For the record, I think we should remove the word “pivot” from the jargon. I’ve never been a fan of buzzwords and I’m just not gonna start now. But today’s post is exactly about what I wrote in the title. Can (and quite frankly, should…) designers make the move to product management? What does it even mean? Join me after the break for some thoughts on how this could work.
Editor’s Note: This blog post was originally written in September 2012 for my old blog. Unfortunately, that blogging service is now defunct. So I’m reposting it here, but I plan to do a bit longer series on agile design, so this is now just “Part 1”!
Agile software development is one of the big buzzwords that has many companies quickly trying to change the way they do business. As designers, we are often challenged to figure out how to function in this new agile world. Having been through the “agile journey” at various points in my career, there are a couple ways in which it can be handled. Read more after the break.
If you’ve been following me on Twitter, I mentioned why I haven’t been posting much. Basically, what happened was I tore a hole in the tip of my thumb. I was grating carrots for a nice salad I was making, and the piece of carrot slipped out of my hands and I grated my thumb in a box grater. The good news is that the grater I was using is actually quite sharp, so the cut was fairly quick and somewhat painless. The bad news is that I tore a chunk out of my thumb. It’s completely gone. Needless to say, it was bleeding like mad. I did go to the emergency room and got it taken care of, so that turned out ok. But now that I am essentially thumbless, it has definitely changed the way I interact with technology. Join me after the break for more on this!