I am a Digital Product Manager and hobby writer.
Products are like drama. Based on Aristoteles, drama does have two forms: tragedy or comedy. Products also come in two forms: solving existing problems or entertaining people.
Lean Startup, Design Thinking, Business Model Canvas, User Stories, UI Sketch, JIRA, Confluence, etc.
Build fast, fail fast. Learn, track and pivot, kill or continue with a feature or product
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
Never wait for others, always be motivated
Data is objective and can prove hypotheses. Opinions mostly can't do that
Asking a lot of questions helps to understand.Understanding helps to work efficiently
If a team member asks for help, take yourtime and support
Take time for growing to become a betterversion of your former self
Beating complexity can only be done withhonesty and full transparency
Any story or bug which is created has to go through different stages to make sure we are developing viable products which people need. Therefore any idea or story should contain these informations:
Did we talk to any real user by doing usability testing or conducting problem interviews?
Do we have any data based on real user behaviour from a tracking? How many customers are affected?
Does the story generate any business or customer value? What are the value propositions?
I strongly believe that the best performing teams are made of people who are coming from different nations who left their comfort zones. These kind of people are open minded, more resistant to chaotic situations and much better in adapting to new situations.
We are living in a crazy complex world which gets more complex by each day. Mastering this is only possible by keeping yourself up to date and challenge your brain by learning new skills, talking with people and sharing knowledge with others by interacting with others on a daily basis.
Opinions, hypothesis and ideation do not work if there is a good execution missing and a good execution only works with clear objectives and the opportunity to act without waiting for long decision processes.
I am very limited as a single person. Relevant achievements can only be made in a team which is transparent. In which team members are helping each other and where everyone is self engaged and in which each team member is challenging others but still have faith in the skill of each member.
I am a product manager and hobby writer by heart. I want to create.
As a product manager I am giving my best to create products which are supposed to either entertain people or to solve their problems. Both ways it makes the life of people better. As Aristoteles already said there are two forms of drama: tragedy and comedy. Same principle works for products. A product either is a problem solver or an entertainer.
Have a look on which frameworks I learned and used in a professional environment to build digital products and brands:
Helps you to identify the jobs to be done, pains and gains of your customers
Identify your revenue streams, key partners, key activities, channels, etc.
Write down the problems, wishes, most favourite channels of your customer groups
Define your objectives and key results based on trackable and achievable metrics
How to setup quickly an experiment to test your idea and to validate it with real customers
Talk to your customers and gain qualitative data to identify their problems and needs
Identify your value propositions, cost factory, key partners, etc.
Helps to set a path of how you want your brand to appear
Have a look on which tools I am using to develop a professional digital product:
Website builder for creating modern state of the art websites
Good for creating complex E-Mail marketing campaigns
UI Resources and State of the art guidelines for UI Designing
Awesome payment platform to organize recurring payments, invoicing and your checkout
Perfect for competitor analysis to see their metrics and compare your success
Perfect for recording and commenting user behaviour while doing usability testing
Very powerful, easy to use and easy to implement online surveys
The good old classic Google Analytics still does the job by tracking user behaviour
A very complex and powerful design tool to create beautiful designs
Best mobile app builder to quickly create, publish and organise mobile apps
Collaboration tool to share designs and styleguides
Collaboration tool to work simultaneously on the same Sketch files
To conduct user interviews and do usability Testing with real users
With this service it is possible to conduct crowdtesting quickly
And over 80 more tools for doing designs, online marketing, software development, tracking, user research, etc.
I like it very much to listen to pagan, viking and folk metal because this kind of music does have such a high level of positive energy.
On first it might not sound like a positive energy, for some it might sound aggressive and destructive but it's not.
Listen to the lyrics and understand the stories they are trying to tell and listen to the music itself. Its mostly build up like a story and these stories are crazy imaginative and about heroism, brotherhood, fighting for what you believe in and helping others.