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 Two Facet

Two Facet

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Two Facet is podcast done by Juncal González (Product Designer) and Matt Mikulski (Product Manager)

It's a recording of their talks about the philosophy of product development and how each role sees it from their perspective.
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How to do a Design Sprint - Part 2/2
Design Sprints are a super agile way of applying Design Thinking to product development, integrating your whole team, and fostering creativity. This is the second of a two parts episode where we explain step by step how to do a Design Sprint and give you some tips from our real-life experiences when using it. We recommend you to listen to part one first 😉 In this episode, we go into detail about the activities of the second day of workshop and the prototyping and testing days. We also explain what to do next after the Design Sprint and how to integrate the results in your agile process. Here are the materials mentioned if you want to learn more: The Sprint Book Design Sprint 2.0 - Every Exercise We invite you to continue the conversation and give us feedback! Twitter:@TwoFacetPodcast Email:  twofacetpodcast@gmail.com Hosts: Juncal González, Matt Mikulski Music: Sunlight by Lightblow
39:59
September 6, 2021
How to do a Design Sprint - Part 1/2
If you are facing a big problem with an unknown solution and you have a cross disciplinary team to work on it, the Design Sprint methodology is a perfect fit to find and validate a solution in less than a week. We’ve used it several times in the last years, introducing it into our agile processes. In this episode we cover the basics of it: what is it, when to use it and how to prepare it. We also go into detail of the the activities of the first day of workshop, together with some tips based in our real life experiences. We will cover the remaining steps of the process in the upcoming episode 😉 The resources mentioned in this episode: The original book - Sprint The 2.0 design sprint - AJ&Smart We invite you to continue the conversation and give us feedback! Twitter:@TwoFacetPodcast Email:  twofacetpodcast@gmail.com Hosts: Juncal González, Matt Mikulski Music: Sunlight by Lightblow
41:12
August 24, 2021
How to prioritize and choose the features to build
When developing digital products, making wise decisions on where to start and how to prioritize all the ideas we have in mind to develop is essential. There are different prioritization techniques in product. In this episode, we explain our experience with our favorite one: the ICE, that we learned when working with Itamar Gilad, which helps you define the priority of your idea bank based on the Impact, Confidence, and Effort. We also discuss how prioritization is done on a tactical level; as well as going through other prioritization techniques like RICE, MoSCoW or the so-called HIPPO. As we promised in the episode, here’s the link to the official Itamar Gilal page where you can learn more about the ICE and his GIST framework. We invite you to continue the conversation and give us feedback! Twitter:@TwoFacetPodcast Email:  twofacetpodcast@gmail.com Hosts: Juncal González, Matt Mikulski Music: Sunlight by Lightblow
33:59
August 6, 2021
What is Shape Up and how we adopted it in our team
Shape Up is an agile way of working that helps the team ship work that matters by increasing focus and collaboration. Until recently we were using Scrum and Kanban methodologies inside our product team but we were lacking focus and ownership of the projects… so we read the Shape Up book and we decided to give it a go! In this episode we discuss the problems we had before with other methodologies, like the struggle with planning the releases or the big amount of designs that were produced. We talk about the process of adopting Shape Up, the main benefits we got from it and how we tweaked it to work for our team. We also go through the challenges we faced, including the shift of mindset from all the team members. You can read the Shape Up book online for free here. We invite you to continue the conversation and give us feedback! Twitter:@TwoFacetPodcast Email:  twofacetpodcast@gmail.com Hosts: Juncal González, Matt Mikulski Music: Sunlight by Lightblow
51:19
July 27, 2021
What is User Research and how Product Managers and Designers use it
User Research is essential throughout the whole product development process: from discovery, to finding solutions, to validating them; and in all the steps in between. In this episode we discuss when and how we use User Research, what are some of the essential skills that are needed to do User Research and who should be involved in the process. We also talk about how User Research is tightly related with both the Product Manager and the Product Designer roles and how each one of us sees it from our perspective. We invite you to continue the conversation and give us feedback! Twitter:@TwoFacetPodcast Email:  twofacetpodcast@gmail.com Hosts: Juncal González, Matt Mikulski Music: Sunlight by Lightblow
33:44
June 22, 2021
When to redesign and how to connect it with business goals
How do we know if it will be worth investing time and effort in redesigning? How can we sell the need for a redesign to stakeholders? In this episode, we get into the 5 quality components of usability and discuss how both Product Manager and Product Designer care about them, but from different perspectives. We also connect them with other UX concepts like cognitive load and consistency, explaining why they are important. We go through the 10 Usability Heuristics and explain how to use them as a tool to define and determine the extent of the problem we are facing when we want to start a redesign. And last but not least, we give you some tips to follow when connecting the redesign project with the business goals. As promised, here is the link to the 10 Usability Heuristics from Nielsen Norman Group mentioned in the episode. We invite you to continue the conversation and give us feedback! Twitter:@TwoFacetPodcast Email:  twofacetpodcast@gmail.com Hosts: Juncal González, Matt Mikulski Music: Sunlight by Lightblow
38:59
June 2, 2021
What are roadmaps and how a common understanding can impact the whole team
In this episode we dig into roadmaps: what they are, the different types that can be defined and how to use the ICE (Impact Confidence Effort) framework to prioritize problems to solve. We discuss the impact that a well communicated roadmap can have in the outcome the team will achieve, helping designers and the whole team with systems thinking, creation of scalable solutions and handling legacy. In this episode Matt is on holidays in Poland and you can hear his step brother in the background wanting to take part in the podcast too! 👶 We invite you to continue the conversation and give us feedback! Twitter 👉@TwoFacetPodcast Email   👉 twofacetpodcast@gmail.com Hosts👩‍💻👨‍💻 👉Matt Mikulski 👉Juncal González 👶 Matt's step brother Music 🎶 Sunlight by Lightblow
57:04
May 16, 2021
Design Thinking, Lean Startup and Design Sprints: when and how to use and combine them.
Design Thinking, Lean Startup and Design Sprints are all agile tools that we both have used to build digital products, but what are the characteristics of each of them and when should you use them?  In this episode we discuss the five stages of Design Thinking (Empathize>Define>Ideate>Prototype>Test) and the tools used on each one of them. We also examine the differences and similarities between Design Thinking and Lean Startup, and how they can be combined and used depending on the stage your product is.  Finally, we define what Design Sprints are, when to use them, and how we have successfully integrated them in our daily workflow with Scrum. We invite you to continue the conversation and give us feedback! Twitter 👉@TwoFacetPodcast Email   👉 twofacetpodcast@gmail.com Hosts👩‍💻👨‍💻 👉Matt Mikulski 👉Juncal González Music 🎶 Sunlight by Lightblow
41:47
April 30, 2021
The different phases of a product: Problem, Solution and Product Market Fit
In this episode we discuss the different stages of a product (Problem Market Fit, Solution Market Fit and Product Market Fit), what should be the strategy on each of them and how they relate to Lean Startup and Design Thinking. We also talk about why is it important for Product Designers to understand them and how the design tools and resources are different on each stage.We invite you to continue the conversation and give us feebdack! Twitter 👉@TwoFacetPodcast Email   👉 twofacetpodcast@gmail.com Hosts👩‍💻👨‍💻 👉Matt Mikulski 👉Juncal González Music 🎶 Sunlight by Lightblow 
46:52
April 17, 2021
What is product strategy and why the product team should care about it
In this very first episode, we discuss how we understand product strategy and why it is important for the whole product team to care about strategy and business goals, and why the strategy should be transparent and how the whole team can benefit from it.
35:06
March 31, 2021