How Do Product Managers Capture Ideas?

Michael Ray Hopkin wrote recently about the importance of capturing ideas:

Ideas are the fuel for great products. […] The more ideas you capture the more likely you are to get the perfect new product or feature. Many times ideas will seem silly or absolutely unobtainable; write them down anyway. Over time circumstances change, technology improves and opportunities appear that you do not expect.

The conversation only lightly touched on the mechanics of capturing ideas, and knowingly avoided the sometimes difficult and awkward process of sorting ideas, so I thought we’d talk about the former today and the latter next time.

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Your Blue Ocean Is Filled With Tribbles

Yesterday, we recapped the classic Star Trek episode “The Trouble With Tribbles” … in 10 Screencaps Or Less™.

Today, we’re using that story recap as a springboard into a discussion about seemingly predator-free environments.


The real trouble with Tribbles? They taste awful.

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Are Product Management Frameworks, User Experience The Secrets To Success?

Yesterday, we recapped the Josie & The Pussycats adventure “Memory Melody Mix-Up“… in 10 Panels Or Less™.

Today, we’re going to use that story summary as a springboard into a discussion on new approaches to discovering unique requirements that lead to better products.


This user experience? Memorable. But I don’t know that you’d call it “good”.

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