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Why There’s No Single “Right” Way to Do Discovery: Part 3

A few months ago, fellow Product Talk coach Hope Gurion and I sat down to discuss why there’s no single right way to do discovery. Want to read the previous parts of the series? Find Part 1 here and Part 2 here. In this third and final conversation in the series, we discussed two core principles of continuous discovery: why it’s essential to set up...

Why There’s No Single “Right” Way to Do Discovery: Part 2

A few months ago, fellow Product Talk coach Hope Gurion and I sat down to discuss why there’s no single right way to do discovery. Want to read Part 1 of the series? Find it here. In this second conversation in the series, we discussed two core principles of continuous discovery: encouraging teams to discover opportunities through continuous touch...

Why There’s No Single “Right” Way to Do Discovery: Part 1

A few months ago, fellow Product Talk coach Hope Gurion and I sat down to discuss why there’s no single right way to do discovery. In this first conversation in the series, we discussed three guiding principles of continuous discovery: building a collaborative decision-making model with the product trio, externalizing your thinking, and focusing on...

A Look at the Year Ahead: The Product Talk Roadmap (With a Book Update)

Happy New Year! I am excited to kick off 2021. For the past couple of years, I’ve used my January blog post to give an update on my plans for the year ahead and this year will be no different. You can find previous years’ posts here: 2019 and 2020. I know many of you are anxiously awaiting an update on my upcoming book. You’ll get that. But before...

Product in Practice: When Travel Ground to a Halt, Seera Group Used Opportunity Mapping to Discover a New Market

Hi there, Product Talk readers! We can’t wait to share our latest Product in Practice with you. For this story, we spoke with a product team leading the Digital Hotels vertical at Seera Group, a travel and tourism company based in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). The team shares how they defined a new outcome and mapped out the opportunity space when...

2021 Product Conferences

We are starting to pull together our list of 2021 product conferences. A lot has changed in the world since we last published our 2020 product conferences list. Due to COVID-19, many of the events on our list had to shift to virtual events. We expect the same will happen in 2021. Nevertheless, we are finding that conference organizers are getting better...

Product Managers and Product Owners: What’s the Difference?

For this month’s Product Talk post, I recorded a video where I consider the difference between product managers and product owners. You can watch the video or read an edited version of the transcript below. I want to talk about product managers and product owners. This is a topic that’s come up quite a bit for me in the last few weeks. I’ve had...

Inspiring Strong Product Leaders: A Conversation with Petra Wille

I first met Petra Wille, a fellow product coach, at Mind the Product and was immediately impressed with her work. While I tend to focus on helping teams, Petra’s work centers around helping product leaders—the people who manage product managers. The people in these roles don’t always come from a product background, so they may need guidance to understand...

Product in Practice: Iterating to an Actionable Outcome at tails.com

Hello Product Talk readers, we’re excited to share the latest Product in Practice with you! For this story, we caught up with Sonja Martin, Product Manager at tails.com. Sonja shares how her cross-functional team has changed their approach to defining their desired outcome over time. Want to check out the other posts in this series? You can find them...

Opportunity Mapping: An Essential Skill for Driving Product Outcomes

The following is an excerpt from my upcoming book, Continuous Discovery Habits. It’s the opening to my chapter on Opportunity Mapping. Read to the end for an exciting new announcement. “To maintain the state of doubt and to carry on systematic and protracted inquiry—these are the essentials of thinking.” John Dewey, How We Think “Structure is complicated....

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