Thanks Sarah. That’s a great point. I’ll add it to an update to the article when I get a chance.
I have to be honest, we are still enough team that we have not run into this problem yet, as we are able to hold in memory most of what we have tried. However I expect that it is likely to become a problem in the future.
Good question and suggestion, Sina.
I guess we could look at it that way, because in the Facebook example, the market was certainly “pulling the product out of the startup”, which is considered one proof of Product/Market Fit. It would be hard for anyone to argue that Facebook had not achieved escape velocity by that point.
Great to meet you Dean, and great to hear that you appreciate the analogy! I actually initially went even deeper and nerdier with the swimming science to build out the parallels, but early feedback on the article was that I would turn people off, so I scaled it back a bit! :o)
You are SO right Jeffrey Qua!
At Xolv.io we actually recently interviewed dozens of software teams to learn what their greatest challenges were in delivering software quickly, whilst also delivering at high quality. One of the top challenges cited was having no Single Source of Truth for specs and requirements.
Hi Mark Stephan, thanks so much for taking the time to share such a thoughtful response, which I do indeed take in good spirits. Hope I didn’t peeve too much on your Sunday! ;)
I think the central point I was hoping to make was mostly about a problem that I have seen occur when the roles of PM and UX or design get merged. I…
Cool tips Kevin Steigerwald, thanks for sharing.
This aligns perfectly, and adds more practical detail to an article I just published in which I argue that:
“The most important function of the Product Owner is to create a shared understanding for the product team.”
Thanks for your reply David Binetti, I’m looking forward to reading the expanded article that you mention is in the works.
If I could clarify my opinion and question a bit more, I certainly don’t want to assert that failure alone is success, and yes, taking my example to the extreme would indeed be foolish.
*Saves to Evernote* ;)
This is a great, encyclopaedic overview of concerns for consumer products. What would you say is your one most important recommendation or insight within all this?
Would be cool to hear what one thing you learnt from entrepreneurial parents that you still think about in your work today?
What about top tips for editing your own writing?
Actually more relevant question than my last comment, what are some good tips for editing your own posts?
I seem to be ok at editing other people’s writing, picking out what is impactful and cutting down on the waffle.
This comes at a perfect time, thanks!
Actually, 48 hours ago would have been the perfect time, but this is close enough. :)
I’d live to hear what people think about writing multiple posts in parallel.