Product Development

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Lukas Pleva
Lukas Pleva
HubSpot Group Product ManagerNovember 30
One of the benefits of working with a mature product is that you likely have access to a large pool of existing users from whom you can solicit feedback. In contrast, new and emerging products often have a much smaller user base, especially in the early stages or if you’re still working on findin......Read More
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Ingo Wiegand
Ingo Wiegand
Samsara Vice President of Product Management - SafetyMarch 31
* I generally like to break product problems into smaller, independent pieces to help me more effectively prioritize and isolate critical ‘must do’ work * One potential way to approach a problem decomposition like this is to think of three distinct categories of feature work: a) items ......Read More
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Laura Oppenheimer
Laura Oppenheimer
Bubble Group Product ManagerJuly 29
At the very beginning! It's so important to align on the why for any initiative. Why now? Why is it important? And a big part of that why is what the world will look like when you're ultimately very successful. To bring that to light, I usually define 1) a success metric -- the one thing we're go......Read More
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Ingo Wiegand
Ingo Wiegand
Samsara Vice President of Product Management - SafetyMarch 31
* The right PM to Eng ratio depends on a couple of different factors, many of which can from my perspective be boiled down to 1) the overall stage and scale of the company and 2) the nature of the product you are working on. Given those dependencies, it also makes sense to revisit this ......Read More
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Aleks Bass
Aleks Bass
Typeform Vice President Product ManagementSeptember 7
Our product development lifecycle process looks very similar to a double diamond design process but with an adapted approach for our organization. While there are best practices for a product development processes, I've found that there is a decent amount of adaptation and adjustment that needs t......Read More
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Ingo Wiegand
Ingo Wiegand
Samsara Vice President of Product Management - SafetyMarch 31
* I’m a strong believer in product/feature teams owning their deliverables end to end, which includes not only product definition and development, but also testing and validation. * This is even more important in an early-stage environment, where moving quickly means engineers will nee......Read More
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Ingo Wiegand
Ingo Wiegand
Samsara Vice President of Product Management - SafetyMarch 31
* The first question I would ask is whether PM and engineering have aligned upfront on a mutually agreed-upon definition of the problem to be solved and the definition of success. * In my experience, engineers don’t just slip in features for no reason, but there might be other failure ......Read More
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Brandon Green
Brandon Green
Buffer Staff Product ManagerMarch 10
I think the two most common mistakes in building 0-to-1 products are: 1. Not acknowledging or checking some assumptions about the problem your product is meant to solve 2. Over-investing in the first iteration of that product (the MVP) without having proven out the riskiest of your ass......Read More
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Under what circumstances is it worthwhile to pursue a 0-1 product that can be easily duplicated by a large competitor?
Often times, early product start out as features. My worry is that a competitor would just copy us and then wipe us out.
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Lindsey DeFalco
Lindsey DeFalco
Crossbeam VP of ProductNovember 15
The two biggest things to ask are: "would they?" and "could they?". This is both a question of strategy and tactics - of both you, and the competitor. My first startup was a directly competitive product with multiple established players in the space, so this was a topic from day one. My second st......Read More
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Brandon Green
Brandon Green
Buffer Staff Product ManagerMarch 10
So, in my experience of building 0-to-1, I've never had to do this before exploring a potential new product 😅 and candidly, I really don't like doing it because any projections are in my experience educated guesses based on inherently flawed source data - historical data that may not apply anymor......Read More
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