Much is written about how to innovate in tech. Still, it boils down to the simple ability of individuals to focus on and prioritise the right things on a day to day basis, and that other people in other functions prioritise not only the same right things but also at the SAME TIME! This is where most organisations fail. In Are You Lost in All the Priorities, I wrote about a … [Read more...] about Don’t Try to Innovate on Your Entire Business Model in The Existing Organisation
As software product organisations grow, they can become the victims of their own sales success. Many high-priority customers and features put pressure on the engineering organisation to deliver, but even when using all the traditional ways to prioritise and optimise execution, you feel progress is slow and the overall "delightfulness" of your product is not what it should … [Read more...] about Are You Lost In All The High Priorities?
So, you managed to pull it through. You found your product-market fit (or at least partially), got customers to pay, and secured your funding to expand. Your tight-knit team where everybody knows what everybody is doing will now double and triple in size as you add more people to the team to support your growth. Congratulations! Make sure you take time to celebrate because you … [Read more...] about The Three Deadly Sins of Scale-Ups
People sometimes confuse prejudice and preconception. Both are assumptions you have without having actual experience or evidence that can tell you whether it is true and not. Because prejudice is a negative preconception, there is pressure to leave your prejudices behind because that is "the right thing to do". However, that's entirely the wrong thing to do! Both prejudice and … [Read more...] about Prejudice is a useful generalisation that has a higher probability of being true than false