Twelve months of agile startup product development 3/3 – bets and goals
This is part 3 of a three-part story on my experience leading digital product management and design at Bowtie. Previously we shared the structure at Bowtie we setup to build the team culture we want, and how that fuels action towards our mission. We elaborated on how our squads worked, and covered how we stuck to a lightweight development cycle. In this part, we wrap things up by sharing how everything turns into action.
Twelve months of agile startup product development ⅔ – squads and cycles
This is part 2 of a three-part story on my experience leading digital product management and design at Bowtie. Previously we covered how Bowtie attempts to build insurance with a mission. We elaborated on our mission, with examples of how it’s executed. And we shared how we strive to build a team culture that fuels action. In this part, we cover squads and our six-weeks agile development cycle.
Twelve months of agile startup product development ⅓ – team and mission
I had the great pleasure of leading digital product management and design in 2021 at a Hong Kong startup called Bowtie. In this three-part story, I hope to convince ambitious builders to join Bowtie. I will share with you my understanding of Bowtie’s mission and opportunity, our core beliefs and principles about product design and development, and examples of how we work to implement these beliefs and satisfy our customers.
6 steps to ace design questions in PM interviews - ½
Product management interviews can be daunting as it feels like you have to dismantle a bomb by demonstrating your rational thinking while showcasing your innovative creativity. We were delighted to connect with Andrew Oh, a coach at Exponent, to learn how to skilfully structure design questions during product management interviews. Andrew shares 6 components to cover if you want to stand out in a PM interview.
Sounds like a good idea! But do your users care?
We live in a culture where we celebrate innovation and chase after “newness.” Ask any product manager, there is no shortage of ideas for what to do next. Then, why do 95% of new products fail? We had the opportunity to chat with Christopher Hugentobler, a passionate product leader, to learn 3 questions he challenges himself when building and improving products that will benefit the business and its customers.
3 ways product-led growth is like dating
They say "build it and they will come!" In an ideal world, a product can sell itself. That's not only a myth but an over-simplification of product-led growth. Real growth takes time, resources, and commitment; it's a labor of love. We sat down with Agnes Li, a Senior Product Growth Manager for GoPay at Gojek, to find out how building successful growth is like dating. She shares 3 dating tips that all product managers should master.
A framework that unlocks sustaining growth
It’s easy to say that one wants to expand the market and grow the product. The mindset of doing “business as usual,” even when things are going well, does not guarantee growth in the long run. We had the pleasure to chat with Brian Lee, Associate Director of Product Development at Klook, to gain insight into how he systematically find new ways to increase profit and plans strategies to reach new customers.