Stepping Stones: The product blog by Obo

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When "Is it ready?" Is a Hard Question

By Jackie Holen on Jun 10, 2020 10:25:50 AM

Product Managers, you spend a ton of time reporting to your stakeholders on progress toward milestones like major releases. But answering seemingly simple questions like "is it ready yet?" and "will it be done on time?" can be really hard. So what can you do to make it easier?

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Tips for Saying No When Something's Gotta Go

By Jackie Holen on Apr 17, 2020 1:33:24 PM

Product managers have to say no—a lot! When there are more must-haves, great ideas, and defect fixes than can possibly be done, something’s gotta go. Follow these 5 tips to make it a lot easier to say no, and maybe even say yes more often.

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Mixed Signals? Market Signals that Matter

By Jackie Holen on Mar 13, 2020 11:46:57 AM

Before a product launch, you make countless, critical decisions, each of which can bring you closer to – or further from – market success. It's easy to get overwhelmed, so respond to the market signals that matter most.

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Are Idea Portals a Bad Idea?

By Jackie Holen on Feb 3, 2020 6:13:00 PM

In theory, idea portals are great. Your customers (and others) can enter and vote on ideas for your products, and voilà—you’re customer-centric! What could possibly go wrong?

If you’re not careful, your idea portal will miss the mark and steer your product roadmap off track.

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