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Marketplace Thinking - Christopher Nheu on The Product Experience [Rebroadcast]

BY The Product Experience on August 21, 2019

We’re taking a short break from releasing new episodes for the month of August. We’ll be back with new interviews in September. But don’t despair! We’ve asked a few friends to pick some of their favorite episodes to re-broadcast in the meantime. This week’s pick comes from our co-host, Randy Silver. Randy Silver’s Pick Of […] Read more »

Lean Mean Product Machine - Dan Olsen on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on July 10, 2019

After leaving the Navy and working on nuclear submarines, Dan Olsen embarked on a career that has spanned enterprises and start-ups, consulting, speaking, writing, and running the Lean Product & Lean UX meetup. He joined us to talk about product/market fit: what it is, how to know when you have it, and how to achieve […] Read more »

Product/Market Fit is Failing Because of Your Company Structure

BY Bridget McMullan on February 5, 2019

Did you know that 42% of startups fail because no one wants to buy their product? For corporations, nearly 80% of new products fail each year for the exact same reason. So why are we still developing products no one wants? Product experts have tried to tackle this issue but they gloss over the impact a company’s structure […] Read more »

Nailing Product/Market Fit by Alan Chiu

BY Julie Celia on October 10, 2018

In this talk, Alan Chiu pulls from his experience in product management and as a seed-stage venture capitalist to showcase a variety of case studies on companies who have perfected product/market fit. It’s probably not surprising to hear that there is no silver bullet when it comes to market fit. To help startups approach this […] Read more »

Mastering the Problem Space for Product/Market Fit by Dan Olsen

BY Martin Eriksson on August 24, 2018

The term Product/Market Fit was coined by Marc Andreessen back in 2007 and it’s been a key goal for any new product or startup ever since. But like any buzzword, it is often oversimplified and misunderstood. In this talk from Mind the Product San Francisco, Dan Olsen, the author of The Lean Product Playbook, tackles the key components of product/market fit and how to achieve it. […] Read more »

In Search of Product/Market fit: How Setapp Found its Customers

BY Pavlo Pedenko on April 24, 2018

I joined Setapp as a product manager in January 2017, at the same time as the company was launching its main product. In this post, I’ll outline how we went in search of product/market fit by redefining our customer persona to better understand who we build products for. Setapp provides Mac users with a way […] Read more »

How to Avoid Being Blindsided by your Competition by Jeetu Patel

BY Megan Hart (Conlin) on April 12, 2018

Jeetu Patel, chief product officer at Box, joined us at ProductTank San Francisco to share his top tips to help product leaders stay ahead of their competition. In today’s competitive product landscape, Jeetu recommends focusing on the right problem, the right people and the right users to make your product stand out. Below is a […] Read more »

More Than Great Products: A Journey to Product/Market Fit

BY Liam Smith on April 6, 2018

Once upon a time I believed that to be a successful product manager, I simply had to create great products. The rest would fall into place, right? Not quite. I this post I’ll explain how I learned the importance of being obsessed with the market – the problems people are facing and the people facing […] Read more »

The playbook for achieving product-market fit

BY Dan Olsen on July 13, 2017

Why do products fail? One of the main reasons why is because they don’t meet customer needs in a way that is better than other alternatives. That is the essence of product-market fit. In this talk at ProductTank San Francisco, I share advice from my book The Lean Product Playbook on how to achieve product-market fit. […] Read more »