Most in the lean startup community have been telling us for years that we can go to market with the smallest version of a product and start learning how the market will react to it. That mindset has led to a fantastical ideological revolution of product development. Of course, there are some organizations where a […]Read more "Blog Post: What Can You Use An MVP For?"
I’m a bit naive by nature, so I tend to be the guy you pull stuff on in the office. Always good for a laugh, I think my team’s favorite part of the day is when I walk away from my laptop without locking it. You want to inspire camaraderie with your group? Give them 10 minutes […]Read more "Blog Post: Changing The View Of ‘Yes Men’"
My dad told me very early on in life that it matters what others say about you, which of course is absolutely right. At some point or another, you will need someone to vouch for your skills and abilities. It will help to have people in your corner. At the same time, it’s just as […]Read more "Blog Post: What Your Content Says About You"
In all honesty, I was drawn to the title of this post on Smashing Magazine because of my affinity for the Minimum Viable Product. In it, the author describes a way to gauge the progress of a website design and then add functionality after it accomplishes it’s primary need. What a way to approach product […]Read more "Blog Post: Minimum User Design"
I am admittedly not a history fan. As much as tried, I could not get into the stories of old that helped shape our world into the place we currently live in. I had no skin in the game when it came to a war beginning, dynasty falling apart, or civilizations created. It was all […]Read more "Blog Post: What Is Your ‘Phase Zero’?"
I have one thought to make you feel better on those rough days of planning, prioritizing and accepting work from your team. There are just days you get frustrated and need a good laugh. When that happens, please check out regretbeingaproductmanager.tumblr.com. It’s mostly animated gifs with tag lines related to what we do. It won’t […]Read more "Blog Post: For My Fellow Product People"
I am so encouraged when I read posts like what Paul Smalera offered on Medium yesterday (Smalera is an editor at Reuters). Not only does Paul see value in adding technological advancements to his profession, he wants to be a thought leader in how to create a revolution in the way content is pushed to […]Read more "Blog Post: There Are Some Thinkers Out There"
There are some amazing pieces of software hitting the iOS app store every day. Some allow you to manage your work effectively, others integrate social media easier, while others help the seconds tick by faster. There is an altogether new category of apps, however, users are getting to know. Apps that make you wait just to try […]Read more "Blog Post: Hurry Up and Wait In Line!"
Seth Godin reminded us (as only he can) yesterday that we must find ways to humanize the work we do. Of course that can translate into providing value to the product you are making, the process you are creating, and you as an individual. The question we must continue to ask ourselves is how do we […]Read more "Blog Post: Can You Measure Your Value?"
There are a lot of devices being created today, so it’s understandable that I’m a bit numb to excitement surround a potential product launch. Then again, if you told me I could get rid of my mouse and start using my iPhone instead I would change my tune. Consider me hyped up. A product by […]Read more "Blog Post: Death Of The Mouse?"