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Tesla Agile Development: Product Management at its Best

Tesla Agile Development: Version 8.0 Software and Product Management at its best. Last week I received the version 8 update from Tesla. For those of you unfamiliar with how updates work with Tesla and the Model S or X, your car connects to your home wifi and then every month or so you get great new features downloaded. In my case, since I purchased my model S one year ago I have received autopilot (the car accelerates, brakes and steers…[continue reading]

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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]

Four Quadrant Feature Prioritization Matrix Blog Post

The Four Quadrant Feature Prioritization Matrix

The Four Quadrant Feature Prioritization Matrix was written by Brian Lawley, CEO and Founder of the 280 Group and is included in the Product Roadmap Toolkit™. A Simple Technique for Determining Where to Focus Development Efforts for the Highest Payoff Feature Prioritization Using the Four Quadrant Matrix In previous articles, white papers and in my book, Expert Product Management I’ve covered how to use a feature prioritization matrix combined with techniques such as themes, golden features and timed releases to build…[continue reading]

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Product Management Rule #12: Be Data-Driven by the Consumers of Your Product

Product Management Rule #12 from the best-selling book, 42 Rules of Product Management, was written by Kevin Epstein, Author, Marketing Made Easy Always remember, you’re not the customer. Even if you are. As product managers, we all have our favorite features in any product release. You know what I’m talking about—the UI-Panel that’s that cool shade of metallic purple, or the way a switch clicks, or the smart tips that appear when the user takes certain actions. We know in…[continue reading]

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Product Management Rule #10: Focus on the Needs of Your Market, Not Just Individual Requests from Individual Customers

Product Management Rule #10 from the best-selling book, 42 Rules of Product Management, was written by Jeff Lash, Blogger, How to Be a Good Product Manager Good product managers listen to their customers, but more importantly they listen to the market. Product management seems to start out so easily—you identify a need for a product, you build it, and you start getting customers. Then things get complicated. Current customers start asking for changes to existing features. Sales starts creating a…[continue reading]