Replacing The User Story With The Job Story
I’ve written about the problem with user stories before. At the time, I found it better to just have the team talk over proposed changes to the product. This worked great when the team had gelled and…
Marty Cagan (Silicon Valley Product Group) - Great Engineering, Failed Product
Maybe the single biggest problem I see among technology product teams is strong engineering capability, that ends up all for naught because the product fails. Of course there are any number of reasons for failed products. It could be the market. It could be the business model. It could be the user experience. Yes, it could also be the engineering, although in my experience that is rarely the cause other than the cumulative impact of technical debt. But each of these issues can be traced back…
What factors influence DAU/MAU? Nature versus nurture at andrewchen
Surprisingly, it can be hard to figure out if you’re at Product/Market Fit or not, and one of the big reasons is that comparable numbers are difficult or impossible to come by. You have to look at comps for products in a similar or equal product category, and sometimes they just aren’t available. Nature versus …
The Power of the Elastic Product Team — Airbnb’s First PM on How to Build Your Own
Over the last 5 years, Jonathan Golden has watched Airbnb explode in size and productivity. Here's what that journey looked like on the product team that powered it.
Opportunity Solution Tree
What is it? An Opportunity Solution Tree is a visual aid that can help you find the best place to focus your team’s energies, whilst ensuring you consider enoug
Why Product Market Fit Isn't Enough — Brian Balfour
I’ve been lucky to have been part of building, advising, or investing in 40+ tech companies in the past 10 years. Some $100M+ wins. Some, complete losses. Most end up in the middle. One of my main observations is that there are certain companies where growth seems to come easily, like gui
Lagging and leading indicators
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