Hey - I'm Kate. Sometimes I write about product, sometimes I don't. Here are a bunch of things I've been thinking lately. 

Hey - I'm Kate. Sometimes I write about product, sometimes I don't. Here are a bunch of things I've been thinking lately. 

How can we more easily keep track of the high-potential candidates who aren’t a good fit for now? 

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March 1, 2018

not-right-now job candidate tracking

a female interview candidate sits in front of two people at a conference table with her notebook


How can we stop losing so much reverse mortgage money from the government?

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February 16, 2018

government buyback: reverse mortgage loan workflow

someone is looking at financial documents on a desk, with lots of folders and a calculator

How can we get enterprise product teams to implement security measures earlier?

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January 5, 2018

enterprise IT product security knowledgebase

a lock on top of a laptop


How can we get our external sales reps to sell more of our packaging products?

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October 27, 2017

product sales content management tool

someone is holding a large sheet of bubble wrap

How can we merge our product catalog with our newly-acquired company’s catalog?

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July 14, 2017

connecting product catalogs across disparate systems

a red zipper and a blue zipper are interlocked in the center


How can we connect people with food to donate to a driver who can take it to feed the hungry?

April 14, 2017

design sprint: scheduling leftover food donation pickup

six open metal buffet dishes, filled with hot food

How can we re-invent global asset trade management for one of the largest asset management companies in the world?


December 9, 2016

global financial trade order submission & execution

the new york stock exchange building at night with its strong columns


How can we incentivize and regulate cross-channel franchised hotel guest promotions?

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September 14, 2016

cross-platform hotel brand & property promotions

a mustached hotel employee in a buttoned up uniform stands at the front desk with a pointer finger in the air

How can we help hotel staff members improve our loyalty rewards member guest stays using the data we have about them?

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September 14, 2016

data-driven hotel guest arrival insights

close up on a hotel front desk with a gold bell and a sign that reads Reception


How can we make agile effort estimation easier and more fun for remote development teams?

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February 22, 2016

gamified agile effort estimation

4 people in an office, two men sitting at a table with computers and coffee, two women standing at a cork board with lots of sticky notes on the wall