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Product Roadmap Prioritization: Weighted Scoring or the Kano Model?

Deciding which features end up on your roadmap (and which features don’t) is one of the most important decisions product managers face. There are several ways to go about it. In this article, I’d like to talk about two methods: weighted scoring and the Kano model. Prioritizing Your Product Roadmap: Two Methods The weighted scoring model is popular among product management professionals and there is a growing awareness of the Kano model. The weighted scoring model, while built on a…[continue reading]

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Free Requirements Prioritization Matrix and Roadmap Templates

The feature prioritization matrix (Excel file) and roadmap templates allow you to capture and prioritize feature requests and build out an effective and well-thought out product roadmap. Read our previous post about creating product roadmaps: How to Create Compelling Product Roadmaps | Tips and Best Practices for Success. These files are also part of the 280 Group Product Roadmap Toolkit™. The Feature Prioritization Matrix Is Included In Our Free Resources Download All Of Our Free Resources Here Download Now Instructions…[continue reading]

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How to Create Compelling Product Roadmaps | Tips and Best Practices for Success

How to Create Compelling Product Roadmaps was written by Brian Lawley, CEO and Founder of the 280 Group and is included in the Product Roadmap Toolkit™. Product roadmaps can mean the difference between success and failure when delivering and marketing products. Product roadmaps can be one of the most effective tools in a Product Management professional’s arsenal. Done correctly they can help win and keep large customers and partners, and can guide the engineering and strategic planning efforts of a company. Unfortunately…[continue reading]

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Product Management Rule #11: No Surprises

Product Management Rule #11 from the best-selling book, 42 Rules of Product Management, was written by Jim Reekes, Senior Principal Consultant, 280 Group The only surprise a product manager should give anyone is, “Hey, we blew away our forecast!” The type of surprise you never want is, “WTF!?” Consider your Market Requirements Document (MRD). It can be filled with surprises, and I mean that in a bad way. Before you hand it to your engineering group, talk to them about…[continue reading]

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Product Management Rule #5: Learn to Say “No” to Customers

Product Management Rule #5 from the best-selling book, 42 Rules of Product Management, was written by Ivan Chalif, Blogger, The Productologist Saying “no” lets product managers focus on delivering superior products rather than ones that are merely sufficient. Product managers talk and listen to many stakeholders, because they want to understand the needs and desires of the market. An important part of that process is sharing, especially the strategic product road map. Sharing this information does two things: It lets the customer…[continue reading]