Iteration rules product development, but it isn't enough to produce dramatic results. This book champions Radical Product Thinking, a systematic methodology for building visionary, game-changing products.

Methodologies such as Lean and Agile have democratized innovation by teaching us to harness the power of iteration to innovate faster, but our ability to set a clear destination hasn't kept up with the pace. When we iterate without a clear vision or strategy, our products become bloated, fragmented, and driven by irrelevant metrics. They catch “product diseases” that are often fatal to true innovation. 

In Radical Product Thinking (RPT), product development is led by the vision for the change it's intended to create. This methodology helps leaders reimagine the problems they face and align their team to find creative solutions using five elements: Vision, Strategy, Prioritization, Execution, and Culture. R. Dutt guides readers through these elements so they develop a clear process for achieving their desired change, incorporate it into daily activities, and turn RPT skills into muscle memory.
This book gives organizations a repeatable model for building vision-driven products by helping us systematically translate vision and strategy into everyday actions so our product becomes a vehicle for creating the change we want to see in the world. Dutt shows us that you don't have to be a natural-born visionary to produce extraordinary results.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Dedication
  5. Contents
  6. Introduction: A Repeatable Model for Building World-Changing Products
  7. Part I: Innovating Smarter Requires a new Mindset
    1. 1. Why We Need Radical Product Thinking
    2. 2. Product Diseases: When Good Products Go Bad
  8. Part II: The Five Elements of Radical Product Thinking
    1. 3. Vision: Envisioning Change
    2. 4. Strategy: Connecting the Why with the How
    3. 5. Prioritization: Bringing Balance to the Force
    4. 6. Execution and Measurement: Taking Action (Finally!)
    5. 7. Culture: Radical Product Thinking Your Organization
  9. Part III: Making our World a Little More Like the One we Want to Live in
    1. 8. Digital Pollution: The Collateral Damage to Society
    2. 9. Ethics: The Hippocratic Oath of Product
  10. Conclusion: Radical Product Thinkers Creating Change
  11. Acknowledgments
  12. Notes
  13. Index
  14. About the Author