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   →

Does keeping yourself well coordinated help you to get started doing things?

About: This is the blog post for first peer graded assignment for the Coursera course ”Data Management and Visualization” but also my first blog post to study procrastination and reasons behind it. Dataset: After browsing through codebooks available I found out that ”National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (AddHealth)” included many interesting topics to cover   →

How to make some space in your head

I find myself stuck in a thought and having fussy feeling in my head sometimes. It is easy to identify these moods but to get rid of these are lot harder. I put things on paper and came out with a list of actions you can take to make some space in your head. Cleaning   →

Five easy ways to beat procrastination

There are moments when you feel like even the smallest task to be done is like huge mountain to climb. Many times it strikes in the afternoon hours when your focus and willpower are temporarily decreased. I decided to find patterns how to beat this kind of procrastination and what are the simple actions to   →

Four steps to move things forward

I’ve been aware of David Allen’s book ”Getting things done: The art of stress-free productivity” way too long and two weeks ago I managed to start reading it. I found it really inspiring and hope I had read it earlier. In his book, Allen describes his method and how to use it in everyday life.   →