From the Inside Flap
Everyone knows that most new products fail and that building great products is hard. The Lean Product Playbook provides clear, step-by-step guidance to help you create successful products.
Lean Startup has contributed valuable ideas about product development and generated lots of excitement. But despite their enthusiasm and familiarity with the high-level concepts, many teams run into challenges trying to adopt Lean because they lack specific guidance on what to do and how to do it.
If you are interested in Lean Startup principles and want to apply them to create winning products, this book is for you. This book describes the Lean Product Process: a repeatable, easy-to-follow methodology for iterating your way to product-market fit. It walks you through how to:
- Determine your target customers
- Identify underserved customer needs
- Create a winning product strategy
- Define your minimum viable product (MVP)
- Design your MVP prototype
- Test your MVP with customers
- Iterate rapidly to achieve product-market fit
This book includes two detailed, end-to-end case studies to drive home the concepts. It also describes how to build your product using Agile development and how to use analytics to optimize your product and business.
Entrepreneurs, executives, product managers, designers, developers, marketers, analysts, and anyone passionate about building great products will find The Lean Product Playbook an indispensable, hands-on resource.
From the Back Cover
THE HOW-TO GUIDE FOR CREATING PRODUCTS THAT CUSTOMERS LOVE
"If you want to create successful, innovative products that customers love, Dan's playbook is a must-read."
Hiten Shah, Co-founder of KISSmetrics and Crazy Egg
"Dan's product expertise was incredibly helpful in the early days of building and growing Box. I found his advice incredibly valuable and if you want to build a successful product, you will too."
Aaron Levie, CEO, Box
"A great, detailed guide on how to find product-market fit and make things people will love. This book should be required reading for everybody building products."
Laura Klein, Author of UX for Lean Startups
"Dan Olsen makes product development simple and logical. If you want to create kick-ass products, you need to read this book."
Dave McClure, Founding Partner and Troublemaker, 500 Startups
"Dan's playbook is the missing manual on how to apply Lean Startup principles. This comprehensive, straightforward book guides you through everything you need to know to build a winning product."
Sean Ellis, CEO of Qualaroo and GrowthHackers.com
"Dan takes Lean Startup to a new level with his step-by-step playbook for creating great products! This book truly is for everyonefrom designers to business people to engineers."
Kaaren Hanson, VP Design, Medallia and former VP Design Innovation, Intuit
"Dan Olsen is an established Lean product black belt in Silicon Valley. His book gives product teams a simple and straightforward way to identify product-market fit, launch an MVP and then improve it systematically over time."
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Ken Fine, Chief Customer Officer, Medallia