Product development is hard.
The Product Thinking Playbook by Connected is here to help.
Consisting of various tactics, techniques and milestones borrowed from Design Thinking, Agile Development, Lean Product Strategy, and Jobs-To-Be-Done Theory, the Product Thinking Playbook helps facilitate conversations around what you will and (just as importantly) will not do to achieve your product goals.
A Playbook exercise has two goals. The first is to create alignment through dialogue about what will and will not be done to achieve the desired outcome. The second is to generate a physical artifact that represents the execution strategy that can be referenced—and modified—throughout the life of the project.
Tactics cards represent a set of methods and strategies that can be sued to accomplish desired outcomes.
Milestone cards are used to update or demonstrate progress at the conclusion of critical tactics.
Technique cards specify how you will execute against your chosen tactics in greater detail.
Cards labeled with the Discovery track are geared toward learning and validation while Delivery-labeled tactics are geared toward design and development.
Like the products we work on, the Product Thinking Playbook is always evolving. By sharing it with others, we hope to spark conversation on how to build better.