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ITX Product Momentum Podcast – Episode 11: Validating Products Through Design Sprints

Posted by Peter Sullivan on April 09, 2019 5 min read

The design sprint process introduces experimentation and the scientific method to the world of digital product development. Like experimentation, the process is not about success or failure. It’s really about validation, getting quickly to the point of success or failure with considerably less investment of time, resources, and money.

In this episode, hosts Sean and Joe catch up with Jonathan Courtney, co-founder and CEO of AJ&Smart, a 21-person product studio in Berlin, Germany. A product designer by training and trade, Jonathan commands attention not only because AJ&Smart has facilitated more than 200 design sprints since 2016 – and he about 100 – but because of the engaging, humorous, and impassioned way he talks about using the design sprint process to help companies that struggle with defining their product goals.

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ITX Product Momentum Podcast – Episode 10: Evolution of the Product Manager Role

Posted by Peter Sullivan on March 07, 2019 5 min read

The product manager role has been around for decades, but its contributions have been generally overlooked and misunderstood.  Opportunities to apply the product manager skill set as a lever of growth had not been fully realized – or were missed entirely. No longer is that the case, according to the 2019 State of Product Leadership report, prepared by Pendo + Product Collective.

In this episode, hosts Sean and Joe speak with Pendo Chief Marketing Officer Jake Sorofman about the recent report and the continuous evolution of the product manager role. “It’s a role on the rise,” Jake says, “but also one in a state of transition. It's only in the last 10 years that digital product management has really come into focus as a very strategic part of the business.”

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ITX Product Momentum Podcast – Episode 9: Finding the Right Metrics

Posted by Peter Sullivan on February 06, 2019 4 min read

How do we know our work is working? How do product designers know their work product is solving the problem it was intended to solve? That's the kind of question that keeps us up at night.

 

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ITX Product Momentum Podcast – Episode 8: Planning & Prioritizing Roadmaps

Posted by Peter Sullivan on January 08, 2019 in categoryPredictable Software DevelopmentcategorySoftware Quality 5 min read

Have you ever wondered what exactly it takes to create software products? Those who spend even a little time in this space learn quickly that there is no wizard behind the curtain.

 

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ITX Product Momentum Podcast – Episode 7: Resisting Experience Rot

Posted by Peter Sullivan on December 04, 2018 in categoryStrategycategoryUser Experience 5 min read

No parent has yet found a way to escape this exasperating line of questioning. We should be grateful. For as frustrating as the interrogation becomes, its purity of purpose cannot be denied. Focus on the why.

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