product discovery and lean startup thinking
A great talk by Eric Ries on Lean Startup and intrapreneurship.
Minimum Viable Products
A great article on six different and radical approaches on validating the key hypothesis with early MVP. Examples from well-known businesses.
Introduction to google design sprints concept.
This video explores the concept of early product validation during an intense five-day workshop ("design sprint"), starting from wild discovery and ending with a prototype used by a group of invited users.
More on design sprints.
Nordstrom's famous video on rapid app development.
This video tells a story of a several-day cycle of just-in-time discovery and development cycle.
Co-making Great Products - video by Jeff Patton
A great video by the author of the User Story Mapping technique on product discovery.
Several useful templates for capturing key things like a product vision and roadmap plans.
Please note that these are not the tools for creating/ideating - that happens during facilitated face-to-face workshops with stakeholders in front of big visible boards.
So provided you had vital agreements among your stakeholders that are needed to be captured and communicated further - below are the tools that give you well-thought structures.
A great collection of ideas on splitting product backlog items.
A set of visuals and cheat sheets that help you master the skill of user story splitting that is so vital for real incremental and iterative development.