Interesting response by people. Even though that I own products for its design, marketability, message, and growth, most of the questions are raised when we do not question enough. I hate to give any benefit of doubt to anyone in the product team and so my response to Tori.
To give them any benefit of doubt when the processes are not content-driven and are assumptions-based... and when I propose them how *each rewritten message* can make a difference, they feel sort of stuppppid. To continue making them feel stuppid (that is not the intent) is hard.
Now I am asking you - can you reply to this email to share what is the hardest part of your current project/sprint/month?
If you think that nothing is hard, I am giving you the benefit of doubt by inviting you to a buffet table, to identify the problems and possible solutions. A formal and focussed product design dinner table, to clear off the dust. A Friday evening. Windy. July. Chandigarh.
PS: Here is a leak!
I was speaking to a Milan based client two hours back today and during my conversation, he told me that I sound like a strategy guy, and not a *rolling-up-the-sleeves* guy. Fair point. I asked him for one hour time for another call (I wanted to show him something via screens) and in our next call, he told me that now I sound like a *product guy*.
Why? Because I spoke in the interest of the product success, with absolutely no benefit of doubt to their product team.