Product Ponder is a collection of few thought-provoking articles that have impacted the way I see product management. A lot of recycling happens in most of the articles we read, and I thought to share these that I find unique and intriguing.

Each article comes with a summary and my musings. I would also love to hear your thoughts in the comments section.

Problem vs Solution by Marty Cagan.

TL; DR An MVP is a litmus test for demand validation and learning.

MVP stands for Minimum Viable Product or Minimum Valuable Product, whichever you prefer is fine. You probably heard about it and added it to your list of buzzwords, not understanding what it entails as I did some years ago. Not to worry, my job here is to leave you not only with a good grip of what an MVP is but also capable of applying what you will learn.

I intend to cover areas like:

  • What an MVP is not?
  • Why build an MVP?
  • How to go…

Most people overcomplicate things when trying to explain what growth is. Growth is the entire process of how you take a prospective user from being aware of your product to becoming an evangelist, making use of a data-driven approach.

Growth can get complicated quickly if it isn’t measured (and visualized) to know what growth strategy is working. Funnels play a huge part in understanding growth. Thinking in terms of funnels will help with measuring growth and give you an in-depth view of how well your product is performing.

Funnel thinking is as easy as it gets. The key here is…

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Most Nigerians believe in luck so much that they delegate their future into its hand’s and go about their normal life. A typical example is voting for the wrong persons and expecting that our economy will magically turn around or not voting at all and hoping that we will have a prosperous country lead by good leaders.

How else can you explain that? Do countries accidentally become prosperous?

Now don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with believing in luck as long as it doesn’t hurt your chances. In fact, most of us believe in luck! Don’t we?


theX logo

Life is full of discoveries. Full of unknowns. In algebra, we are always finding what is not known. Almost all of us will remember this popular phrase find the unknown which is almost always denoted with the letter x.

We picked it up and decided to name our community after the x which many of us spent time trying to obtain in those difficult algebra classes because we believe that like in algebra, we are still finding the unknown in something much more important — Our lives. Welcome to theX.

theX is a community of young people looking to find…

Daniel Torkura

Product Scientist at Agant.

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