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Successful Roadmaps Avoid One Thing: Drift

The Product Coalition

“Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth” — Mike Tyson I’ve wrestled with weak roadmaps — even some downright disasters. Product managers and their teams start with enthusiasm, hit the ground running, and create a solid roadmap. The same is true for your roadmap — it takes more than diligence.

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Behind the Product: Why CNN+ Failed

280 Group

It’s too bad that CNN didn’t figure that out before launching CNN+, a short-lived SVOD service and offshoot of the CNN cable television news network, which launched March 29, 2022 and was shut down less than a month after its debut. What Went Wrong? Incoming CEO Licht was not involved in the decision-making process and had no input. .

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Document. Refine. Repeat! Mastering the Product Process.

280 Group

It’s the spark that gives rise to innovative, ground-breaking product development. . The “phase-gate” approach was made popular by the “waterfall” development methodology, where products move through a series of handoffs between departments. Gate: Should the company fund product development to achieve these business goals? .

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Mastering Personas: A Product Manager’s Secret Weapon

280 Group

Despite their potential to unify teams and drive product success, personas can sometimes become more of a hindrance than a helpful tool. What relevance does any of this information have for our intrepid developers who need to design the next feature release? The answer – No relevance at all!

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Starting A Growth Team: Ten Key Lessons Learned

The Product Coalition

It was about 12 months ago when I was challenged by our CEO to dismantle our squad and create a growth team. Not being too sure what a growth team was, we started anyway. We got access to work completed by Andrew Chen & Brian Balfour , took a few courses from the Reforge series and started developing our growth loops.

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How Do You Know You’re Hiring a Good Product Team Member?

ProductPlan

Product leaders don’t often get many chances for hiring product team members. Additions to the product team must ramp up quickly. Here are some ways I vet product management candidates to weed out poor fits and spot the diamonds in the rough. Stage 1: Reviewing the applications. Are they team players?

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Hiring a UX designer won’t magically solve your product problems & other UX misconceptions debunked

Modus Create

Common misconceptions with UX and product development UX is a powerful and valuable tool, but misconceptions abound about what UX can do and how long it can take to reap the benefits. Engineering teams likely have a history of delivering features and delivering them very fast. Many designers started as developers. Not so fast.