Tag archive for "product discovery"

How Minimum Viable Products & Features Helped Me Write My New Book

A minimum viable product (MVP) is often mistaken as the first general release of a product, the initial offering that is good enough to address the early market. But for most products, an MVP should be a much earlier and cruder version that acts as a learning device—a means to test a crucial assumption and make the right product decision. This post shows how I used MVPs and MVFs—minimum viable features—to write my latest book, Strategize.

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From Personas to User Stories

User stories are a powerful technique to capture the product functionality from the perspective of a user or customer. But how do we discover the right stories? When should they be written and how detailed should they be? Read this post to find out my answers to these questions.

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Working with the GO Product Roadmap

The GO product roadmap is a new, goal-oriented product planning tool developed to fit into a Lean Startup, Business Model Generation and Scrum context. By focusing on goals, the roadmap shifts the conversation from debating features to establishing shared objectives. This post explains how you can use the GO product roadmap effectively. It discusses its relationship with the Vision Board and Business Model Canvas; it describes how the roadmap is created; it shows how it relates to the Product Canvas/backlog; and it explains how pivoting works with the roadmap.

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The Minimum Viable Product and the Minimal Marketable Product

The minimum viable product (MVP) is a powerful concept that allows you to test your ideas. It is not to be confused with the minimal marketable product (MMP), the product with the smallest feature set that still addresses the user needs and creates the right user experience. The MVP helps you acquire the relevant knowledge and address key risks; the MMP reduces time-to-market and enables you to launch your product faster. This post discusses both concepts, and it shows how you can use the minimum viable product to create a minimal marketable one.

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A Template for Writing Great Personas

Personas are a great way to capture our knowledge about the users and customers and their needs. But writing effective personas and providing enough but not too much information can be challenging. This blog post introduce a simple yet powerful template that helps you write great personas.

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The Product Backlog as a Learning Tool

Leverage the power of customer feedback, and use your product backlog as a learning tool. Discover the right product features and take advantage of emerging requirements by integrating customer a feedback into the backlog early and frequently.

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The Minimal Marketable Product

Innovate successfully by creating a minimal marketable product, a product with just the right features. This allows you to launch quicker, reduce time-to-market, and start earning money sooner.

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The Product Vision Board

The vision plays an important role in bringing a new product to life: It acts as the overarching goal guiding everyone involved in the development effort. Equally important is the product strategy, the path chosen to attain the vision. Without a shared vision and strategy, people are likely to pull in different directions, and the chances of creating a great product are rather slim. While vision and strategy are key, describing them can be challenging. This post introduces the Vision Board, a tool that makes it easy to capture your vision and product strategy.

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What is Agile Product Management?

Mon 1st March 2010

Find out what agile product management is all about and how it differs from traditional approaches! This post summarizes the key differences between old-school and agile product management.

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