I’ve selected a few articles below to give you an easy way to dive-in. Alternatively, here’s my latest writing. I’d love to hear your thoughts. Connect with me on Twitter, Medium, or LinkedIn. If you think I can help with your project, get in touch.
For My Life’s Work, I’m Going Expedition-Style. Looking for heuristics for when to use lean and fat thinking in building a company? Mountaineering strategy has a surprising amount to teach us.
Why You Need a Source-of-Truth for Product Iterations [DoubleLoop doc]. Accountants have ledgers. Scientists record their experiments. Marketers have CRMs. Engineers have code version history. Product builders, however, lack a source-of-truth for their previous work. This is a fundamental gap that holds back the craft.
Product Iteration Critiques. For product managers to help each other improve, the secret is to critique each other’s iterations, not products.
Stoned Strategy. While this blog focuses on product development, my latest contribution to Ribbonfarm explores my personal experience with cannabis and creativity.
The DoubleLoop Project
These articles express the vision behind DoubleLoop, my attempt to transform how people build stuff.
A Toolchain for Connecting Vision with Reality. To innovate at scale, your company must reconcile its vision with the work that’s actually happening.
How Adults Build Products. Applying the cognitive development of children to product management.
A Vision for Learning at Scale. How large companies can turn their size from a disadvantage to an advantage in their ability to innovate.
The Significance of Meta-Work Tools. A new breed of tools is relieving the tension between speed and thoughtfulness.
Minimum Viable Control: A Framework for Product Leadership. How to stay in the flow with your product management team without micro-managing.
The Post-Launch Gap in Product Tools. In the planning tools we use, work disappears as soon as it’s “done.” This has negative consequences.
With Strategy, the Medium is the Message. The tools we use to build products shape how we think.
The Threat of Hylomorphic Design Thinking. Innovators must learn to anticipate how their materials and creations design us.
The Mazestructure Project
My first guest post on Ribbonfarm explores how the experience of navigating a maze mirrors the creative process. Examples include mazes based on the product management triangle and Gutenberg’s invention of the printing press.
The essay introduces my new Maze Structure booklet, a series of mazes exploring problem-solving techniques.
The Fox-Hedgehog Collaboration Loop. A model for how the fox and hedgehog cognitive styles can be intertwined in the creative process.
Product Tension Series
These posts wrestle with a tension at the heart of product development between “changing the world” and adapting to the world as it is.
Product Triangle Series
The product triangle model distills the diverse range of product management activities through a visual framework.