Diagram showing Products, Features and Platform
Diagram showing Products, Features and Platform

Some context

Six months ago, we built a MVP (Minimum Viable Product) for a health service search product.

We are now focussing on improving a feature within that product to make our search results more accurate.

The question we had to answer was: how to make the location-based results more relevant ?

After chatting with other product managers and other teams in our organisation, we found out that our feature could be used across other products.

This made me realised that to aspire to build a great product, I should expand my thinking beyond the ‘realm’ of my product.


Abstract image of a jigsaw puzzle with shapes
Abstract image of a jigsaw puzzle with shapes
Katerina Limpitsouni — unDraw

Earlier this year, our team have built two healthcare products/services in less than two months during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. Using a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) approach, we had to make snappy decisions to be able to deliver value to users quickly.

In many industries such as healthcare and during a time of extreme demand for digital health products, there is no choice between delivering products fast and getting it right— products should be delivered timely and should be right (meaning they should deliver the intended value to patients and being clinically safe).

The Optimal Confidence Point


Decision making is a crucial skill for Product Managers.

Great Product Managers excel at explaining clearly why they made a specific decision.

In short, sharing the decision making process with internal teams and external parties (e.g. stakeholders) is equally important as making decisions.

Recently, our product team had to build and release two products in less than two months.

In both cases, we took a MVP (Minimum Viable Product) approach to be able to deliver value quickly while keep iterating.

It was an incredible team effort that required a lot of decision making.

When you make dozens and dozens of…

Don’t be afraid to talk to taxi drivers or I should say to listen to them.

Recently, I used the cab a lot for work and I’m always amazed about how much I learn from taxi drivers; they seem to have a unique point of view on small and big topics: politics, economics, sports…

It’s not the politically correct tone that you usually find in work conversations, dinners, newspapers and TV shows.

I guess they meet so many people, they seem to have the ability to measure the mood of a country or a city, a bit like a thermometer.

If you talk and listen to them, they might be able to share these little gems of insights with you.

Stromi Lof

Product Manager. Electron Libre. Nomad. Made in Martinique.

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