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

Strategy for machine learning products in CMS Wire

I spoke with Kaya Ismail of CMS Wire about the need for large data sets and real customer problems to drive successful machine learning (ML) products for his coverage of Hubspot’s acquisition of Kemvi. Here’s an excerpt: Holly Hester-Reilly of H2R Product Science believes HubSpot’s acquisition of Kemvi is a, “smart move for both teams.”… Read More