Date Archives August 2012

Improving the mobile failure rate

Like much of the tech community, I find mobile incredibly exciting. It brings new use cases and design/tech/marketing challenges galore. But you have to raise your eyebrows at the sheer number of new apps being created right now that only collect dust. There are plenty of startups with dead-end ideas, and that comes with the… Continue reading

Why Is Lean Startup So Hard?

A few months back, I gave a tech-talk at Pivotal Labs on the reasons why people fail to implement lean startup ideas, even when they like the theory. I’ve been meaning to post the notes to the slides, so here you go: When “lean startup” first came out, it was greeted by two erroneous responses:… Continue reading

Only Great Is Good Enough

Today Twitter brought to my attention an article in The Independent where Sir Jonathan Ive discussed how close Apple came to shelving the iPhone because of design flaws. “You have that horrible, horrible feeling deep down in your tummy and you know that it’s OK but it’s not great. And I think some of the… Continue reading

(Slides) Bringing a Lean Product Process to Your Organization

I’m on my way back from Boston after giving a talk at the Northeast PHP conference. As I promised the attendees, here are my slides. However, the real backup for the talk is my post on the topic from a couple weeks ago. Moving to Lean Product Process from Giff Constable