Tag Archives: product

Why I say “V1” instead of “MVP” or “MLP”

(Note: This post applies to features as well as products, but I’m only using “product” for simplicity) For a long time, everyone seemed to use “MVP” (Minimum Viable Product) to refer to the first version of what they’ll release as a product. “MVP” has been used in books about product management and startups, blog posts, read more »

Demystifying product strategy

Since “strategy” can mean different things in different situations, here’s a definition of how I think about it related to product management: Finding efficient ways to achieve the company’s goals through product solutions Another way to think about it is: Finding ways to maximize value at minimal cost A good product strategy can give you read more »

Why you should start with a paper wireframe

In a world that’s getting more computerized every day, it may sound a little crazy to suggest that something should be done on paper when digital solutions have been developed (e.g., Balsamiq, OmniGraffle). Digital wireframes are great. They’re easy to share with co-workers, they look professional, and they’re fun to make. While I’m a big read more »

Improving the Pocket app

This is the first of a series of posts where I’ll be looking at potential improvements to products. Pocket is one of my favorite apps and I was recently asked what I’d improve about it. The Pocket team has done a lot of great work outside of the app, including: An ease of adding content read more »