Product Management consists of Product Discovery and Product Delivery happening at the same time and interconnected. Product Management covers the 4 dimensions of a product: value, usability, feasibility and business viability.
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.
The Fifth Discipline is the book from Peter Senge about System Thinking that describes the five Disciplines to build a Learning Organization: Personal Mastery, Mental Models, a Shared Vision, Team Learning and System Thinking.
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 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.
Design Thinking also called Human-Centered Design is a structured exploratory approach putting human being at the center to solve complex problems and/or create innovative products and services. Design Thinking starts with humans and their needs, fears and hopes to design a solution that is at the same time desirable, technically feasible, and economically viable.
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.
Turn the ship around is the book from captain David Market who implemented radical delegation when he took charge of the submarine Santa Fe. The summary of this approach called the Leader-Leader model aims at giving the control to the staff by building mastery, aka competence, and providing clarity, in other words purpose.
The definition of cost of delay is the quantity of benefits you lose or gain if your product is late or early to enter the market. Furthermore, Don Reinertsen elaborated on this concept introducing the Weighted Shortest Job First (WSJF) that is calculated by dividing the Cost of Delay by the duration to build and deliver the product to the market.
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.