Addison Huddy Data, Systems, & Product Management

An Approach for Finding Consensus in Complexity

Have you ever been in a lengthy meeting that doesn’t seem to be going anywhere? Building consensus among a large group is difficult. As Pivots, we train to get the best out of groups in a short period of time. Luckily, we learn our facilitation skills from fellow Pivots clevergirl and jfraser. Given that each group and problem is different, using these foundational skills to develop unique exercises to fit the situation is essential. Recently,...

Building It For Real From Day 1

Building It For Real From Day 1 Disclaimer: this is an attempt to build on Matthew Parker’s awesome post, How to talk to your friends about microservices, with a recent experience I had during an engagement. I just wrapped up two months in D.C. working with a client who is both trying to climb out of years of technical debt by moving to a 100% microservices architecture, while simultaneously offering a radically different customer experience....

Going on a product hunt - Inbox by Google

This week the PM practice took a look at Inbox by Google, a brand new product aiming to change how we interact with email. Inbox by Google via BSN First, the on-boarding process is down right amazing. If you have a Google App already on your device, it makes use of Google sign-in to streamline the process. Getting started with the app is faster than anything we have seen. We discussed how different users approach...

Going on a product hunt - UXCam

Product Hunt recently highlighted all the batch-10 startups who demoed at 500 startups demo day. The labs PM team decided to take a look at these fast moving startups and did a full review of UXCam, a SF startup aiming to democratize the UX lab. UXCam’s analytics platform allows developers, with the user’s permission, to capture video and screencasts of real users interacting with your app in real-life situations. User-centric thinking is at the heart...

Going on a product hunt - Notion

This week, the Product Manager Practice at Labs reviewed Notion, a new home management sensor and platform that promises to be open, flexible, and attainable for all. They have an extremely successful kickstarter campaign going on right now. If you didn’t catch the post two weeks ago, recently the Labs PM’s have been trying a bit of an experiment: we critique products on Product Hunt over lunch. We have started to refer to these exercises...