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Roger Cauvin
Works at Cauvin, Inc.
Attended Westlake High School
Lives in Austin, Texas
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This app has reduced my blood pressure.

I run a "server" on an old HTC myTouch 3G that sends text messages using Servers Ultimate Pro. Unfortunately, the wifi connection would drop unpredictably, and the text messages would no longer send.

After installing Wifi Fixer,  the problem with wifi drops went away (or at least the app fixes the wifi drops so quickly that they aren't noticeable).

A real lifesaver. Thanks.
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An important set of nonfunctional requirements for your product relates to the availability and reliability of its functionality. Here is a rundown of measures of availability and reliability.

#prodmgmt   #requirement  
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You've probably been hearing a lot about "design thinking" lately, but the explanations of what it is are diverse and cryptic. This blog entry demystifies it and explains its relationship to agile and lean startup methods.

#designthinking   #leanstartup   #prodmgmt   #agile  
The Context Over the years, various product management and development methods have come into vogue, most notably agile and lean startup methods. Agile methods addressed requirements, architecture, and development risks using...
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You've probably been hearing a lot about "design thinking" lately, but what is it, and what is its relationship to #leanstartup  methods?

#prodmgmt   #designthinking  
The Context Over the years, various product management and development methods have come into vogue, most notably agile and lean startup methods. Agile methods addressed requirements, architecture, and development risks using...
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You've been hearing the "design thinking" buzzword a lot lately. What the heck does it mean, and how is it relevant to product managers? #designthinking   #prodmgmt   #leanstartup  
The Context Over the years, various product management and development methods have come into vogue, most notably agile and lean startup methods. Agile methods addressed requirements, architecture, and development risks using...
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One way for a product manager to specify requirements in a way that allows for innovation and creativity in solving market problems is to use black box use cases (or user stories).

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Consider the following use case: Purchase Items Actor: Purchaser Precondition: Purchaser types at least thirty words per minute and has a web navigation efficiency rating of at least 40. Postcondition: For the average Purcha...
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If you want to get a "maxed out" VivoPC, and you are in the U.S., here is one option:

1. Buy a barebones VivoPC VM62N-G040M from TechBuy in Australia: http://www.techbuy.com.au/p/379574/SYSTEMS_BAREBONE_SYSTEMS_-_INTEL/ASUS/VM62N-G040M.asp. You will pay about $70 shipping to get it to the U.S., plus a fee for international delivery.
2. Buy this 1TB SSD: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00RQA6L50.
3. Buy this 16GB RAM kit: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DSGLMSM.

I ordered these items last night. It adds up to over U.S. $1000.
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I'm looking for a VivoPC with an i5 processor, at least 8GB of RAM, SSD storage, and Windows. I live in the U.S., and it seems very difficult to get some of the configurations. What is a realistic (and hopefully inexpensive) path to what I want?
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Yeah, one of the things ive noticed is that they have different types per region. In the us they seem to have more choice but this even depends on the seller who sometimes have specials with different configuration.
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Apple's Time Machine demonstrates that CRUD use cases and functionality do not represent requirements, and they can constrain innovation.

#prodmgmt   #crud   #requirement   #businessanalysis  
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You've been hearing the "design thinking" buzzword a lot lately. What the heck does it mean, and how is it relevant to product managers?

#prodmgmt   #designthinking   #leanstartup  
The Context Over the years, various product management and development methods have come into vogue, most notably agile and lean startup methods. Agile methods addressed requirements, architecture, and development risks using...
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You've been hearing the "design thinking" buzzword a lot lately. What the heck does it mean, and how is it relevant to product managers?

#prodmgmt   #leanstartup   #designthinking  
The Context Over the years, various product management and development methods have come into vogue, most notably agile and lean startup methods. Agile methods addressed requirements, architecture, and development risks using...
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Product Strategist
Employment
  • Cauvin, Inc.
    Product Strategist, 2001 - present
  • Dadnab
    Owner and Operator, 2005 - present
  • Members Private Sale
    Director of Products, 2014 - 2014
  • Dachis Group
    Product Manager, 2011 - 2013
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Currently
Austin, Texas
Previously
Austin, Texas
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Product strategist, blogger, downtown Austin dweller, and creator of the Dadnab service.
Introduction
I'm a downtown Austin dweller with a passion for food, football (playing it, not watching it), knowledge, nutrition, investing, and a low-car lifestyle.  In my professional life, I help companies make smart product decisions by applying customer development, lean startup methods, and timeless marketing principles.
Education
  • Westlake High School
    1982 - 1986
  • University of Texas at Austin
    Philosophy, 1986 - 1990
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