Finest-5 Product reads #22

  • Scrum and Agile with a capital “A” are increasingly less popular than they were 5 years ago
  • The rise of product discovery as a specialist skill
  • The rise of low code/no code platforms

The Atomic Network

  • If you can create a small, stable, engaged network that can self-sustain — an atomic network — then likely you can build a second network
  • The networked product should be launched in its simplest viable form — not fully featured — so that it has a dead simple value proposition
  • In Slack’s case, the atomic network turned out to be pretty small, just the team. Contrast that to the credit card, which needed to launch in an entire city

Measure the progress of OKRs using Leading and Lagging Indicators

  • The most significant benefit of setting goals comes from regularly checking in on your progress and adjusting your actions accordingly.
  • A challenge when identifying leading indicators is balancing certainty about indicators at a company level with responsiveness to team actions
  • Considering actions and behaviors from stakeholders or team members can produce ideas for leading indicators much more quickly.

Proven User Adoption Strategies To Drive Product Adoption

  • Your product is continuously evolving. So, your onboarding must be continual too. This goes for existing customers, too.
  • To ensure you provide the best possible onboarding process, you can use the C.A.R.E Model.
  • Bombarding new users with lots of information, such as everything you ship, can actually be the reason you lose customers

The 4 Stages of 0->1 Products

  • Successful 0->1 products don’t arrive into the world fully formed. Like humans, products go through different life stages.
  • Describe what people will do differently if your product is wildly successful
  • Define good hypotheses and get to conclusive results on those hypotheses as quickly as possible.

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