How to Run a Perfect Sprint Demo

Matt Wilson

Showing your work and the work of your team to a broader audience uses some different skills than we might use when building products. Here are tips gleaned from a decade of doing demos everywhere from hospital beds to happy hour to executive boardrooms.

Build. Measure? Learn?

Chris Greacen

Everybody knows the mantra. ‘Build Measure Learn’. And yet we see many clients stuck in a never-ending build cycle.

Getting to SAFe

César Idrovo
Head of Business Agility, Training and Leadership Development

Scaling Agile is a daunting task with high stakes. There are big gains to be had, but it can also fail so dramatically that a development organization can suffer years of developmental setbacks. After guiding some of the biggest Fortune 100 enterprises through this transformation, we've found a pathway that shows incremental improvements along the way, promotes confidence in the process, and that can be tuned while underway for the best results.

You're Ready to Build When You're Ready to Learn

Dean Baker
Head of Design

The last time we hosted a meeting for entrepreneurs, one of the more interesting questions asked was, “How do you know when you’re ready to build?”

Traditional Roadmaps Get Agile

Jean-Carlos Ortiz
Senior Product Manager

No matter what process your teams are using, you still need a roadmap.  It’s how you connect your strategy with execution.  It guides the investment in people, tools, even acquisitions that need to be made to build the runway for your teams.

Introducing Lab Zero's Playbook for Customer Development

Clayton Hopkins

Think back to the last time you had to sign up for healthcare. Maybe it was through an online marketplace or an HR website while onboarding for a new job. Were you able to easily understand and compare the insurance plans?

Why Won't My Designer Just Focus on the Design?

Clayton Hopkins

You can draw a box around the design activity. You can restrict the scope. Ask the designer to just focus on wireframes. Maybe you think, if we focus on creating an intuitive, attractive design, then everything will be fine.

Five Rules for a Seamless (and Effective) Demo

Kate Bennet
Director of Product

As a product manager, your goal with a weekly or biweekly product demo is three-fold:

What Are You Bringing to the Office?

Chris Greacen

One Lab Zero colleague has been bringing fresh-baked bread to work every morning for the last four years.

How To Make the Most of a Design Review

Nisch Reddy
Senior Product Manager

You’re our executive sponsor. You’re our business stakeholder. You’re our subject matter expert. You’re the business analyst who mocked up the data we’re presenting. You’re the head of product.

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