User interview – the CDH way

Conducting a user interview is a mix of art and science. There are several ways to do it, depending your context. When diving deeper into this topic, I came across Continuous Discovery Habits (CDH) by Teresa Torres. This was an extremely enriching read for me. While the book has several practical nuggets on user interviews, […]

User persona – Who IS my user?

When developing, marketing & selling a product it is crucial to understand who is my targeted user. Dive deeper into the business outcomes to derive where can you extract growth from. There are more elements to think of in multi-sided business models. There are also differences in B2B vs. B2B2C businesses. Think hard and align […]

Product development donts

Don’t build a product like this…(2/2)

In the previous post, I outlined a part of my innovation journey as a software developer creating a new product. To start with, in the first part, I outlined the context. This was followed by the missteps from conceptualization to a point when I created a gold-plated product solution. In this post, I will layout […]

Broken!

Don’t build a product like this! (1/2)

It was 2006. Working as a software developer in India, I developed software products for mobile devices. Yet I had never interacted with a Product Manager. In fact, I didn’t even know that such a role existed. I was on a journey of innovation to achieve #WorldDomination.Here’s one such experience with innovation. There were so […]

Connectedness for Digital Products

Developing Digital Products – can it be iterative? (Part 4 off 4)

In the first post, we established that digital products (i.e. connected devices) are an intricate part of our everyday life and yet pose significant challenges in development. Three key learnings that contribute to an iterative product development for digital products include rethinking prototyping, platforms choices and connectedness. In order make digital product development more iterative, […]

Platforms for Digital Products

Developing Digital Products – can it be iterative? (Part 3 off 4)

In the first post, we established that digital products (i.e. connected devices) are an intricate part of our everyday life and yet pose significant challenges in development. At the end, I outlined three key learnings along the lines of prototyping, platforms and connectedness. In order to make digital product development more iterative, I elaborated on […]

Prototyping Digital Products

Developing Digital Products – can it be iterative? (Part 2 off 4)

In the previous post, we established that digital products (i.e. connected devices) are an intricate part of our everyday life and yet pose significant challenges in development. At the end, I outlined three key learnings that I re-iterate here. In order to reduce the time to market, to de-risk the investments in early stage of […]

Digital Products | Hardware Product Management

Developing Digital Products – can it be iterative? (Part 1 off 4)

Digital Products a.k.a connected hardware-devices, are an intrinsic part of our everyday lives. Learning tools, productivity and entertainment are a few of the ways we interact with these on an everyday basis. According to IHS Markit, Smart TV Share Jumps to 70 Percent of TV Shipments in 2018 From Less Than 50 Percent in 2015. In September 2017, […]

An Innovation Framework: ‘Who do you innovate for?’

In the previous post, I outlined the classic innovation challenge. I briefly laid out the key aspects product leaders think of when prioritizing between new initiatives. In light of these constraints, how can innovation leaders choose the areas to focus on? Additionally, what aspects should innovators articulate when pitching their ideas? All of this with […]