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Every Product Manager Needs Product Development Team

In today’s world, there are a number of thriving companies. There are, however, many more companies that don’t end up thriving. Don’t you ever question why? The most common reason for these entrepreneurial failures is a lack of sufficient market validation and market validation mistakes. There are many peer-reviewed studies compiled by the Product Development and Management Association (PDMA) that illustrates about half of all product development projects fail; this failure rate is especially much higher in smaller and startup companies. Now, how can companies avoid this failure? The answ...

To make engineers more autonomous create a partnership

It is 5:00PM in the office, and a member of the engineering team stops by the Product team desk and expresses they want to build everything at once. When discussed, the head of engineering states that excessive rework undermines motivation. That they prefer focusing on code without a lot of distraction. That continual change tends to corrupt the structure of the software and once something is "done" it should never be revisited. What is wrong with these people? Is there a subculture of haters holding back continuous integration so to prevent the validation of the evolving product? It turns...