Here’s a lesson in why experimentation and prototyping is a good idea. This is the (back end) Vasa — a 17th century Swedish warship commissioned to be the biggest and baddest thing on the high seas. And it was. Until the day the sailed it. On its maiden voyage, it floated for exactly 1500m before sinking in … Continue reading Everything you know expires, eventually
I had the pleasure of speaking in London last week at Mind the Product. It’s a twice annual gathering of product managers and their colleagues that attracts nearly 1500 attendees. Given the location, The Barbican, and the audience size, I couldn’t resist taking a selfie from the stage. There’s an unforgettable scene in my favorite movie, … Continue reading Agile vs Lean vs Design Thinking
I went to the New York Air Show at Stewart Airport over Labor Day weekend. I brought my camera. This is the best photo I captured. These are the Thunderbirds F16 demonstration team from the US Air Force. I’ve never seen anything move as fast as these jets.Hey folks – I, for one, choose not to … Continue reading Moving to a continuous world. This changes everything.
Here’s a picture of a badass goat I saw in the Dutch town of Bergen last month. The honey badger has nothing on this goat. I’m often asked how to get executives on board with cultural and process change. It seems that product teams buy into the ideas of lean and agile relatively quickly but … Continue reading Maintaining the winds of (digital) change
My friend Abby Covert recently reminded me of the scarcity and value of time. It’s the only material in existence that is constantly being depleted and cannot be replenished naturally or artificially. Here’s the worst part — we have no idea how much of it we actually have. Here’s the best part — you have a choice about how … Continue reading On Making Meetings and the Depletion of Time