I cringe every time I see product teams use a spreadsheet to rank the ideas in their backlog based on some made-up math formula usually consisting of things like business value, user value, and technical difficulty. While this exercise is pervasive, it misses the
I’ll be teaching the following workshop at: Mind the Product (San Francisco) – July 16, 2018 – Get Tickets Industry (Cleveland) – October 1, 2018 – Get Tickets Continuous Discovery Habits More teams are moving toward a truly cross-functional product team model where the
The hardest part of my day is saying no to things I shouldn’t be doing. I’m in a fortunate position. I have a thriving coaching business. I write a popular product blog. I get invited to speak at conferences. I teach at a university.
On many teams, either a founder decides what to build or the product team does. This makes sense. In early stage companies, founders are often the product leader. The product leader should decide what…
Are you inviting your engineers to participate in discovery with you? If yes, do you get pushback from them? Does your organization prefer that your engineers only write code? Marty Cagan, in Inspired, argues, “If you’re just using your engineers to code, you’re only