include."
product  business  productdevelopment  analysis 
december 2016 by garrettc
Creating a Weekly Research Cadence
"Working on a product team, it’s easy to get hyper-focused on building features and lose sight of your users and their daily challenges. User research can be time-consuming to set up, so it often becomes ad-hoc and irregular, only performed in response to a particular question or concern. But without frequent touch points and opportunities for discovery, your product will stagnate and become less and less relevant. Setting up an efficient cadence of weekly research conversations will re-focus your team on user problems and provide a steady stream of insights for product development."
research  lean  mvp  agile  webdevelopment  productdevelopment  userexperience  pamoja 
december 2016 by garrettc
Beat the Feature Factory: Run Pre-cap Design Studios
A really good overview of effective product development retrospectives and how to measure whether you've achieved your aims.
retrospective  business  designthinking  productdevelopment 
october 2016 by garrettc

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