On staying relevant

Do you think the product manager of the first instant messaging tool considered that end users will share long texts using the product? Or that they will only send short text messages containing a few words?Writing long texts instead of short messages makes the instant part almost irrelevant.Same goes for sending endless emails instead of arranging a video conference call to clarify the topic.It looks like the software products which have a large set of features available allow users to perform activities which make irrelevant the initial product purpose. On the contrary, a clear set of features keep applications relevant … Continue reading On staying relevant

On problem space

In product management, problem space and solution space represent two very important concepts. The first one comprises all the customer needs which will be addressed by a new feature or product. The second one is represented by the product being developed to address the customer needs, or can be even a partial representation of it like wireframes, prototypes. We see daily products failing although the solution seems to address existing customer needs. So, why does this happen? In a large percentage of situations, it is because the product teams spent insufficient time in the problem space and the majority of … Continue reading On problem space