May 01 2018

Why You NEED A Product Manager: Building the Right Product vs. Building the Product Right

Product Management Venn Diagram The Product Manager is an essential player in the software development process. Yet, we often find ourselves answering a troubling question when sitting down with eager prospective clients. > "Why do I need a PM? I

Sep 26 2017

How to Successfully Kick Off Your Product Discovery Process

At MojoTech, we’ve had many internal discussions about the line between project and product management in a client-services product management model. But there is a product practice area that we use for almost all of our clients: Discovery

Aug 29 2017

Product Management Biases (And How to Avoid Them)

As a product manager, our job is to shepherd the client’s vision to help make it a reality, and along the way make suggestions and improvements based on our research and our own experiences. It is the latter part that can expose when we bring our

Feb 13 2017

Being Agile — and Gray

For all of us “mature” folk working hard to create value with technology, it is important to remember that the “A” word (agile) is nothing to be afraid of. You don’t have to unlearn everything you know, find brain space for a whole new lexicon, or

Feb 09 2017

Why Products Built by Large Teams Fail So Often

There’s an old anecdote about a chicken and a pig. It goes like this: A pig and a chicken are walking down the road. The chicken says: "Hey Pig, I was thinking we should open a restaurant!" Pig replies: "Hmmm, maybe. What would we call it?" The

Mar 01 2016

When do you put working software into the hands of customers?

You have an idea. You’ve thought it through, and you’ve decided that software is the best way to bring this idea to life. At this point, you have a some guesses about how to improve the lives of your potential customers. You set out and you start

Sep 30 2015

Part 3: (The Good and Brilliant) A review of “Agile! The Good, the Hype and the Ugly.”

Welcome back to my 3-part review of Bertrand Meyer's, Agile! The Good, the Hype and the Ugly. As a quick refresher, last time, in part 2, I took a look at what Meyer considers “hyped” about agile methods. In part 1, I took a look at Meyer’s take on

Sep 24 2015

Part 2: (The Hype) A review of “Agile! The Good, the Hype and the Ugly.”

Welcome back to my three-part review of Bertrand Meyer's, Agile! The Good, the Hype and the Ugly. As a quick refresher, last time I took a look at what Meyer considers "ugly" about agile methods. This week I’ll take a look at what Meyer considers

Sep 10 2015

Review: Agile! The Good, the Hype and the Ugly (1/3)

At MojoTech, we constantly evaluate our processes and tools to improve the way we build great products for our clients. We follow the Agile Methodology but employ its various techniques dependent on the needs of an individual project. Opinions

Jun 25 2015

The importance of aligning your promise and your product.

Businesses are always looking for an easy “silver bullet” to success. For most things, one doesn’t exist. But if you want to always have happy customers and clients who see your relationship as a successful one and refer you to their friends, there