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How Many People Are On Your Core Product Team?

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For the last four years we have been conducting detailed market research on what makes some product teams more successful than others. Over this time span we have identified nineteen …

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How Strong a Voice Should Sales Have in the Product Development Process?

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This seems to be an eternal question. As a product management consulting and training organization we have seen the balance tilted in every conceivable direction. From product management holding sway …

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Google’s Hiring Practices: Would They Work At Your Company?

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I recently read a Wall Street Journal article about Google’s human resource philosophy as espoused by Laszlo Bock, head of HR where human resources is referred to as “people operations.” …

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Product Development Methods: Is Agile The Most Widely Used?

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We began tracking product development methodology adoption rates back in 2012, the first year we launched our global Study of Product Team Performance. Much has changed since 2012. Over the …

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Why Are So Few Product Management Organizations Proactive?

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Why are so few product management organizations proactive? The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the word proactive as: “controlling a situation by making things happen or by preparing for possible future problems“. Successful product …