Keeping things simple
Describe your product in a single line, better still, in 5 words. Q: What does your product do? A: It ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ The simplest questions are the hardest and there is no right or wrong answer to this question. The most interesting part of this simple question is what perceptions people build around your answer – assuming …
Focus on the Problem, not the Distractions
As we walk further towards our goals, whether it’s a career, personal, life, etc, distractions get louder. More so, when the pandemic started. There is an increasing amount of social anxiety, life doubts, career stagnation, and instabilities. In my journey, I was not short of such distractions. It came to a point where waking up or performing daily routines can …
You need to believe that going through hardships is part of your journey to success (Part 2)
This part of my journey is about creating value. I was now a Solution Architect tasked to build Customer Experience platforms that integrates various data points across different operating companies within Axiata group of Telcos. When I started, the business case or proposition already had a lot of gaps and a project that has over-ran it’s budget and timeline multiple …
HELP! Fires are burning and I can’t focus on growth now.
- Growth-Hacking, Pieces
- November 10, 2019
Product Managers are always in this burning situation. Everyday there is something up; customer complaints, server downtime, fraud attack, error messages, user demands etc. We run around trying to put out this fires and once done another crops up. Endless… How do I as a product manager focus on growth?
Pioneering growth and disrupting silos
Sean Ellis did mention that the problem with stagnant growth is when organisations have silo pillars formed between Software Engineering, Product Marketing, Marketing and Sales teams. These teams are only responsible for their own area of work. In a typical scenario, the Product Team writes and defines the requirements, Software Engineering team works to deliver the feature and the Marketing …
It takes more than one to Drive Growth
“Growth” is an unavoidable term now in any startup or business organisations especially in software and technology companies. This term is definitely not new as we have seen blogs, tweets, conferences on Growth 5 years ago when startups and entrepreneurship is a trend. However existing organisations within Malaysia have not adopted any of these methodologies yet until the maybe the …