Engineering Leadership

Engineering and Product Management Leadership Insights from Plato ELEVATE and Mind the Product Leadership Forum

I had the pleasure of attending two inspiring engineering and product leadership conferences in San Francisco this past week. In this post, I will share key takeaways from these two conferences in parallel because there are a lot of common insights, but these are by no means comprehensive so please excuse any omissions. Hopefully these takeaways will be useful for both new and old product and engineering leaders. First up was the Plato ELEVATE conference on engineering Read more…

Disrupting Healthcare

Disrupting or Changing the US Healthcare System?

So, you’re looking to change the US healthcare system? Most technology solutions will have to work within the confines of the healthcare system, but if you want to truly change the healthcare system, then you need to reimagine how the current status quo operates. This post is a bit of a break from my focus on lean product development, which is really meant to help you bring solutions to market within the existing market and incentive Read more…

Product Development

Lean Product Development in Digital Health, Part 2: Identifying a Need

Once you’ve defined a market you would like to tackle in healthcare (see my previous post here), it is important to identify a very specific need that you are addressing. There will be a bit of a preamble before I go into the steps of needs identification, because I need to emphasize the unique nature of digital health compared to other technology solution types in healthcare. So here goes it: Preamble You may have a Read more…

Product Development

Lean Product Development in Digital Health, Part 1: Choosing a Market

Lean product development is a capital efficient process to develop and bring technology products to market. I will walk you through how to bring your technology product to market in the US healthcare market, the challenges associated with doing so in healthcare and how to overcome these challenges. My approach builds on the Stanford Biodesign and Lean Product Playbook Development processes, among other mental models. I see the steps to bringing an innovative product to Read more…