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On today's episode, we explore the important topic of relationships. We follow Krish, Gonto, and Lee and look beyond business for just one week to see how they balance family, friends, girlfriends and work/life balance while pushing for greatness, and what some might call the impossible.
In this episode, we hear from Lee Tengum about his first customer interview for his new project and new project direction. It may or may not send him spiraling in a new direction. We also catch up with him about the other side projects that he is supporting on an ongoing basis.
In the second half of the episode, we follow Gonto of Auth0 as his team gets closer to finalizing the plans for their A/B signup test and he takes off to Peru for a FinTech conference.TAGS:
Latif Nanji is the co-founder and CEO of Roadmunk, the road mapping software that helps companies create and share their products strategy and roadmaps.
Roadmunk is a roadmapping enterprise SaaS platform serving over 75,000 product innovators including Amazon, NY Times, Nike, The Coca-Cola Company, Bloomberg, Adobe & Citibank.TAGS:
In today's episode, we learn more about the projects that Krish CEO of Chargebee, Gonto VP of Growth at Auth0 and Lee of 7am.ca will pursue for the next 2 months. You'll hear about them directly from them and their team as they discuss and plan the initial phases of each project.
What will they get right and what will they get wrong? Find out as we follow along step by step to see what it's like to bring a new product idea to life.TAGS:
In our final episode of our Sprint Week Series we listen in as Michael Smart and the AJ&Smart team test their prototype with real users. Over the past week, they have ideated, lightening demoed, sketched and prototyped their way to this point in the project journey for Kevin Rose's Zero App. But, after all of this work, what will real users think? Find out on today's episode.TAGS:
In our final episode of this Sprint Week series, we follow along as the team tests their prototypes with real users. We caught up with Michael Smart after the full day of user testing to find out what they found and more about how they think about user testing, what they're looking for in terms of feedback, and what their next steps will be.TAGS:
Go behind the scenes as we catch up with Michael Smart of AJ&Smart after their day of Prototyping Kevin Rose's fasting app, Zero. Michael talks with us about how they approach prototyping, what to look for in a testable prototype and what could go wrong tomorrow when they put this prototype in front of real users.TAGS:
Follow along as we bring you behind the scenes as AJ&Smart prototypes the next version of Zero, Keven Rose's fasting app, to test with real users in under 8 hours. There is no room for failure. The user tests are scheduled so a prototype must be completed.
Michael Smart, Co-Founder of AJ&Smart walks us through how they approach prototyping and what makes an effective prototype for testing.
In this bonus episode, you'll hear more from Michael Smart of AJ&Smart about how he and the team think or organize storyboarding sessions. All week they're working with the Zero App team to determine what their next 6 to 24 month roadmap could be.TAGS:
Join us for day two of Zero apps design sprint with AJ&Smart.
Today is all about storyboarding. Listen as the team from AJ&Smart take the ideas generated on day one and start to solidify them. The goal is to sketch an actual UI showing how a user would move through this part of the story — where they click, what info they enter, what they think, etc. This is the step before prototyping and one of the most exciting days of the sprint process.TAGS:
At the end of day 1, we caught up with Michael Smart, co-founder of AJ&Smart, to get his inside take on how the first day went. We learn more about how he thinks about Design Sprints and their process for ensuring everything stays on track each day.TAGS:
In this episode, we drop a microphone into the first day of Zero, Kevin Rose's Intermittent fasting app, design sprint with agency AJ&Smart.
The goal of the first day is to encourage everyone to share what they already know and develop a common understanding with the rest of the group. Everyone involved in a sprint has different perspectives and different information about the problem they're trying to solve.
This is generally done through a series of ideation and sketching exercises, all...TAGS:
AJ&Smart is a design agency focused exclusively on helping companies innovate through the design sprint process and they let us drop our microphones into the room as they conducted a week-long Design Sprint with Mike Masur, the CEO of Zero.
If you haven't heard of a design sprint before, it's based on the book, Sprint, by Jake Knapp and Jo...TAGS:
Every day next week we will be going behind the scenes of a design sprint for the intermittent fasting app, Zero, which was founded by Kevin Rose. The design sprint is lead by AJ&Smart, the design agency focused exclusively on helping companies innovate through the design sprint process. You'll be behind the scenes as the team plans, iterates, and prototypes until finally getting their ideas in front of real users.
In Chapter 4, we learn about the origins of Krish Subramanian, Co-founder and CEO of Chargebee's, love for travel and discovery.
This curiosity has manifested itself in a philosophy he takes into his company and product, Chargebee. We learn how Krish's first trip outside of India opened up his world in ways he would never have expected.
Support our sponsor, Owl Labs, the makers of the Meeting Owl. The Meeting Owl is the best way to host remote video conferences so that everyone on your team fe...TAGS:
It's 5 am in Cranbrook, BC and Lee Tengum is already making his way into the office. The catch is, he'll be done by 10 am, free to use the rest of his time anyway he'd like to.
Lee runs a successful marketing agency, 7am.ca, which helps local Cranbrook small businesses achieve their marketing goals. But Lee doesn't stop there. In the next 30 days, he's building a who new app from start to finish. An app he's hoping will increase the revenues of the small businesses in Cranbrook, BC.
We take you behind the scenes to Auth0's 2018 offsite where there 380 employees converge on a small town in Panama and take over the Westin hotel for three days of presentations, team bonding activities and deep product discussions.
Listen in on impromptu jobs to be done discussions, cross-team discussions about how they can better communicate and how teams should be testing the features they're building and releasing.
These discussions lead to a product breakthrough that will dictate the nex...TAGS:
In season 5 of Rocketship.fm we will be following the lives of three entrepreneurs and product people, going behind the scenes to the team off-sites, product conversations, executive dinners and customer interviews.
We'll be focused on the stories of Lee Tengum, a solo-entrepreneur, with a passion for helping small businesses. Martin "Gonto" Gontovnikas, the VP of Marketing and Growth at Auth0, with 380 employees, who is a global leader in Identity-as-a-Service, and Krish Subramanian the CEO ...
Teresa Torres helps digital product teams adopt continuous product discovery practices including a regular cadence of customer interviews, rapid prototyping, and assumption testing. She emphasizes strong critical thinking a strong connection between what the teams are learning in their research activities with the product decisions that they are making.
Mike Belsito interviews her today to discuss how teams can begin practicing continuous discovery, how to get buy-in from management and why th...TAGS:
Eric Boduch is the Chief Evangelist and co-founder of Pendo.io. Boduch was formerly the Vice President of Marketing.
Pendo delivers a complete platform for product teams that helps companies create products that customers love. With Pendo, product teams can understand product usage, collect feedback, measure NPS, onboard users, and announce new features in app - all without requiring engineering resources. Founded in 2013 and backed by Meritech Capital, Spark Capital, and Battery Ventures, Pen...TAGS: