About P. Hickey


Patrick Hickey, Principal

My desire is to empower newly starting product leaders, entrepreneurs, and corporate innovators to validate and launch new products faster.

I’m a Lean Startup coach, consultant, and presenter with senior leadership experience in user research, user-centered design/UX, corporate innovation, and Agile-based product management.

My focus is on the practical side of lean startups.  Spending too much time iterating over and over is wasteful and costly. It’s the exact opposite of what we mean by “lean.” The problem with “lean” is using it as a philosophy rather than a tool or framework. 

However, in most digital transformation initiatives; i.e., creating digital products, lean startup does work when done right. What I do is “Practical Lean Startup.” If you’d like to know more, reach out to me at Opterre. 

When I’m not geeking out on tech, you’ll find me in my garage restoring vintage bicycles while listening to “A History of the World in 100 Objects” Podcast.