20+ min read · Sep 9th · CEO Tara Viswanathan shares her biggest lessons from the early years of building Rupa Health — including how to pivot your way into the right product and build the winning team.
Most conventional startup advice out there is post-product/market fit, but it’s dangerous to take that advice when you’re still pre-product/market fit.
The most common mistake I’ve seen founders struggle with is falling in love with a particular product or solution and thus spending too many cycles on something that doesn’t work.
Finding product/market fit is about finding the small problem that seems so simple and obvious in retrospect.
3 min read · Sep 2nd · In this post I am going to try something a bit different. I am going to: Share boards inspired by real world teams (I see lots of boards) Share what I see in the boards Share links to what people on…
While it is important to visualize the work, not the workers, it does help to see what people are working on. Obviously, it is only possible to work on one thing at once, but we keep all of those open things in our head somewhere. We often rationalize that we’re “only contributing a bit” to something. Even still, it is in our head. Action Item: Visualize what is actually happening on your team.
While it is important to visualize the work, not the workers, it does help to see what people are working on. Obviously, it is only possible to work on one thing at once, but we keep all of those open things in our head somewhere. We often rationalize that we’re “only contributing a bit” to something. Even still, it is in our head. Action Item: Visualize what is actually happening
4 min read · Apr 1st · I have a book for sale! You can read it free here. Or download the ebook here. Or tip. In this post I am going to briefly describe a board design I use to elicit questions. At the day-job (Amplitude)…
4 min read · Feb 25th · When you hit a certain level in your product career, a big part of your job becomes managing your team(s) rather than actually doing the work. It’s rare that this shift is ever formally ushered in,…
~17 min read · From 2015 · How to use design thinking to make great things actually happen
Today design is even applied to helping multiple stakeholders and organizations work better as a system.
Often, fear of the unknown kills the new idea.
Intercorp’s success in boosting the middle class in Peru depended on the thoughtful design of many artifacts: a leading-edge bank, an innovative school system, and businesses adapted for frontier towns across Peru.
4 min read · 2020-02-18 · Ultimately, empowered product teams are all about giving teams hard problems to solve, and then giving them the space to solve them. But, how do we decide which problems they should solve? Answering…
Whatever the goal is, your strategy is how you’re planning to go about accomplishing that goal.
While product strategy starts with focus, it then depends on insights.
So many of the companies I meet have a goal (like doubling revenue), and they have a product roadmap (the tactics), yet no product strategy to be found.
5 min read · From 2017 · Product teams have been repeating the MVP (Minimum Viable Product) mantra for a decade now, without re-evaluating whether it’s the right way to maximize learning while pleasing the customer. …