Books Books on Agile, Product, Design Thinking, Innovation to fill your library and grow your expertise: Product Management “Inspired: How to Create Tech Products Customers Love”, by Marty Cagan “Deliver Great Products that Customers Love”, by Valerio Zanini Agile “Scrum Mastery: From Good to Great Servant-Leadership”, Geoff Watts Product planning and MVPs “User Story Mapping: Discover the Whole Story, Build
A Product Journey Map is a great tool to help planning your next MVP – Minimum Viable Product – create transparency on the plan, and create a User Story Map
The idea behind a Design Sprint is to compress the time it takes to go from idea to validation for a specific problem to just a few days, rather than weeks or months. A Design Sprint brings together principles of Design Thinking and Agile, in a structured, time-boxing format. Originally designed by Google Ventures, the format of a Design Sprint
I have worked in a variety of organizations across different industries, helping my teams or my clients build successful products. From Cisco to Capital One, from my startup Goozex.com to clients I have advised, from private organizations to the military, I have found three common elements that successful teams must have to deliver great products. These elements are the three
A developer approached me at a recent Agile conference where I was presenting a topic on building great products with small iterations, and he said, “I wish I had known this a year ago….” He had taken on a new project from a company that provided a full document of requirements upfront. They wanted to build a new system and
The meeting with the customer did not go well. The prototype was not yet finished, and the customer wasn’t able to grasp the qualities of the idea he was presenting. This project was already over budget, and there was no clear line of sight on its completion. By all measures, it was taking too long to put together, and the
It is said that change is constant and the entropy in the universe can only increase. How can companies and organization best prepare for change? The question is not if change will happen, but when it will happen. Any company, in any industry, is at risk of being challenged, disrupted, and maybe completely forgotten by market changes and powerful forces.
If you are in business today, you likely either want to innovate, or you are being asked to innovate. You need a way to get to workable innovation reliably. The brilliant thoughts in the shower are rare. We cannot rely on that to generate innovative ideas for our business. We need something more reliable, a process that helps us find