When you add up the:
- Current value of my blogging tool
- Expected value of the stream of improvements to my blogging tool
- Cost of switching
And find it is less than the:
- Current value of an alternative tool
- Expected value of the stream of improvements to the alternative tool
Then it will be time to move.
Every product manager faces this formula.
Dave Winer leaving UserLand is a blow to the future value of the product. His radar for novel technologies and software architectures kept exciting new features coming every month for years.
One of John Robb’s challenges: making and keeping the promise of an exciting and valuable future for the product family.[a klog apart]