Collaborating on new and improved product opportunities using a Market Segmentation Grid

Posted by Maziar Adl on 4/6/21 6:08 PM

Deciding what products and features to offer to your customers requires a clear understanding of your markets. Once you identify market segments, you can propose different product configurations to meet each segment's needs. You can perform an analysis of your products side-by-side against your competition in each segment to see how the segment is being served and find opportunities for new and improved products.

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Topics: Product planning, product lifecycle management, product manager, product strategy

Webinar replay: An integrated approach to product management

Posted by Simon Leyland on 3/25/21 11:03 AM

An integrated approach to product management will increase collaboration between team members, data and software systems. Doing this helps to lower the risk of a product failure, while raising your teams efficiency and reducing your organizations time to market.

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Topics: Product managers, product portfolio management, product management, Webinar Replay

Just released: Viewer role

Posted by Kevin Jankay on 3/9/21 4:51 PM

As a product manager, you go through many communication channels to understand your market's needs and define the future product. You collect the information, formulate the product, and complete the product plan, representing many days and months of work. The work doesn't stop there though! Once the product is defined, the product managers face the challenge of communicating the product plan with the broader organization and keeping everyone informed of any changes.

At Gocious, we realize that providing easy access to a central repository, where your stakeholders can get the information they need, about the product's future with a click of a button is essential. From leadership to marketing and engineering, many stakeholders need to always have ready access to the product information without the need or fear of making adverse changes to the product plans.

Now with Gocious, you can invite your stakeholders into your workspace as a viewer. The viewer role allows the user to view the product configurations, features, and reports. They can also export reports in PDF and Excel. However, they would not be able to edit or change any information in the system.

We are excited to announce that we now provide unlimited viewer roles free as part of our Portfolio+ offering subscription.

The success of product teams can boost the performance of a business. Providing the capability to enable and speed up communication provides a powerful way to align the organization and receive valuable feedback from all parts of the company.

Get started with our free trial and boost your product communication power.

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Topics: Product planning, manufacturing, product management, just released

Just released: See the impact of specifications on your product score

Posted by Maziar Adl on 3/9/21 4:49 PM

Our previous article, we explained how Gocious' Weighted Product Score can help you determine how well your product meets market and business constraints. With our new release, you can now identify how specifications are impacting your overall product score. With this new feature, you can detect and address underperforming specifications to improve your overall product fit.

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Topics: Product planning, product strategy, product score, just released, weighted scoring, gocious release

Just released: Tracking changes of your product line configuration

Posted by Maziar Adl on 3/1/21 7:46 PM

We are excited to introduce the Change Report into the Gocious product portfolio management solution.  The Change report is a feature that enables the comparison of product line plan versions and increments to gain visibility into what has changed from one to the other, with just a click of a button.

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Topics: product portfolio management, product roadmap, just released

Webinar replay: Using competitive analysis in your product planning

Posted by Simon Leyland on 2/25/21 10:40 AM

Doing an analysis on your competitive products is essential to making sure your planned products have the best chance of success in the marketplace. You must identify your strategic advantage and leave the competition in the rear-view mirror.

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Topics: Webinar Replay, Competitive analysis

Just Released: Introducing Product Cloning to make product line creation faster

Posted by Kevin Jankay on 2/25/21 10:39 AM

Creating your product line on a digital platform at first seems easy. You open a spreadsheet, create a column for each product, add features on rows, and specify whether the features are standard, optional, or unavailable in the cellsSeems straightforward until relationships become complex, products and features grow in quantity, and more importantly, you need to analyze different scenarios. That’s where Gocious makes a difference. With Gocious, you can create product lines fast, re-use features from a central library, configure complex relationships with ease, and now copy a product and make changes to create a new product in the same line. With this capability, you can copy all the product definitions, including features and their configuration, instead of starting from scratch. 

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Topics: Product planning, product plan, product manager, product configuration, gocious release

Just Released: Personalize your Gocious workspace with your own brand

Posted by Kevin Jankay on 2/22/21 12:20 PM

Here at Gocious, we realize how significant the value of brand is to our customers. A company brand brings more credibility and marketing leverage and brings a sense of pride, ownership, and belonging. Not to mention, branding your space gets you out of trouble with the marketing and branding team! 

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Topics: Product planning, product manager, Competitive analysis, gocious release

Webinar replay: Optimize your product line with weighted scoring

Posted by Simon Leyland on 2/9/21 9:38 AM

Do you use weighted scoring today to make product and feature decisions?  Do you use your own scoring model?  or a simple Pugh analysis? How do you factor in innate bias in the decision-making process of what products and features to build?

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Topics: Configurable products, just released, weighted scoring, Webinar Replay

Improving your product fit using weighted score

Posted by Maziar Adl on 1/19/21 8:09 AM

Deciding on what products and features to offer to the market requires an understanding of your business and customer needs. At times, you need to strike a balance between multiple factors to come up with a product that best meets those needs. However, the factors requiring consideration are often competing with each other.

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Topics: product plan, product mix, product management, product score

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Gocious Product Planning Blog

We support manufacturers in defining, making informed decisions, and communicating their product portfolio changes over time. Our solutions are aimed at reducing time-to-market and increasing the transparency of product portfolio changes. Gocious is a SaaS product portfolio management (PPM) solution that is a natural complement to PLM and CPQ systems, keeping the business and engineering teams in sync around a common product roadmap and feature definitions.

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