Agile · Product management · Innovation · Prototypes · Leadership · Design · Effectiveness

User Research for Everyone

Earlier this week a group of people from my company attended a virtual conference on user research for everyone; the focus of the seven sessions was about the value of conducting consistent research on how people in your target market are using your product (or your competitors’ products) so that you can enhance what you… Continue reading User Research for Everyone

Agile · Effectiveness · Innovation · Product management · Reblog

Assessing Growth in a Post-Growth Phase

Originally posted on Applied Product Management Leadership:
As product leaders, we should be able to assess where along the product maturity curve our products fall.  The answer provides guidance on where to go next.  Introduction, growth, maturity, decline (or perhaps extension) … each phase has its own set of challenges and will yield a different strategy going forward.…

Book reviews · Pop culture · Reading

The End of The World – two books

I wanted to share brief notes on two books I’ve finished recently (numbers 37 and 38 for those of you still counting).  Though there are many differences between the two both paint a somewhat bleak and dystopian vision of the world we live in – and both are well worth reading if you get the… Continue reading The End of The World – two books

Book reviews · Reading

Sex Criminals volume 1: One Weird Trick

My 36th book for the year is one I couldn’t find images to tweet about and even had trouble grabbing a featured image for to top this blog post.  That’s because the book – volume one of Sex Criminals written by Matt Fraction with art by Chip Zdarsky – is a ridiculously funny, raunchy, frequently… Continue reading Sex Criminals volume 1: One Weird Trick

Leadership · Principles · Reblog · Recognizing excellence

Pointing Out The Obvious, But With No Clear Answers

Originally posted on Applied Product Management Leadership:
 … decisions born of a failed character will have consequences that are “extraordinarily disabling. I’ve been contemplating this post for a while now, and wasn’t sure how to best approach it until I went back and revisited several posts I had from when I read the Tim Irwin…