Wed.Apr 05, 2023

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How to Differentiate Risk Management, Risk Mitigation, and Technical Debt

Johanna Rothman

I've been talking with a very sharp leader about how that person uses the ideas of risk and technical debt. I'm paraphrasing, but the leader said something like this: “We realize we need to incur some technical debt. So we explain that we choose to include the debt as part of our risk mitigation. That's a bottom-up description of what I suspect occurs every day when people and teams take on technical debt.

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Product in Practice: Getting Engineers Involved in Brainstorming

Product Talk

Getting a group together to generate ideas—an activity often referred to as “ brainstorming ”—doesn’t always go smoothly. Getting a group together to generate ideas—an activity often referred to as “brainstorming”—doesn’t always go smoothly. – Tweet This In the past, Teresa has written about the major reasons why traditional brainstorming doesn’t work : social loafing (people tend not to work as hard in a group setting), conformity (people are afraid to stand out with ideas that are too distinct


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Update regarding the Feedly Twitter Integration

Roy Madden

Twitter has discontinued the API we use to let Feedly Pro+ customers follow tweets in Feedly. As a result, we are sad to announce we have to retire the current Twitter integration. We know this isn’t ideal, and we are exploring different ways to help the community connect to their favorite creators and sources of information. Pro+ users can already follow Newsletters and use our RSS Builder , and some of the content you were following on Twitter may be accessible in this way.

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Product Management Humility

The Product Coalition

Product managers have to put everyone else before themselves.

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10 Rules for Managing Apache Cassandra

It’s no surprise that Apache Cassandra has emerged as a popular choice for organizations of all sizes seeking a powerful solution to manage their data at a scale—but with great power comes great responsibility. Due to the inherent complexity of distributed databases, this white paper will uncover the 10 rules you’ll want to know when managing Apache Cassandra.

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Mastering & Understanding the ROI of Customer Feedback & CX


Let’s start with a quick equation: ? Customer Feedback ROI = 100 x (Benefits – Investments) / Investments In a recent study (which matches our experience), many CX leaders find it hard to quantify the impact ?, or the ROI of customer feedback and customer experience (CX) on business outcomes and metrics. But in a successful business, it’s imperative that the benefits of initiatives are not only defined in a qualitative way, but also in quantitative, measurable numbers.

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ONE THING on Ego Roadmaps

Product Culture

The egos of stakeholders are a lot of fun, especially when they meet in one messy room. When you are trying to get buy-in for the next phase of a roadmap, tread lightly. Subscribe to my weekly Nano-letter: Sign Up Subscribe to One Thing Weekly Name * First Name Last Name Email * Our Privacy Policy * You can change your mind at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the footer of any email you receive from us, or by contacting us at

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