"Here are some suggestions to help you get started today with applying JTBD thinking. Ask customers about what they’ve done, not just what they want. Confirm it if you can. Customers will often tell us what we want to hear, even if it’s partially (or completely) untrue. Customers may tell you that they use your product “all the time,” but they really use it only intermittently. Also, people build easy-to-remember narratives between themselves and the products they use. Phenomena like this are why it’s tricky to ask customers, “What do you want?” and “How can we make things better?”
The answer for these problems is to talk with customers about what they actually did, not just about what they say they want. What were their revealed preferences, not just their stated preferences? Even the answers about actual action taken won’t be 100 percent accurate, but they will be a great deal more reliable than their answers to what-if questions.
Understanding how customers have solved problems is a crucial part of understanding their JTBD. Not only does it help you understand what customers expect from a product, it also helps you design features for new products.
Learn what kind of progress customers are seeking. What’s their emotional motivation (JTBD)? Use that to segment competition.
Focus on delivering emotional progress (getting a Job Done). Don’t focus solely on functionality."
Trechos retirados de "When coffee & kale compete" de Alan Klement.