What problem are we solving and why?
Add the problem we’re solving (or speculative opportunity we are addressing), why we’re solving it,
any links to customer conversations or research. Clearly explain all facets of the problem and how if
affects different parts of Intercom.
Describe job stories to make the value we deliver to customers clear, and what it will enable them
to do: When _____, I want to be able to _____, so I can _____.
How will we measure success?
Add how we will determine whether the problem has being solved. Qualitative and
Once high level product design is figured out, add the releases below, what is in scope and out of
scope, and estimated dates for shipping to beta.
Do not add the solution here.
An Intermission must always fit on a printed A4 page. If it does not, you haven’t a clear enough view
of the problem yet. Keep working on it.
Always have active and upcoming Intermissions printed in your team area or war room.
Always use plain simple English, no technical terminology or codenames. Write this document as
you would describe the problem to a colleague face to face.
The PM owns the Intermission, but should always always solicit input from the full team.