Kaizen: continuous improvement. Or, is it continuous dissatisfaction? In any case, this blog is undergoing an end-to-end review and substantial re-write. If you're interested in why, here's a brief explanation.
Why do we make users who are already stretched thin deal with the time vampire known as forensics to get the answers they need?
Leading thinkers tell us that empathic behavior in business actually improves your bottom line. So, what does empathy mean in product management?
Here's an easy technique to add to the PM toolbox that leads to immediate roadmap input from a variety of stakeholders, a greater feeling of involvement across your organization, and (surprisingly) consensus.
I am Glen Ford, and I'm a software product manager in Austin, Texas. This site is where I work out ideas, share my passion for this difficult craft, and exercise my writing chops.
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"When you stop feeling like a startup, you should start to worry."
"We should take refuge in the fact that very crude systems can accomplish an awful lot. Elegant capabilities are nice, but often unnecessary."
"If you're doing something 'clever,' you're probably doing it wrong."
"The teams at Bell Labs that invented the laser, transistor and solar cell were not seeking profits. They were seeking understanding. Yet in the process they created not only new products but entirely new—and lucrative—industries."
"There is definitely a split between people who design primarily from horse sense, from instinct, and then let the spreadsheets fill in the blanks. And then there are the people who start with the spreadsheets."
"When judging the relative merits of programming languages, some still seem to equate 'the ease of programming' with the ease of making undetected mistakes."
"The computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any other invention—with the possible exception of handguns and tequila."
"Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter."
"A computer program does what you tell it to do, not what you want it to do."
"Profanity is the one language understood by all programmers."