Agile · Planning · Product management

How much is too much?

Philadelphia sports fans are very familiar with the mantra: Trust the Process. But when it comes to software development many teams and leaders wonder how much ‘process’ is really needed. For those of us happily working in an Agile environment we reject the process-heavy development methodology known as ‘waterfall’ in which copious documentation and arduous… Continue reading How much is too much?

Agile · Communication · Planning · Product management · Prototypes

The real purpose of product roadmaps

If you’re involved in product development you’ve almost certainly been asked at some point to produce a product roadmap. This might have coincided with a client conference or been part of a request for slides to incorporate when talking to an important prospect, or it might have been part of an annual business review. Knowing… Continue reading The real purpose of product roadmaps

Agile · MVP · Problems · Product management · Prototypes · VOC

The challenge of finding product-market fit

Yet again for this week’s blog post I want to share some ideas from April’s online Everyday Innovators Summit that I found particularly striking. In this case the thoughts came from a session Dan Olsen, author of The Lean Product Playbook, presented on finding product-market fit. If you’re involved in product development or listen to… Continue reading The challenge of finding product-market fit

Agile · Effectiveness · Innovation · Principles · Product management

Six principles for continuous innovation

As I’ve mentioned recently, several of my teammates and I had the chance in early April to virtually attend the Everyday Innovator Summit (or did we attend the virtual summit? Hard to know) and I found several of the sessions very thought provoking. One I’ve continued to think about was presented by Ash Maurya, who… Continue reading Six principles for continuous innovation

Agile · Encouragement · Leadership

Structures that help in trying times

Leading a large product team striving to develop SaaS products for the B2B enterprise space can be challenging in the best of times. Keeping the team focused on the most important areas for discovery and development, ensuring consistent input and feedback from our target market, and strengthening connections across our sales, marketing, and consulting teams… Continue reading Structures that help in trying times