Three Product Management Lessons from a 4 Year Old with a Bee-bot Robot

This morning a 4 year old reminded me that creating a great product isn’t always about doing what your customers...

17 Jun 2019 by Scott Middleton

Story points: only useful for comfort or to obscure

I need to go on the public record about story points. The only place story points make sense is when...

12 Jun 2019 by Scott Middleton

Let’s Not Argue About Technical Debt

After close to 20 years building software products I’ve finally made peace with technical debt. I’ve arrived at a perspective...

5 Jun 2019 by Scott Middleton

8 Mental Models for Making Decisions

Ultimately we are the sum of our decisions. They are something that is literally unavoidable in both life and business,...

28 May 2019 by Scott Middleton

Why failure criteria is essential for product success

“How do you know if your brilliant new feature has worked out? How do you know if it has failed...

23 May 2019 by Scott Middleton

AI in Product Management Tools Plus Other Trends

As product people we’re often hyper focused on the trends and technology that will impact our customers lives but in...

18 Apr 2019 by Scott Middleton

The 7 Categories of Product Management Tools

Tooling for your product team is a necessity. It often gets overlooked or tools are quickly chosen because we are...

16 Apr 2019 by Scott Middleton

How Berkshire Hathaway Can Help Expectations About Your New Product Release.

Warren Buffett’s less well-known business partner, Charlie Munger, has volumes of wisdom and quotes to learn from but there is...

12 Apr 2019 by Scott Middleton
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