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Two Development Team Configurations I Lobby Against

Mironov Consulting

1] Dedicated Bug Fixing Teams Sometimes there’s a push to create development teams specifically to close out bugs and defects, especially after frequent outages or to address long-term system neglect.  This   Not everything that’s reported as a bug is a bug – or should be fixed.  Customers

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How to Decrease Beta Testing Costs by 40%


They’re using Centercode solutions to improve opportunity costs, bring down support costs, and decrease returns — amounting to a 40% reduction in costs overall. But without repeatable processes — and specific tools to support them — providing those insights takes a back seat to beta’s many moving parts.


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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.) Support needs installation guides, training sessions, FAQs, bug reporting categories.

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Guide to Choosing the Best Customer Education Platform for SaaS


When it comes to choosing a customer education platform, there are so many options to pick from. Self-service , intuitive design, and customization used to be key requirements but today most tools have these, so it’s easy to get lost in the ocean of options. What is a customer education platform?

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GDPR: Who Should be Your Data Protection Officer?

Mind the Product

I imagine many of you get more than 5,000 people signing up and using your service each year. For example if a customer is refused insurance by an automated system they can call and ask for a manual review. A DPO must be allowed to operate independently and report to the board. How Will GDPR Affect Your Customers?

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Designing an Organization for a Product Approach, Part 2

Johanna Rothman

The senior manager has P&L (Profit and Loss) responsibility for the entire product line, including Product Management (for this product line), Customer Support, Training, etc. So that the senior manager can decide on the mix of products and services as a product line. We weren’t perfect. We were pretty good.

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Why Your Entire Company Should Talk with Customers Weekly


Generate ideas and insights that will help create more informed business solutions. Led to the new reporting features and multiple product fixes inspired by insights. Support training and onboarding. Create and conduct more customized onboarding and training experiences. Conduct persona interviews.