Break down silos, build cross functional teams, and run twice as fast

This article first appeared on http://conceptspring.com/blog. What’s the number one challenge most product development teams face? Most teams would probably say: time. There is never enough time. Deadlines always come sooner than we want. How can we do more faster? When a product is relatively straightforward, the product team can … Read More

EBook: Bringing a New Hardware Product to Market

Throughout the spring semester, I have been working with student startup teams at MIT, helping them apply Bill Aulet’s Disciplined Entrepreneurship framework to figure out who their customer is, how their target market works, how they will acquire customers, and what their financial outlook may look like in the next … Read More

Cross functional leadership in product development

I’d like to take a moment and discuss cross functional leadership in product development. Let’s say we are working on the same product example I used before in my process post: For the purpose of this discussion, let’s assume we are working on a hypothetical consumer electronics device, to be … Read More