Product leaders need to be astute prioritizers. That means we have to say no – a lot. To the sales rep begging us to build “the next big thing.” And to the customer account rep pleading for a flashy new feature. Our response to these cries for help is, “Make your case. Tell me why. … Continued
Attaining so-called “genius status” – Mozart, Steve Jobs, Einstein spring to mind – seems untouchable to us mere mortals. Or is it. As product people, we have more genius within us than we give ourselves credit for. In this episode of the Product Momentum Podcast, Sean and Matt are joined by Shawn Livermore. The author … Continued
The design sprint process introduces experimentation and the scientific method to the world of digital product development. Like experimentation, the process is not about success or failure. It’s really about validation, getting quickly to the point of success or failure with considerably less investment of time, resources, and money.
In this episode, hosts Sean and Joe catch up with Jonathan Courtney, co-founder and CEO of AJ&Smart, a 21-person product studio in Berlin, Germany. A product designer by training and trade, Jonathan commands attention not only because AJ&Smart has facilitated more than 200 design sprints since 2016 – and he about 100 – but because of the engaging, humorous, and impassioned way he talks about using the design sprint process to help companies that struggle with defining their product goals.
Innovation is good. If you disagree, consider the stagnation of our world without it. But with innovation comes implications, ripple effects yielding unintended consequences. Autonomous cars – not long ago considered a theoretical pipedream – falls in this category. First launched with tremendous promise, the concept seems to have rebounded after a couple of years of intense scrutiny. Now it appears that every car company has something in its pipeline, or is experimenting with the concept at various levels of market-readiness.
Disruptive changes in technology can lead to new opportunities. Will you change with them?