Conduit

Product management software for product-first teams

Conduit helps you decide what to build, and why. With Conduit, you can:
🛠Create features and tasks to align to releases
📬Aggregate user feedback in one central location
🚀Tightly integrate product feedback with product planning
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👋🏾Hey everyone! I'm Isaac, the Indie Founder (thanks @corey_gwin) behind Conduit. I'm super excited to be launching here today! 📖The story Just 7 months ago, I was working as an Associate PM feeling frustrated with how engineering teams were being spoonfed requirements. So I quit my job, enrolled in Lambda School, and have been hacking away on Conduit for the last 12 weeks. 🤔The why There's a lot of issue management tools, but very few to help teams decide what to build and why they're building it. The tools that do exist are designed for PMs, while I believe that "product" is a thing that the company does rather than a single function. 🚀The journey While there's been incredible progress on Pioneer (https://pioneer.app), I realise how dangerous it is to build this in isolation. So I'm deciding to launch early to gather real feedback. ❓The ask Very much still in beta, but any feedback is welcome. Particularly interested in how to make this more appealing to self-managed engineering teams. You can DM me or drop me a line at isaacaderogba1@gmail.com. 🎉 Bonus: Early reference customers will get a generous discount!
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Dave Jeffery
Founder of ToDesktop
✨ I've been using Conduit for nearly a month now. It's magical, super-simple and it's already impeccably polished. Here's how I use it. 1. I gather feedback and feature requests from customers. Right now, I enter the insights manually but I'm excited that I can allow my customers to enter it themselves and vote on them. I'll be adding this to my app soon. 2. I funnel the insights into tangible features and actionable tasks. 3. I organize the features and tasks into releases. 💜 It's really that simple. None of the red-tape and bloat associated with some other tools. I've finally got a handle on product management and planning. Final note: Isaac's progress on Conduit has been relentless. I'm blown away when I reach out with a suggestion and the next day he emails me to tell me it's done!
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@davej Thank you so much Dave, this means so much to me 😭. I must also thank you for providing such an easy way to get Conduit's Desktop app up and running 🎉
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Congratulations on the launch Isaac!
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@samarvirs Thank you so much, and for your support throughout Conduit's journey 🙏🏾
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David Quiñones
Programmer
I've been following Conduit development and Isaac has been constantly blowing my mind in every update. It's just insane the level of polishing in only 3 months being a solo developer.
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@daquinons This means so much to me man. Thank you for all of your support along the journey, so excited to see where this leads 🎯
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Johnson OgwuruFull stack developer
From the day Isaac shared the Figma prototype to the products launch day, something has been consistent, its design and ease of use. Great Job Isaac
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@devopsjay Hi Johnson! This really means a lot to me, thank you so much.
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Congrats on the launch I think it's a very bold statement to say that all other product management tools suck (which your message implies) - especially for a completely new tool. Also i could not find out what makes Conduit better than the competition. What's the value of your product? Customers certainly want more than buying a tool that does not suck. It's also the very nature of every product managment tool to help deciding what to build next isn't it?
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@rentschmarkus Hi Markus, thank you so so much for this feedback and your challenge. I admit that the landing page text is purposefully tongue-in-cheek, and that Conduit still has enormous room to grow to be better than competing solutions. In it's current state, the value from Conduit is that it closely integrates product feedback from the "Insights" channel with product planning in the "Products" channel. It's ambition, however, is to decentralise product management from being an activity reserved for Product Managers and/or correct bad product management behaviours. Current thoughts on how to do this are through encouraging visibility of work without too much granularity, on making everyone an "owner" (i.e. if an insight is linked to a certain Task, then only the Task owner and Feature owner are notified, not the Product owner), and encouraging unified agreement on what's "important" - which is where the "Impact" scoring still has a lot of room for growth. That said, I've been building this in a silo so I'm really interested to hear your thoughts on what could make Conduit more valuable to you if you were willing/had the time 😀
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@isaac_aderogba Integrating product feedback from the insights channel with the product planning from the product channel itself does not have value on its own. But if you can prove that products become better (for at least some) when a decentralised product management approach is used and explain why then you will easily differentiate from the competition. Another little challenge: Why do you share the idea behind your tool here but not publicly on your website? Making it more valuable to me would be quite tough as i don't have a product (yet).
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The app seems really intuitive and helpfull ! I will test it as soon as possible with my cofounder :)
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@maxime_gadras Glad to hear this Maxime! Looking forward to getting your feedback :)
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Matthew BredehoftProduct Manager Informa GE
What seperates this product from other platforms like Productboard or Canny.io?
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@matthew_bredehoft Thanks so much for commenting Matthew. Productboard is a great product management system, though it's primarily focused on product managers. Conduit's intention is to be a lot more "bottoms-up" i.e. it makes product management a collaborative team activity involving all members of engineering. Canny serves as a great tool for gathering product feedback via customer-facing boards, though it's clear that it's focus lies in the "feedback" piece. Conduit's goal is to very tightly integrate both product feedback with product planning. A lot of engineering work stills need to be done for these differences to become apparent, but I'm super interested to hear what could make Conduit more valuable for you :)
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Matthew BredehoftProduct Manager Informa GE
@isaac_aderogba Always tough with this and a lot of platforms to figure out the value of it without giving it 100% effort towards my workflow. Which is hard to do when your already headed down such a defined path and not given the bandwidth to try out a new soultion. Thanks for the reply though and I will check out Conduit a bit more.
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Lyondhur Picciarelli
T&R Innovation HCI Industrial Designer
This is super nice. Issac, you’re rock and roll mate. Congratulations on the amazing work!
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@lyondhur Thank you so much, I appreciate it!
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Just signed up and looks great
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@marco_lombardini Awesome, thank you Marco!
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