Today I handed in my first #ProductProposal 🥳

Written by  on August 29, 2022 

And it was quite fun to write it.
Since pitching products is not my day-to-day business I spent some time to research how to write such a proposal. My first search results were aimed at “elevator pitches” or “startup pitches”. So I had to dig deeper ..

Anyway: due to confidentiality I can’t show-case anything here. I can only share this: I drew some #mockups with, put in the technical features and spent the majority of the time on writing a teaser. Something which will catch the audience immediately and makes them think: wow, we really have to sponsor this project!

Oh, why do I say “we”? #datamodul opened an innovation contest to source the ideas of their employees. Quite a clever idea. And a team can achieve so much more than a collection of individuals.

So .. even if that proposal is a dud, I learned some things, especially about writing a proper introduction. My first iteration was quite technical 😅

# Lessons learned:
* How to do a proper pitch, reduce technical details, appeal to a #vision, create a pitch deck with slides
* But also: go fast, break things. Too much time was spent on refinement and polishing. I had set myself an arbitrary date six weeks ago and in retrospective I had already 80% of the material at that time. I’ll be better next time: #time-boxing upfront.

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