Aha! Blog

January 17, 2014

A 90-Day Plan for Recovering Kanban-ers

There is growing unrest. As quickly as lean and ultra-lean approaches to software development have emerged, so has a nasty backlash. We see this daily as we talk with…

January 13, 2014

The Folly of Inside-Out Product Thinking

Have you ever run into this deductive reasoning? A. Customers like our existing products and our company. B. We are building a new product that reflects the priorities of…

January 8, 2014

I'm Agile But My CEO Could Not Care Less

The developers and I always want to get on with it and build stuff in a sprint-to-sprint fashion, yet our CEO wants to tell everyone where the company will be in two…

January 7, 2014

Fear is Not What is Holding You Back

Do you often wonder why you sacrifice your personal aspirations for what’s comfortable? Have you always wanted to pursue an idea or start that company, but have given up…

December 19, 2013

Buyer Personas and Product Management

We all build the best products when we instinctively understand the challenges our customers are facing and what they are trying to accomplish. This is easy if we do the…

December 18, 2013

The Minimum Lovable Product (Forget the MVP)

A can of cat food is a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) when you are starving, but it’s highly unsatisfying and unlikely to generate a loyal following (of humans). And in a…