Why: Shift focus from features to addressing customer needs, motivations, pain points, and situations
When: Ideal for early product ideation, refining existing products, or uncovering new opportunities for innovation
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- Review business goals (final outcome) and present relevant user research. Separate your findings into three stages:
- Demand. List user goals and constraints that block them from reaching those goals. List events, frustrations, experiences, and other catalysts that created urgency.
- Desired progress. Identify the key benefits customers are looking for and capture how the customer knows they are making progress as progress signals.
- Hiring. List solutions, products, or behaviors users hired, fired, and constidered for their Job To Be Done.
- Frame your customer needs using this template:
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Tip: Reverse job stories
Flip the exercise by asking participants to create "Reverse Job Stories" where they identify situations where the product or service would not be a good fit, helping to identify potential limitations and areas for improvement