The Product Organization’s Canvas is an Agile-Framework-agnostic way to visualize the prime movers of a Product Organization, a prerequisite to setting SMART goals around them in our journey towards excellence.
Here is how ChatGPT interpreted this for us:
Prompt: We are establishing ourselves as Subject Matter Experts in Product Innovation and Lean-Agile Product Development. We are working on a DOJO style immersive learning for innovators and entrepreneurs. In prep for the training materials for the DOJO. I made this metaphor for a product organization to help them in their journey. The Product Organization can be an Enterprise, a startup or a public service agency. I would love to know what you see in this image.
ChatGPT*: Here’s what I see from this metaphor.
1.The Bird Itself: Represents the Product Organization itself. Just like a bird needs both wings to fly, a startup requires a balance of building the right product and executing its development flawlessly.
2.Wings – “Build The Right Thing” & “Build The Thing Right”: This is a classic product development dichotomy. On one side, you’ve got to ensure you’re solving the right problem. On the other, it’s about executing the solution with excellence.
3.Purpose at the Peak: This signifies that a clear purpose or vision is what elevates a startup. It’s the guiding force, the direction in which the bird flies.
4.Value as the North Star: Positioned above the bird, it suggests that every action, every flap of the wings, is steered by the value the startup aims to deliver.
5.Culture as the wind beneath its wings: Culture is what holds the organization up. It is the “invisible” support beneath its Business, Technology and Enabling functions. Without a supportive, nurturing Culture, the bird will not fly. Period.
6. Agility as the tail wind: Suggests that agility is the what lets the business respond to change, during its product journey. It keeps the bird in flight and gives its forward momentum, allowing it to change directions with the change in the market and navigate through challenges.
Overall, this metaphor captures the essence of a startup’s journey beautifully — emphasizing vision, execution, value delivery, and adaptability. It’s a powerful visual tool for your DOJO-style immersive learning.
* Disclaimer: I had to make an editorial pass after ChatGPT. It was however 90% there.