Tag: Planning

“Sucks Less” Features

We all have them. Those things that need to be done to improve the product but they just aren’t exactly exciting to the customer. They might make a huge difference in the performance or quality of the product. They might resolve that thing that customers have been annoyed about for ages. They might even be […]

Prioritizing features is the last thing you should do

Jeff Lash has a good post (Product Management is More Than Prioritizing Features) that focuses on probably one of the key deficiencies of poor product managers. I actually agree with most of his post, but don’t think he takes it quite far enough. He describes the trap of PMs who think that their job is […]

Customization leads to failure

What is the leading cause of product failure with startups?  Well, I don’t have the quantitative research to prove it, but I would guess that somewhere near the top is over-customization to suit the needs of ‘important’ customers. You probably know the drill: Create vision and product plan Try to sell product Meet great prospect […]