The Progressive Onboarding Blog

Oct 29

Getting Product Market Fit – Part 2: Avoiding Feature Delusion and Biases

In this part Elliot and I discuss the role of founders as product managers. Because the skills of Product Managers are not well understood, it doesn’t exist as a job role in the start of a company. So the founders take on the role – at the same time founders are often great, charismatic sales


Oct 28

Getting Product Market Fit – Part 1: Founder Market Fit

We are involved with Product Managers globally but we’re in a Sydney startup community of a few hundred companies in one building! Its an amazing place of learning and serendipity. Some of these startups are building the future and this short series of posts dives deep on recurring challenges we hear. This first post is


Oct 16

Compare: User onboarding in 2 Meditation apps

I was listening to a podcast recently with the founder of Headspace a popular meditation App. I’d not used the App but many people I know have – what amazed me on the podcast was that it was mentioned their revenues exceed $100M – it appears that the sector is big business! I downloaded a


Oct 12

How Google Home educates on a new user interface

Our house is one of those connected places and we chose Google Home as the backbone. Around the house are lightbulbs that turn-on and off with voice commands. We also have several audio and video Chromecasts that do things like play the current episode of “the innocents” on voice command. All this is done via


Jun 26

Consumer Grade Enterprise Apps and the death of “docs”

Its no secret that Google has taken enterprise business from Microsoft in recent years. G-Suite** launched (2006) 5 years before Office 365 (2011) and established a serious foothold for shared spreadsheets, docs, files and mail. If you’ve used G-Suite, you will be familiar with the tips and popups they use both on Web and Mobile


Jun 14

Enterprise mobility case study: Apple in Healthcare

Apple is making concerted efforts to establish a foothold in the enterprise mobility space; they have enlisted help from big delivery (Accenture, Deloitte) players and platforms (Jamf, MobileIron, Epic etc) to position iOS as the preferred platform for enterprise mobility. With the consumer market reaching saturation (shown by weaker iPhone and iPad sales) Apple can


May 17

Enterprise Mobility – onboarding the remote workforce

Unstoppable Mobilized Workforce Trends The size of the global mobile workforce is approximately 59% of the whole workforce or approximately 1.76 billion, but only a small percentage of this workforce currently uses mobile devices to complete work related tasks. This shows there is a huge opportunity for growth in the enterprise use of mobile Apps.


May 15

How Tile increased activation from 29% to 60%

We love the folks at Ramotion**, they are a great design house and they have a post about how Tile get more users to actually setup their product. If you are not familiar with Tile, they are one of many bluetooth trackers that help you find your keys, your phone and anything else you want


May 9

How Facebook educates users about their new “upvote” feature with popups

Facebook is trialling a new feature to counteract Fake News**, where you can “up” or “down vote” users comments, the idea being to support better conversations within Facebook community. I had noticed the new feature a few days ago but hadn’t really thought much of it. It wasn’t until I was surfing Facebook last night


May 4

Slack’s Carousel is short-sharp and on-message

Slack is one of the fastest growing companies in history taking only 2 years to get to $1B valuation. Their 2017 round was based on a $200M ARR and resulted in a $5B valuation – so based on real-enterprise value, not just hype. Here is a chart of their stellar growth. Te really great thing