Swords Cannot Sew

Using the wrong tool feels silly, instantly. And yet, we build products using tools designed for other things. Wrong tools force us to think incorrectly. Wrong tools create chaos.

And wrong tools kill products. This must be fixed ...

Swords Cannot Sew

Using the wrong tool feels silly, instantly. And yet, we build products using tools designed for other things. Wrong tools force us to think incorrectly. Wrong tools create chaos.

Scribbles - Connected Notes

Product Knowledge is your team's edge. Building this knowledge is hard.

Scribbling notes is easy!

In LightCat, you Scribble. Then you connect these "scribbles" to build the tree of knowledge.

Plus - embed charts, videos and Figma boards. And this is only version 0.3

Anyone Can Build The Tree

Building the knowledge tree is simple. Just add a tag to a note. That's it.

The tags act as connectors - like edges of a graph. The scribble now appears inside every other document with the tag.

Create "tickets" from a Scribble

Hate clunky forms? We do too.

In LightCat, a scribble creates features and user stories - or "tickets". Convert the whole Scribble to one feature. Or map different lines to different features - it is your preference.

Soon, you will be able to push the tickets to JIRA.

That's right - a whole sprint plan, pushed to JIRA, without ever opening it.

Write and Share Professionally

You write a lot. You should use a professional tool for writing.

LightCat is a powerful WYSIWYG Markdown editor. You can create professionally written Product Documentation pretty easily. Keep everyone on the same page.

Product knowledge should be a pleasure to read.

Storyboard - The Product Decision Framework

Product Development is mostly prioritization. And rejection. You know that well and likely have your own adaptations of popular frameworks.

LightCat has a powerful Product Decision Framework - Storyboard.

Storyboard is flexible like a spreadsheet and powerful like an algorithm. It can be generated from a Scribble or typed in. Soon, Storyboard will also pull data from channels like Intercom.

A Family of User Stories, not Orphaned Ideas

New ideas should not be isolated orphans. Isolated ideas lack depth.

In LightCat, when you add a story, just place a tag on it. The story becomes part of a family. Connected to multiple siblings, and having a parent. Now it's ready to flourish. Groomed it and soon graduate it to a release.

Make a High ROI Roadmap

Score the Stories on multiple parameters. Select the top stories for your roadmap. Now it is possible to explain "why" something is in a roadmap. When your strategy changes, the parameters do too. Discuss strategy with stakeholders, not features.

Plan a roadmap, a release, a sprint - whatever you need.

Collaborative Release Forecasting

Forecasting is hard.

LightCat's framework helps you capture abstract ideas like complexity and research. Note the red-flags - stories you marked complex but have been estimated with low effort.

It's a microscope to scan potential problems before they occur.

Turn Good Ideas to
Great Products