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Building products - It takes a village

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Products are not formed by following ceremonies and by superstars. It takes the wisdom and a team. From Charvaka, Francis Bacon, Descartes to Scientific Process. How it all influenced Product Thinking, Agile and forming right teams.

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Building products - It takes a village

  1. 1. It Takes A Village
  2. 2. It Takes a Village It’s wisdom ◉ It’s people
  3. 3. 600 BCE
  4. 4. Charvaka (no relation)
  5. 5. Charvaka (school of materialism & atheism)
  6. 6. Inference Knowledge
  7. 7. Inference Knowledge previous knowledge one or more observations
  8. 8. Where there is smoke
  9. 9. Where there is smoke there is fire.
  10. 10. But, there could be other reasons for the smoke
  11. 11. Inference Knowledge
  12. 12. Inference can be wrong as we can’t know: • all conditions • all observations • all premise
  13. 13. Sound’s familiar?
  14. 14. all conditions, all observations, all premise gathered as requirements, upfront! WATERFALL
  15. 15. Perception Knowledge
  16. 16. Perception Knowledge your 5 sense your mind here & now
  17. 17. AGILE not possible to know all conditions, all observations, all premise & all requirements upfront!
  18. 18. Agile, winning since 600 BCE!
  19. 19. 20
  20. 20. 1500 CE
  21. 21. Francis Bacon (also no relation)
  22. 22. Francis Bacon (philosopher, scientist, lawyer)
  23. 23. Gather data to establish it Generalize facts to form axioms Make observations to produce facts
  24. 24. Gather data to establish it Generalize facts to form axioms Make observations to produce facts Repeat to build a increasingly complex body of knowledge
  25. 25. Descartes (philosopher, scientist, Mathematician)
  26. 26. Test of Predictions Predictions Hypotheses Deductions Observations Induction
  27. 27. Sound’s familiar?
  28. 28. Gather data to establish it Generalize facts to form axioms Make observations to produce facts Build
  29. 29. Gather data to establish it Generalize facts to form axioms Make observations to produce facts BuildMeasure
  30. 30. Gather data to establish it Generalize facts to form axioms Make observations to produce facts Learn BuildMeasure
  31. 31. Measure Build Learn
  32. 32. Build-Measure-Learn, winning since 1500 CE!
  33. 33. 34
  34. 34. 2016 CE
  35. 35. Modern Scientific Process
  36. 36. By ArchonMagnus - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=42164616 Make Observations Think of Interesting Questions Develop Testable Predictions Gather Data to Test Predictions Develop General Theories Formulate Hypotheses Refine, Alter, Expand or Reject Hypothesis
  37. 37. Sound’s familiar?
  38. 38. Make Observations Think of Interesting Questions Develop Testable Predictions Gather Data to Test Predictions Develop General Theories Formulate Hypotheses Refine, Alter, Expand or Reject Hypothesis Identify Need, Pain-points Spot Opportunities
  39. 39. Make Observations Think of Interesting Questions Develop Testable Predictions Gather Data to Test Predictions Develop General Theories Formulate Hypotheses Refine, Alter, Expand or Reject Hypothesis The 5 Whys 4WH HEART Secondary Res
  40. 40. Make Observations Think of Interesting Questions Develop Testable Predictions Gather Data to Test Predictions Develop General Theories Formulate Hypotheses Refine, Alter, Expand or Reject Hypothesis User Research Wireframes MVP Biz Models
  41. 41. Make Observations Think of Interesting Questions Develop Testable Predictions Gather Data to Test Predictions Develop General Theories Formulate Hypotheses Refine, Alter, Expand or Reject Hypothesis Development Metrics Go-To-Market
  42. 42. Make Observations Think of Interesting Questions Develop Testable Predictions Gather Data to Test Predictions Develop General Theories Formulate Hypotheses Refine, Alter, Expand or Reject Hypothesis Analytics Data Science User Research
  43. 43. Make Observations Think of Interesting Questions Develop Testable Predictions Gather Data to Test Predictions Develop General Theories Formulate Hypotheses Refine, Alter, Expand or Reject Hypothesis Same!
  44. 44. Make Observations Think of Interesting Questions Develop Testable Predictions Gather Data to Test Predictions Develop General Theories Formulate Hypotheses Refine, Alter, Expand or Reject Hypothesis Release Dominate
  45. 45. Refine, Alter, Expand or Reject Hypothesis Identify Need, Pain-points, Opportunities The 5 Whys 4WH HEART Secondary Development Metrics Go-To-Market Analytics Data Science User Research Release Dominate User Research Wireframes MVP Biz Models
  46. 46. 47
  47. 47. Design Process = Product Process = Scientific Process
  48. 48. Charts, frameworks, ‘10 Things’ articles on Startups, Product Development, etc. are essentially customization & contextualization of existing wisdom
  49. 49. Don’t get lost in ceremonies and rigid processes. Always focus on underlined value.
  50. 50. It Takes a Village It’s wisdom ◉ It’s people
  51. 51. Charismatic Founder
  52. 52. Charismatic Founder Star Developers
  53. 53. Refine, Alter, Expand or Reject Hypothesis Identify Need, Pain-points, Opportunities The 5 Whys 4WH HEART Secondary Development Metrics Go-To-Market Analytics Data Science User Research Release Dominate User Research Wireframes MVP Biz Models
  54. 54. Charismatic Founder Identify Need, Pain-points, Opportunities 1
  55. 55. Charismatic Founder Courageous Executives Identify Need, Pain-points, Opportunities 1
  56. 56. The 5 Whys 4WH HEART Secondary Product Manager 2
  57. 57. The 5 Whys 4WH HEART Secondary Product Manager Experience Designer 2
  58. 58. The 5 Whys 4WH HEART Secondary Product Manager Experience Designer Tech Architect 2
  59. 59. Product Manager Experience Designer User Research Wireframes MVP Biz Models Business Head Tech Architect 3
  60. 60. Product Manager Experience Designer User Research Wireframes MVP Biz Models Business HeadDeveloper Tech Architect 3
  61. 61. Product Manager Experience Designer User Research Wireframes MVP Biz Models Visual Designer Business HeadDeveloper Tech Architect 3
  62. 62. Product Manager Experience Designer Visual Designer Business HeadDeveloper Tech Architect Development Metrics Go-To-Market DevOps 4
  63. 63. Product Manager Experience Designer Visual Designer Business HeadDeveloper Tech Architect Development Metrics Go-To-Market DevOpsQA 4
  64. 64. Product Manager Experience Designer Visual Designer Business HeadDeveloper Tech Architect Development Metrics Go-To-Market DevOpsQASupport 4
  65. 65. Product Manager Experience Designer Visual Designer Business HeadDeveloper Tech Architect DevOpsQASupport Analytics Data Science User Research Data Scientist 5
  66. 66. Product Manager Experience Designer Visual Designer Business HeadDeveloper Tech Architect DevOpsQASupport Data ScientistCharismatic Founder Courageous Executives
  67. 67. It Takes a Village It’s wisdom ◉ It’s people
  68. 68. Product Manager Experience Designer Visual Designer Business HeadDeveloper Tech Architect DevOpsQASupport Data ScientistCharismatic Founder Courageous Executives QUESTIONS
  69. 69. THANK YOU @ddiinnxx www.ddiinnxx.com

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