The Lean Product Playbook
By Dan Olsen
How to innovate with minimum viable products and rapid customer feedback.
Olsen has downloaded his years of experience in developing and managing products into a step-by-step, easy to understand instruction manual. The Lean Product Playbook provides a detailed yet easy to follow process on how to create great products, but more importantly it explains how to avoid the pitfalls of going too far down the path without validating your product is right for market.
The catchphrase of the product management world at present is “Product-Market Fit”, and this book provides a detailed definition of exactly what this means, why it’s important, and how to find it. It’s worth noting that Olsen’s focus is software products, however the process is still relevant and translatable for non-technical equivalents.
This book is recommended for anyone new to product management who is looking for an easy-to-follow, tried and tested guide on how to develop products. It’s also a great refresher for those who have worked in the field and want to understand and implement Lean tools and methods.