Avoiding the Product Death Cycle

At Keep Austin Agile 2018, Leon Sabarsky found himself in one of the worst time slots: the last presenter of the day, the only thing standing between attendees and Happy Hour. To counter this, Sabarsky decided to mix things up, donning a Grim Reaper outfit and wielding a scythe, which works well for his session topic “Avoiding the Product Death Cycle.” Sabarsky defines the product death cycle for us and offers sound advice for how not to wind up in it, including:

  • For app devs, find out how not to be one of the thousands of apps that are downloaded and deleted.
  • For product business and startups, come up with lots of ideas – don’t just fall in love with one because, chances are, it won’t succeed.
  • Avoid the “Next Feature” fallacy.

Accenture|SolutionsIQ’s Howard Sublett hosts at Keep Austin Agile in Austin, Texas.