People are resistant to change. Understanding the impact of your concept is the first step to getting support for new ideas.
What are your top challenges to execute on innovation? Discuss.
For seasoned product leaders, it is very challenging to listen to others’ ideas and not immediately become resistant to this new thinking. How do you avoid this?
This whitepaper addresses five of the major challenges that we’ve seen lead to Agile failure and some advice on how to make Agile hum for your organization. Download Now
This white paper describes these five essential elements, highlights common challenges, and offers a case study that shares Planning Innovations’ methods for delivering innovative product plans using fast, cost-effective tools to identify, evaluate, and define market leading products and services. Download Now
There is little dispute that better solutions are a result of understanding real customer needs and solving customer problems. However, traditional market research such as focus groups and surveys don’t meet the needs of iterative development in fast-moving markets. This whitepaper addresses the need to build in customer feedback loops that support Agile and Lean [...]
Real letters from one professional to another. Have you considered writing a letter to one of your associates? Just send it in and we’ll post (anonymous is OK). Keep the bad language to a minimum and try to make it constructive. We won’t edit except for typos. Dear Operations Team, You can trust me! You [...]
If you’re like most product leaders I meet, you either personally suffer or see others conflicted with the “Steve Jobs Paradox”. Some symptoms of this can be found in discussions that sound like the following: Head of products – “I want to talk to you about this interface. I think we need to design it [...]
One big discussion between product leaders, that often turns heated, is how to balance the direct input from customers with the longer term product vision. As anyone with bi-focals knows, you need two lenses to effectively navigate your world. (BTW – Bi-focal lenses were invented by Benjamin Franklin around 1780.) Think about any product plan [...]
Have you considered writing a letter to one of your associates? Just send it in and we’ll post. Keep the bad language to a minimum and try to make it constructive. Dear Salesperson, I love you man… and I totally respect your challenges. I know I wouldn’t want to be the person responsible for finding [...]
We all know how powerful the specific use of language is on communication. For example, $millions are spent finding that perfect phrase to be the tagline for our business, contracts are bitterly disputed over the difference between “best efforts” and “reasonably best efforts”, and team members are either motivated or demotivated with the twist of a phrase [...]