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Sep 21

“Slow” is a dangerous place for products

This paragraph caught my eye: “Slow is a dangerous place for a product company to be. Slow product teams tend to be outcompeted by fast ones. We complain about how Figma and Slack don’t feel native, but why are most of us using Figma and Slack? We’re using them because they outbuilt and outcompeted their


Oct 2

Don’t build shiny objects

Airwallex’s Richard Jeremiah gives his perspective on how Product Teams should triage the firehose of ideas, feedback and opinions that all compete for precious sprint resources.


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 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