Task Force – Lessons learned

I was recently engaged to a task force work related to a new product that our company needed to get out to the customers fast. One of our permanent teams had been implementing the product among the other features and requests. The problem was that they were not able to implement it fully without other   →

Strategic actions for Nintendo

Vision: ”Improve peoples daily life with gaming” Mission: ”Provide non-violent gaming for all ages” Second company that I picked up to generate quick vision and mission is Nintendo. In the past years they have had difficulties in the gaming markets competing with two strong competitors in the gaming market which are Sony with their PlayStation   →

Strategic actions for Mercedes-Benz

Vision: ”Reduce the amount of cars in the world to 10% (from 1,2 billion cars to 120 million cars)” Mission: ”Everybody should be able to enjoy the Mercedes-Benz luxury!” As a part of improving my vision and strategy building skills, I have decided to pick interesting random companies and generate quick vision, mission and strategic   →

Design sprint: Day 3

Yesterdays sketches were awesome and everyone found out their valuable thing. It was fun but also hard to try to make clear what other participants have tried to represent in their pictures while having art museum. It was beneficial to spot the best things out of the other people (and own) sketches with the heat   →

Design sprint day 2 – Tuesday

Tuesday was my favorite day so far in design sprint! There was problems of getting started on Monday, but work we did on Monday kicked us to sketch and mix the ideas. Some of the participants felt that there is some conflicts between our goal and point in the map we picked to be solved.   →

Design sprint: Day 1

We were quite pumped up on Monday morning to start our discovery journey for the design sprint. On Monday morning it felt that week will be long time to push things forward. Facilitator had provided all the needed stuff like markers, whiteboards and post-its in the room. My part as a product manager was to   →

Design sprint: Expectations and preparations

Lately, I (we) have focused more and more on underlying customer challenges and needs because of great book ”Inspired by Marty Cagan”. Book focuses how excellent product organizations are doing their stuff on a daily basis. We also started our reference customer program to gain better insights about their underlying problems. As a part of   →

My AddHealth variables

Variable description: Explanatory variable: You have a lot of energy (H1PF26) Response variable: It was hard to get started doing things (H1FS18) My explanatory variable measured respondents indicating their energy level within five level scale. These levels were 1) Strongly agree, 2) Agree, 3) Neither agree nor disagree, 4) Disagree and 5) Strongly disagree. Also   →

AddHealth data collection

Purpose: Purpose behind gathering AddHealth data was providing unique opportunities to study how social environments and behaviors in adolescence are linked to health and achievement outcomes in young adulthood. Study design: Data was collected from 80 high schools which were selected to represent US schools with respect to region of country, urbanicity, size, type, and   →

AddHealth data sample description

Summary: To conduct my research I selected AddHealth as a data sample to study research question ”Does having lot of energy help you to get started doing things?” Sample: AddHealth is a longitudinal study of a nationally representative sample of adolescents in grades 7-12 in the United States during the 1994-95 school year. Participants including   →