Last week Google’s announcement about the end of Google Wave made me review and rethink about some product manangement lessons.
Marty Cagan, former eBay Product Management VP and currently product management consultant, uses to say that all product management processes must start with a “product discovery” phase where we need to find out:
For Steve Blank, a retired serial entrepeneuer who started 8 technology companies, knowing the customer is so important that is not enough for the companies to have a product development process. They must have a “customer development” process prior to the product development, where customer demands and problems are the main focus.
More startups fail from lack of customers than from fail of product development.
In a 2005 post at her “Creating Passionate Users” blog, Kathy Sierra shows happiness as a function of the number of product features. The chart is quite self explanatory:
As it is Google Wave screen. There are so many things one can do with Google Wave…
Every product must be:
We must always remember:
If ease of use were the only requirement, we would all be riding tricycles.
Douglas Engelbart, mouse inventor