Age of Product’s Food for Thought of November 29th, 2015 covers: Product mgt future, a free UX ebook, product missionaries vs. mercenaries, Amazon’s Siri, Zapier’s post mortem toolkit, how to be a good boss, and Star Trek economics.
Yes, even absolute beginners can prototype an app. And learn a lot about product management, product design and user experience along the way. It is a low cost exercise that will greatly improve communication within your organization.
Intro: Why Organize an App Prototyping Workshop?
A few weeks ago, I wrote a post titled “No More LEGO® At Agile Workshops – I Am Tired Of Building Airports” expressing my annoyance with the common practice of exercises in workshops that use an inappropriate means in my eyes. I also promised to experiment with an alternative: Building app prototypes, utilizing one of the many prototyping apps in the market. And here is what I have learned over three workshops into this experiment.
Age of Product’s Food for Thought of November 22nd, 2015 covers: Facebook’s future, how to build product roadmaps, AI as a doomsday invention, Version One’s guide to marketplaces, and how to build the best company culture.
It’s Roadmap Building Time Again!
The end of 2015 is nearing and it’s product roadmap building time again—at least for those companies that are still dedicated to the old command-and-control model. In the next few weeks, execs and (key) stakeholders will come together and define what needs to be built to meet business demands in 2016. So, here are the seven best practices on how to build product roadmaps the agile way.
Age of Product’s Food for Thought of November 15th, 2015 covers: Sequoia’s unicorn scouts, lessons learnt from passing on Twitter, Agile Clinic, failure helps creativity, Eric Ries on Lean Startup, how to hire a product manager, the story of Shazam.
Let’s Fix Agile
When I wrote the Agile Failure Patterns In Organizations post in October, I could not anticipate the feedback it would receive: Over 80 comments on the Hacker News thread and almost 15,000 readers on the blog and additional channels like DZone or Business2Community.