Lean Principles

  Thursday morning notes while reading the lean mindset by Mary and Tom Poppendieck: Focus on optimze the whole > focus on eliminating waste Focus on potential customers > focus on adding features for today’s customers Focus on experimentation > focus on predictability Focus on impact > focus on productivity Focus on resiliency of decentralization > … More Lean Principles

Mindmap of Ben Horowitz post about: Good Product Managers – Bad Product Managers

I am reading now “The Hard Thing About Hard Things” from Ben Horowitz which really touches me emotionally. In the chapter about train the people he sets some expectations to guide in a special direction, I found another post here. There you will find a list about good and bad product managers here. I wanted to give … More Mindmap of Ben Horowitz post about: Good Product Managers – Bad Product Managers

Business Assumption Worksheet for envisioning

This worksheet is originally created by Giff Constable to facilitate an assumptions discussion. I just wanted to add this to my blog to promote structured discussions about envisioning. There are plenty of other books and ideas out there, but I really like the easy way with this worksheet. Enjoy! Business Assumptions I believe my customers … More Business Assumption Worksheet for envisioning

Lean on fire – how to built great products

Last week I had a great conversation about building products and how to maximize customer value. Due to this inspiring and compelling event I have read several articles about “Lean” including the mothership article The New New Product Development Game from Hirotaka Takeuchi and Ikujiro Nonaka from January/ February 1986. Because of my learnings of Jeff Patton … More Lean on fire – how to built great products