How to Unlearn Past Successful Approaches and Be Open to Working in New Ways – An Interview with Barry O’Reilly

Here’s what I learned from Barry O’Reilly about unlearning – intentionally letting go of past successful approaches. Barry shares an inspiring curiousity and a constant pursuit of better ways of working. Read More

Product Management Show: Does Culture Really Eat Strategy For Breakfast?

In this episode of the Product Management Show, I discussed the old axiom about culture eating strategy for breakfast with host Allan Neil and with Alan Smith, Co-Founder at Strategyzer, provider of the Business Model Canvas and Value Proposition Canvas. I took the culture side of the argument for the debate. Listen in to see… Read More

Never ask your users if they like your idea. Do this instead.

After conducting hundreds of user interviews, I’m beyond convinced that we can get tremendous value from talking to users at every stage of a project. I encounter the most skepticism around talking to users before we have a concept or prototype to get feedback on, but that’s my favorite kind of research to do. I… Read More

How to decide which product concepts to test

Mike Fishbein wrote about my approach to determining what to test in “Concept Testing: 6 Lessons From Product Leaders” on This is Product Management. Here’s an excerpt: Holly Hester-Reilly, a product consultant and former Product Owner at Shutterstock, shared her framework for determining what concepts needs to be tested in the first place. Holly plots each… Read More