I haven’t updated my followers about Brain Drain lately, and we were supposed to have released to market at the end of July. What has happened? Continue reading
So it is now early August and Brain Drain has launched! I say ‘launched’, but it was a soft launch and we are positioning it as a beta release (hey, some products spend their whole lives in beta so who cares? It is all about managing expectations). So far, so good. But now the fun really starts so if I keep on top of MutterLog I should continue to give you updates as well as posting interesting things about product development and business in general.
Having passed such a massive milestone in the life of Brain Drain, I thought it might be a good time to start a series of posts sharing what I’ve learned so far. Continue reading
The government (US) wrote it! I’d like to see the government (UK) follow it!
“(L)ean provides a useful toolkit, but it can bias you towards the incremental rather than the transformational. You cannot simply iterate your way into orbit.”
Here’s a great article on lean product development from the perspective of a leading intellectual property lawyer.
A thought-provoking piece. My answer – it depends. As I’ve said before, product management in a start-up is something everyone mucks in and does together. But the bigger an organisation gets, the more complex it becomes. Then you need someone to stand up for the product while everyone else is burying their noses in other stuff.
An interesting take on lean product management and development, and a reminder that novel, game-changing ideas are never created by slavishly delivering what customers ask for (though they can often be improved that way).
This article, describing various roles in the product design sphere, is rather useful for when you are dealing with agencies, drafting a job spec or defining responsibilities.