Articles, Design Thinking, Discovery

How to Use Product Discovery Skills to Build Alignment, At Work or At Home

I partnered with Product Management Insider by Alpha to publish an article on using product discovery skills to build alignment both at work and at home. Here’s an excerpt:

I’ve found that while people often tend to focus on solutions, when we step back to build agreement on what problem we are solving and which constraints are important, we find it much easier to agree on which solution to pick.

Check out the piece for the full story on the approach I used to help my family agree on a vacation plan:

How to Use Product Discovery Skills to Build Alignment, At Work or At Home

Agile, Method, Stakeholders

Sharing insights continuously with the Built Learned Planning Demo in Product Management Insider

I partnered with Product Management Insider by Alpha to publish an article on sharing insights continuously as a way to grow your company’s customer focus. Here’s an excerpt:

I’ve found that a key to developing continuous discovery and delivery practices—sometimes called dual-track agile—is to master the simple practice of hosting a “Built-Learned-Planning Demo” (BLP Demo).

Check out the full piece for more details and examples of how I used the technique as we built out the Shutterstock Editor team:

Product leaders, educate your stakeholders by adding this one thing to your sprints