Managing a growing product can be as rewarding as challenging: Involving more people and teams and scaling up is hardly ever easy. This article shares 10 practical tips to help you effectively scale as the person in charge of a product.
Being able to empathise with the users and understand their feelings and thoughts is key to offer a successful product. This article shares five tips to help you develop empathy for your users and create a deeper understanding of their needs.
As product managers and product owners, the products we look after are fundamental to our work: they shape our day-to-day activities and determine our responsibilities. We create a product strategy and product roadmap; we manage the product backlog and use minimum viable products and product increments. But what is a product? While this seems a trivial question, I have met several organisations with a understanding of what a digital product is. This can cause confusion, lead to unclear roles and responsibilities, and result in applying the wrong product management practices. This post discusses what a product really is and how it differs from features, components, bundles, and the user experience.
The product roadmap is a great tool to describe the likely growth of a product. But there are three common mistakes I see people make: View the roadmap as a guarantee; show epics and user stories on the roadmap; and speculate about the likely development of the product. This post discusses the three product roadmapping mistakes to help you avoid and rectify them.
The minimum viable product (MVP) and the minimal marketable product (MMP) are two powerful concepts: The MVP helps you test your ideas. The MMP enables you to launch your product faster. This post discusses both concepts together with their relationship.
Working as a product owner is fun and challenging at times. One challenge is to balance two separate concerns: the market with the users and their needs, and the company – the team developing the product as well as the internal stakeholders. If one aspect is neglected, the product success is in danger.
This article provides practical tips on how to use the product demo as an effective product validation tool: collect helpful user feedback, test your ideas, and improve the product.
This post introduces my Product Canvas, a simple but powerful tool that helps you create a product with a great user experience and the right features. It combines Agile and UX by complementing user stories with personas, storyboards, scenarios, design sketches and other UX artefacts. It’s designed to work with Scrum, Lean Startup, and Business Model Generation. The canvas supports Lean UX by combining user centred-design and agile techniques.
Making the right product decisions is tough. Some product owners trust their intuition, others rely on data. Find out which approach is more helpful to create a successful product.
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.