Prioritising Customer Pain Points

Prioritising Customer Pain Points

This weekend as I sat looking at the brake lights of the car in front of me, I reflected how everyone’s frustration threshold is different. For consumers, the same thresholds are true for pain, and delight.



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Customer Gains vs. Pains

Customer Gains vs. Pains

Some ideas ultimately will be more valuable to your customers than others. If you have a toothache, it will consume you. You will do whatever you need to solve that pain… taking vitamins won’t help you at that point. But taking your vitamins is probably a good idea for your long term health. It’s a strategic choice to look after your body.



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The 3 types of customer job

The 3 types of customer job

Whilst most product people will have no issue identifying the functional jobs for a customer, the reality is that this is the tip of the iceberg. Deep under the water, there are two other types which customers seek to achieve - Social and Emotional jobs.



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An agile coach won’t fix your product problems

An agile coach won’t fix your product problems

Where an agile coach focuses on the process to optimise the what and the how, a Discovery coach focuses on the process for understanding the why.



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How milkshakes held the key to product success

How milkshakes held the key to product success

The jobs-to-be-done point of view causes you to crawl into the skin of your customer and go with her as she goes about her day, always asking the question as she does something: why did she do it that way?



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Make your customers look awesome

Make your customers look awesome

The best product people are able to identify the customer's current situation and know where they want to take them. You need to start by understanding your user better than they understand themselves.



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Ideas are cheap...

Ideas are cheap...

As the old recipe goes, Innovation is “1 per cent inspiration and 99 per cent perspiration”. But it’s missing a giant part of the puzzle.



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The Perfect Customer Problem

The Perfect Customer Problem

Key to any strong business model is knowing which customer you are building your product for, and the value propositions you will develop which solve their needs. It’s up to you as a product leader to identify the right problems to solve, and then use technology, and creative business models to solve them in a unique way.



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Creative Destruction Ep. 002 - Futures Thinking

Creative Destruction Ep. 002 - Futures Thinking

In this podcast, Steve & Nick talk about futures thinking and its impact on Digital Strategy.

We took a short break in the middle to talk about Facebook's recent announcement that they are launching the Libra blockchain.



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My new podcast 'Creative Destruction'

My new podcast 'Creative Destruction'

For a long time, Nick and I have been talking about innovation in our roles and we decided we should start recording them. Creative Destruction is the result.



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Deciding on a competitive strategy

Deciding on a competitive strategy

One of the biggest choices that any product or service will make is knowing which lever to use to compete. In this post I explore the 3 strategies of successful organisations.



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Customer research or product validation?

Customer research or product validation?

Is it is best to spend time with customers to gain a deep understanding of their world? Or is it better to use the time putting together and shaking out concepts and prototypes?



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