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The theme for the LTP APAC 2023 Conference was all about finding new ways to tackle seven of the most gnarly product problems head-on.
Gnarly problems are those problems
we encounter in product development
that aren’t just difficult or time-consuming;
they’re at a level beyond that.
Think of that time when your process got all tangled up and seemed impossible to sort out. That situation where different teams couldn’t get in sync. That feeling when the feedback you’re getting gives mixed signals and the path forward becomes much harder to see.
But it’s not just the size of the problem that makes it gnarly; it’s also the sense of accomplishment – of relief and satisfaction – that comes when you solve the problem and find the special on the other side.
Yes, gnarly problems can be especially hard to deal with, but if they weren’t hard to solve then everyone would be doing it – and they wouldn’t have those special qualities on either side of the equation. Solving a gnarly problem? Now, that’s gnarly.