The Progressive Onboarding Blog

May 18

How OKRs work (and don’t work) for Product Teams

In a recent discussion with Patrick Collins from Zip Money, he revealed they replaced roadmapping with OKRs. At Pointzi we’ve had several false starts with OKRs – so this deep-dive video is with OKR expert Sten Pittet of Tability. Sten asserts that one of the main things people get wrong is making objectives to quantitative


Apr 21

Scaling Product Teams

This video interview (below) is a section of a longer fireside with Patrick Collins, CPO of public company Zip (ASX:Z1P). There is 25 people in Product and 150 people in Engineering, so we dig into the way Zip is structuring given their explosive growth revolutionising how we think about payments. Zip organizes teams in triads


Apr 17

Tutorial: Recreating Pastebin’s simple tip

We sometimes get questions for more content about using the product and some quick start tutorials. This simple example shows how you can combine an images and text content into a simple tip. Its based on a simple, no nonsense example from one of the web’s busiest sites: Pastebin and its got a clear Call-to-Action


Apr 7

Product Managers: Data-driven experiments are an excuse not to be brave

Being “data-driven” is “virtual signalling for Product Managers” and not the best method for some product decisions and roles. This snippet from a longer conversation with Patrick Collins of Zip.co digs into the suprising insight of different traits in PMs. Patrick quipped about his experience: “I’ve only been doing this product thing for 10 or


Apr 1

WFH: Will Design Sprints fail with remote teams?

Product Teams are probably one of the least disrupted jobs that are affected by a work-from-home world. But Design Sprints are predicated that you clear your calendar and get everyone in a big room to grind on the creation of something new and substantial or solve a sticky problem. This is not just small things