24 Jun '13, 3pm

This is what I'm learning at Pivotal: And this is why I absolutely love it there.

You’re a product owner, and you have an idea. In your mind, it’s pure, simple, and beautiful. You want to hold onto that idea, to nurture it, cherish it. Reality, however, has other plans. You’ve got investors. You’ve got a team of hungry developers and designers licking their lips. You have to feed them your idea. So you say it. And immediately the illusion is shattered. The designers and the developers start asking questions. They force you to come up with concrete examples. You start breaking the idea down into features. One developer comes up with an edge case you hadn’t considered, forcing you to rethink your idea entirely. BAP! You’re a designer. You’ve worked hard for the past several months to create a holistic design and a sane, coherent user experience in what has turned out to be a very challenging problem domain. And then your product owner walks in one morning...

Full article: http://pivotallabs.com/roll-with-the-punches/

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