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Why designers fail to integrate into Agile teams

UX Planet

Prescriptive Agile frameworks make it hard for designers to add valuable contributions to the team. In 2011 I was a UX Designer in a design studio. I designed every detail in Photoshop before handing the mockups to the developers. But in my new Agile team, I was designing fragments that felt incomplete.

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Peter Thiel's Anti-Lean Manifesto

Sachin Rekhi

His 2011 book, The Lean Startup , has become a New York Times best seller, selling millions of copies to aspirational entrepreneurs. And every major business school now offers an innovation class that leverages the business model canvas and other lean principles for developing a new product idea. A bad plan is better than no plan."


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Product Failure is An Opportunity

The Product Coalition

Pivoting done well means the team doesn’t lose direction and can build on the insights for new product development. The product team discovered that visitors mostly used the video upload feature and stripped down all other features over time. The game “Glitch” was the first product launched in 2011.

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Why The Product Demo Is a Dangerous Selling Tool

The Product Coalition

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels When I joined eBay back in 2011, the largest group on the Israeli R&D center was actually a content operations group. But since the roots of the team were still in content operations and back-office processes, this remained their default solution even at times where technology could have been a better one.

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The ultimate guide to willingness-to-pay

Lenny Rachitsky

It can drive enormous sustained growth (quickly) and often takes very little product work, yet is rarely prioritized or even discussed within product teams. Why are so few product teams testing their pricing? Their analysis builds on a compelling 2019 WTP field study and an in-depth comparison from 2011. Strava had bumps.

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A Better Problem Statement Template

Tyner Blain

There are several different formats which have been developed for problem statements, and you could use free-form narrative as well. After hundreds of hours helping write and utilize problem statements with dozens of teams over the years, I’ve evolved the template I use and recommend; because it works better in theory and in practice.

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Some Practical Tools For Stakeholder Management


This blog was originally written in 2011 and updated in September 2019. Without the involvement of stakeholders, ideas simply remain ideas and it’s nearly impossible to successfully develop and launch products. Alone, or in a team, list potential stakeholders as well as: Their interests. Adrienne Tan. Stakeholder identification.