What is Product Design? Based on The Design of Everyday Things by Don Norman.

Product Design consists in 3 domains of Design: Industrial Design, Interaction Design and Experience Design. The 7 fundamental principles of design as described by Don Norman consist in 2 areas grouping 7 principles. Understanding area covers Discoverability and Conceptual model. Discoverability area covers Affordances, Signifiers, Mappings, Constraints and Feedback.

Jira Project from Atlassian software for Agile, Scrum and Kanban in a nutshell

Jira is a software from Atlassian. Jira was originally a ticketing system for bug and request management that evolved to cover agile project management either Scrum or Kanban. In this post, we will introduce Jira software with its model, its navigation and its core functionalities. Surely, Jira is well documented but the materials are quite rich and the tool does have a logic of its own.

Design Sprint from Google Venture by Jake Knapp

Design Sprint inspired from Design Thinking is a 5-step process conducted by an interdisciplinary team over a working week. Clearly, its purpose is to reduce risk of a new product or service by confirming the main assumptions or unknown with rapid prototyping and testing. Design Sprint consists in 5 steps after a preparation phase to set the stage: on Monday, Understand the problem, on Tuesday, Ideate on competing sketches of prototype, on Wednesday, Decide and plan for the Prototype, on Thursday, Build the Prototype, and finally, on Friday, Test the Prototype with customers.

The World Café by Juanita Brown and David Isaacs

The world café, invented in 1995 by Juanita Brown and David Isaacs, is a large audience workshop organized as a conversation process between small groups. It is based on 7 principles: set the frame, create a safe & comfortable space, explore questions that matter, encourage everyone’s contribution, cross-pollinate & connect ideas, listen together for patterns & insights, and at last, harvest & share collective discoveries.

Boundaries for leaders and boundary management for teams

Boundaries are demarcation lines that differentiate a team from its environment and other teams. As a consequence, they enable this team to grow an identity, to concentrate on a focus and they protect this team from environmental interference and disruptions. To go further, boundaries also impact tasks and behaviors reinforcing those that are aligned with the team’s values and standards and inhibiting those that are not.

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