How to do a *really* basic forecast

Forecasting delivery is something every organisation should be doing. Unfortunately, hardly any do. This is a shame because it’s actually quite easy, as hopefully you’ll see below. Even a very basic …

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Product Roadmaps

What is a Product Roadmap for? What is the “job to be done” for which people “hire” Product Roadmaps? Of course, there are lots of different behaviours that Product Roadmaps …

Relaxing constraints, moving mountains

A sorely underutilised way to tilt the playing field in Product Development is to simply break the rules that everyone else is playing by. This “thinking different” is often the underlying …

Ten To Talk To

A while back, I floated the idea of a conference where all of the speakers were women… @pawelbrodzinski i quite like the idea of a conference with women-only speakers — and …

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Mobile First

It’s been an interesting few weeks in technology. We’ve seen a couple of events that we might characterise as Black Swans – but both reinforcing the fact that the world …

Building great organisations

In today’s world, whatever we do has to have meaning — it’s not just about money anymore. Some of that meaning can come from working together, with a common purpose. …

Lessons on speed: Samsung and Apple

The Cost of Delay for organisations that are not market leaders is very high. Whilst companies employing a “Fast Follower” strategy don’t have to invest as much time to discover …

Planning for success

During the first World War Winston Churchill famously lost his job as First Lord of the Admiralty as a result of the failed