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Podcast: What Do You Do With a HiPPO?

Rachel Obstler, VP Product at Heap, invited me in for a two-part conversation on her Product Therapy podcast.  This is the second portion, where we talked about: Can we schedule innovation?  No, but start with hypotheses… Insights are in the heads of our users: we have to discover things that they don’t already know What

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How to Manage Misaligned Stakeholders

Prioritization is hard, and we HOPE that a clear corporate strategy plus well-considered OKRs will get our internal stakeholders to agree on what’s most important: unambiguous #1 and #2 and #3 priorities. That our spreadsheets and analysis will sell everyone on our plan. But that rarely happen…

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Podcast: Why Finding Insights is So Painful

Rachel Obstler, VP Product at Heap, invited me in for a two-part conversation on her Product Therapy podcast.  This is the first portion about why finding insights is so painful – and what you can do about it. We had a free-wheeling chat about common analytics pain points for product teams and how digital experience

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How Weak Analogies About Software Can Lead Us Astray

Company leaders who aren’t steeped in how software is designed and built can apply less-than-useful analogies for how software products are built. These analogies tend to highlight predictability, scheduling and cost management… but may not be that useful. This post unpacks a few of them.

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Difficult Product Discussions with CEOs

CEOs may not see their role in systematic product/development problems, and product leaders may not know how to frame their concerns so CEOs can hear them. Can we get past buzzwords to difficult organizational discussions?

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