Will help you:
Defining (in detail) the product to be built, and validating with real customers/users.
A way to find scalable business models quickly
The best way to innovate, the best way to build products.
The best of both
Product Management works best using parts of the philosophy, process and tools from Lean Startup.
Lean Startup is based on Validated Learning, Experimentation and Frequent Release (Iteration).
This philosophy applied with corresponding processes and tools improves speed and output
across all 3 'Horizons' of Products/Services (ref. Steve Blank) :
- Mature Products/Established Capabilites
- Rapidly Growing
- Options for Future Opportunities
The degree of innovation at each of these Horizons is defined by whether the business model is being executed, extended or explored.
Working with a range of Enterprise and SMEs across a number of categories helps the10x to cross reference and balance Product Management/Lean Startup to meet project requirements.
Companies working/ed with (Please contact for details/Case Studies)
JD Edwards software, services & support to increase performance, reduce costs & eliminate risks.
Sometimes the best way to kick-off a new initiative is with an outcome focused, practical In-house or off-site session from 1/2 a day to 3 days.
the10x regularly provides these tailored to the client's needs.
Want to find out more/read/listen?
We've assembled a collection of resources we use (and sometimes lend…)
Question not here? Get in touch…
I'm not a tech company - how does this help me?
Technology is what I use, not what I do…
If you want to launch or build better products, understand your customers and ultimately to grow faster than you are at the moment, then this will help you. Specifically:
Is my business too small/big for this to help?
I'm an SME / I work at Monolith plc.…
No - this works for businesses of all sizes.
Are you expensive/How do I get ROI?
How much does all this cost?…
Cheaper than using a huge consulting firm, more expensive than Wikipedia.
We use a range of measures for calculating results which have included:
Why don't you just call it Lean Product Management?
The world needs more 'Lean' things…
No - the world doesn't need any more 'Lean XYZ' business books, Slideshare presentations or podcasts. Besides which, we've already read/listened to them all - for you :)
Most important is to understand and apply the priorities and weighting of various concepts from this new and exciting body of management. It is easy to misunderstand and misuse the variety of principles, processes and tools.
The best approach is to understand the big principles but then to apply and make it your own in a realistic way.
What's with the name?…
Where can I read/hear more?/Do you do training?
Is it just hype?…
(Now) Consulting < Startups < Mobile Social Networks < Mobile NPD < Digital
< Customer Engagement < Advertising < Loyalty <Marketing (Then)
From 2009, after a successful international career in Marketing Communications and Management, I focused heavily on Product Development/Management, Digital (particularly Mobile/Web) and Payments.
In 2012 I returned from a 3 year ZA/UK role in Product and Mobile R&D (working with 3 remote Agile teams) for an International Insurance, Travel and Technology company to become COO of Mxit - at that time Africa's largest mobile social network with 6m+ subscribers.
By 2013 I was also CEO of Mxit Money (which was subsequently wound up but lay the foundation for Snapscan with Standard Bank.) From then to March 2014, I worked with the partner for both Mxit Money and Snapscan : FireID - primarily on their 2FA mobile product but also across a range of opportunities being incubated.
Following a successful exit, since March 2014 I have been a consultant using my expertise and experience in Product Management, Agile and Lean Startup.
I have added to my skill-set with a number of courses including:
During this period I have (and continue) to work also with a number of startups and small businesses plus occasional assignments with medium/larger companies.