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The Dirt: Overcoming Hiring Challenges on Your Product Team

What does Peter Drucker have to do with your product team hiring strategy? Turns out not much really, but in this episode of The Dirt we attempt to make that clumsy connection. Fresh Tilled Soil CEO Richard Banfield sits down with Heath Umbach…

The Dirt: 10 Things to know when planning a Design Sprint

We get a lot of questions around what to expect when it comes to Design Sprints. Some clients have studied up on design thinking methodology and maybe even flipped through the O’Reilly book on Design Sprints, while others have only heard the…

The Dirt: What can a Design Sprint help us do?

In this episode of The Dirt – our first in quite some time – Fresh Tilled Soil Design Strategists Jill Starett and C. Todd Lombardo discuss one of the most common questions we hear: “What can a Design Sprint help us do?”. The…

User Offboarding

In this, the most important episode of The Dirt ever, Mark, Steve and I talk about a term we frankly invented for this show: User Offboarding. We discuss how to let go of your users whether it be through an acquisition, sunsetting…

From The Dirt Archive: Maintaining Open Source Projects with Jenn Schiffer

A Re-run! On The Dirt today, please welcome Jenn Schiffer of Bocoup. We talk about the details of contributing to and maintaining open source projects, including: setting maintenance expectations; guidelines for being a good contributor; and how to ignite Jenn’s ire by…

Successful Product Management, pt 2: Brian Donohue of Instapaper

In part 2 of our series on Successful Product Management we have an in-depth conversation with Instapaper CEO, Brian Donohue. Brian takes us through the beginnings of the product and it’s transition from Marco Arment’s baby to ownership by Betaworks. We talk…