Run Less Software by Rich Archbold

Run Less Software by Rich Archbold

"By following the three pillars of Run Less Software – choosing boring technology, outsourcing Undifferentiated Heavy Lifting, and create enduring competitive advantage, we can move fast, solve real customer problems, and stay focused on the things that really matter to customers, while bringing reward and revenue to those of us building software. Get it right, and you’ll be best placed to defend yourself in any battles on the horizon."

Technology Imitates Art: The rise of the conversational interface by Paul Campillo, Iker Fernández, Sevkan Ariburnu, & Jepser Bernardino

Technology Imitates Art: The rise of the conversational interface by Paul Campillo, Iker Fernández, Sevkan Ariburnu, & Jepser Bernardino

Kate note: This article is a bit different, in an awesome way.

"Talking computers. Conversational machines. “Smart” phones with virtual assistants. How did we get here? Where is all this heading?"

Minimum Beautiful Product: Stop using “MVP” as an excuse to launch shit products by Hayden Bleasel

Minimum Beautiful Product: Stop using “MVP” as an excuse to launch shit products by Hayden Bleasel

I think there’s something between MVP and perfected release… the Minimum Beautiful Product perhaps. An MVP that you’ve taken an extra few hours to polish so you make a good first impression to your customers or leads.

Great PMs don’t spend their time on solutions by Paul Adams

Great PMs don’t spend their time on solutions by Paul Adams

"We obsess about problem prioritisation and problem definition. I mean obsess. I drive our people crazy sometimes interrogating whether we really truly deeply understand the problem we’re attempting to solve. It is highly encouraged for our PMs to openly share and debate early definitions of the problems we’re defining."

I’m Sorry, But Those Are Vanity Metrics, Interview with Lloyd Tabb

I’m Sorry, But Those Are Vanity Metrics, Interview with Lloyd Tabb
  • how to abide by metrics that generate direction — not pats on backs — so that your company can act on what’s most essential to a business
  • demonstrate how to find proxies that better predict behavior over time
  • prevent teams from getting seduced by vanity metrics — and tips on honing their instincts for real, productive measurement

Uber Magic 2.0: Perfecting the pickup for the Rider app redesign by Simon Pan

Uber Magic 2.0: Perfecting the pickup for the Rider app redesign by Simon Pan

"Poorly-formed rendezvous plans cause downstream pickup problems... consisting of inaccurate locations, ambiguous information and inefficient routes which cause confusion. Ancillary communication and additional physical effort is required from Riders and Drivers to recover, which leads to frustration and wasted time..."

How to Conduct Customer Interviews (Even When You Don’t Have Customers) by Thomas Carney

How to Conduct Customer Interviews (Even When You Don’t Have Customers) by Thomas Carney

"the crux of interviewing your target audience in person, or by phone: you’ll uncover that you don’t know what you don’t know."