Product Management Articles

Agile Implementation Strategies for Manufacturing Excellence

Manufacturing companies that want to enhance their competitiveness, flexibility, and responsiveness are adopting Agile methods, at least in a hybrid framework. This switch enables their software and hardware teams to collaborate more effectively while enhancing their overall product development process. Following Agile principles also brings companies closer to their customers by studying their needs, incorporating feedback into prioritization processes, and encouraging innovation at all stages of development. 

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Top 10 KPIs that Matter for Product Manufacturing

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are only useful when measured, tracked, and analyzed. While there are certain standard KPIs that most organizations will use, such as time to market and cost of development, the rest will depend on the company’s goals and the nature of its products. 

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10 Frequent Challenges Automotive Manufacturers Face with Product Roadmapping

In the dynamic landscape of automotive manufacturing, product roadmapping software is a crucial tool for innovation and success. However, it has its challenges. From rapid technological advancements to market demands, automotive manufacturers must navigate a complex web of factors to make successful products, and roadmaps can help make it happen. 

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From Struggle to Strategy: How Module-Level Product Management Strengthens Product Strategy

Managing products at the module level presents a unique set of challenges that require careful navigation and strategic planning. One of the top challenges lies in coordinating the production of modules, ensuring they meet quality standards, pricing objectives, and delivery timelines. 

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The Ultimate Guide to the Evolution of Agile Product Roadmapping in Manufacturing

The manufacturing process is complex in scope, strategy, and systems. While innovation can transform every process step from the manufacturing floor to the products themselves, it also adds to the complexity of physical product development. Products require the involvement of more stakeholders than before, bringing together many different opinions, timelines, roadmaps, and requirements. 

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Gocious Just Released: Precise Prioritization for Large Organizations

One of the most challenging tasks in product development is deciding which features will define each product, which ideas you'll save for later, and which to abandon altogether. Your product stakeholders will bring varying opinions to the table, which can lead to lengthy discussions on the product's priority. That's where prioritization formulas are helpful, keeping everyone working together to find the best solution. 

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Top Trends to Consider in Agile Product Manufacturing

The nature of a trend is that it's new, novel, and promoted across the industry, but is it worth implementing? The vast range of product complexity in manufacturing means that no two organizations will adopt the same process. Evaluating each trend and considering whether it's worthwhile for your company to test or ignore is important. Let's discuss some of the current trends in Agile product development for manufacturers of physical goods and whether they're worth considering for your teams. 

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3 Best Practices for Manufacturers Adapting to Agile Product Development

Agile product development may have originated in the software world, accelerating the speed at which digital products are developed, tested, launched, and improved, but this doesn't mean that Agile only works for software products. Many manufacturers have adopted agile methods or a hybrid approach for developing complex cyber-physical goods, with Tesla leading the way as an innovative and pioneering company. 

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How Manufacturers Can Leverage the Role of the Product Marketing Manager

When it comes to leadership in the manufacturing world, product marketers and product managers are like two peas in a pod. Both positions require a thorough understanding of the product and their ideal customer's preferences and pain points. The day-to-day of both positions requires strategic planning and cross-functional collaboration to drive customer success. 

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What Is a Platform Product Manager?

Most customers don’t realize the number of people behind the complex products in their lives. From the product owners and managers to the team leads to the skilled technical employees, it takes a large, cross-collaborative team to design and build complex products. One of those important roles is the platform product manager.

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