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Quartz Open Framework

Quartz Open Framework is the only open-source product management framework for technology teams.

Created by industry experts and practitioners, the framework is centered around continuous learning in order that organizations meet market expectations and achieve business results.

Our founders Steve Johnson and Grant Hunter are co-authors of the Quartz Open Framework and Product Growth Leaders leverage the framework in our teaching and tools.

  • Quartz provides an open product innovation methodology.

  • Quartz eases bottlenecks and improves velocity.

  • Quartz integrates across teams & existing frameworks.

Contact us to learn more about how we can help you transform your product organization with Quartz.

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Turn Ideas Into Products

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We’ve all heard stories of amazing product successes: the brilliant college kid who started a business in his dorm room; the team who built a business from the back of a napkin with just a few friends and sold it for millions. Yet for every amazing success story, there are thousands of stories of products that went nowhere. Most of us aren’t looking at billion-dollar valuations; we’re not looking for an exit. Instead we have a few ideas — some innovative, some not — and we’re trying to determine which to pursue. Likely, you’re working for a company today and you need a step-by-step approach to turn ideas, regardless of their source, into businesses.

In Turn Ideas into Products, author Steve Johnson introduces a nimble idea-to-market process with strong emphasis on personal experience with customers. From business planning to product launch, this approach for managing products empowers your product team to work smarter and collaborate better with colleagues and customers based on the QuartzOpen Framework.

Since I have been exploring product management, your book Turn Ideas Into Product has been the single reference that I have read that made sense!

Mallory Allen


Certification exam

Leverage your product management training and your lifetime of experience to obtain the Quartz Open Framework Certification. 


Overview of Quartz Open Framework

Enjoy this quick session to learn the language of the key phases in the framework. This video walk-through will prepare you for the certification exam.