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I’ve abandoned “MVP”

Mironov Consulting

Almost without fail, I find that the “maker” side of software companies (developers, designers, product folks, DevOps, tech writers…) and the “go-to-market” side of software companies (sales, marketing, support, customer success.) The go-to-market organizations really want something to market and sell. Sound Byte.

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Creating a Product Launch Training Program

ProductPlan

To make this a home run, you need sales and marketing to come up to bat. Marketing needs to know the value of the new product. The first internal group to train is marketing. Marketing will ultimately craft the actual language for their pitch, but that doesn’t mean you skimp on training.

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10 Customer Success Predictions for 2023

Gainsight

New hires will combine CS skills, marketing techniques, and data orientation, so their businesses do more with less. While not for everyone, many established vendors will combine premium CS with premium support, training, and professional services credits into a recurring value realization offering. Ops Gets More Important.

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Creating a Product Launch Training Program

ProductPlan

To make this a home run, you need sales and marketing to come up to bat. Marketing needs to know the value of the new product. The first internal group to train is marketing. Marketing will ultimately craft the actual language for their pitch, but that doesn’t mean you skimp on training.

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Two Development Team Configurations I Lobby Against

Mironov Consulting

2] Overflow or Special Project Teams Overflow or Special Project Teams tend to be pushed from the Sales/Go-To-Market side of the organization out of general frustration with perceived Engineering (and Product) throughput or velocity problems.    Here’s my thinking. [1]  We’ve gotten out of our own way.

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How to Measure Software ROI For SaaS Products

Userpilot

TCO includes not only the initial purchase or development costs but also ongoing expenses like licensing, support , training, maintenance, and upgrades. It’s made up of all expenses associated with acquiring, implementing, using, and maintaining a software solution throughout its lifecycle.

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How to Decrease Beta Testing Costs by 40%

Centercode

When you’re managing beta and delta testing, you’re tasked with providing accurate, useful insights to several different stakeholders — reporting and prioritizing issues for Engineering and QA, feature acceptance for Product Management, contextualizing insights for UX, even testimonials for Marketing.