Product development guiding principle: Limit the blast radius

Guiding principle in effective product development culture.

“Limiting the blast radius” refers to reducing the impact of failed experiments. We want to be able to try new product ideas and not worry that mistakes will create irreversible harm.

Two columns: safe to fail, not safe to fail. Arrow pointing to “safe to fail” saying “Keep your product experiments here”
Limit the blast radius to keep product experiments safe to fail



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Jason Yip

Extreme Programming, Agile, Lean guy. Ex-Spotify, ex-ThoughtWorks, ex-CruiseControl