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These Are the 7 Deadly Sins of Product-driven Founders

There are advantages to being a product-driven organization, but you want to make sure you don’t commit any of the 7 deadly sins of product-driven founders. Parul Singh reflected on her own experiences and experiences of several other founders to identify some of the blind spots that stunt and even kill the growth of the most brilliant and well-designed product-driven startups. Read this article to find out what these 7 deadly sins are and some ways to avoid them. (via @parulia)

Ford IT’s Product-Driven Organization Transformation

In order to adapt to the rapidly changing transportation landscape, Ford Motor Company needs to build better products faster and effectively use data to inspect and adapt.  In this video from Agile & Beyond 2018, Aaron Rajda describes how Ford applies Agile and DevOps in order to become more product driven. Through this effort, they’ve built teams that support emerging solutions and “deliver value at market speed”.  (via @aaronrajda)

Changing The Tires At 100mph: Becoming A Product-Driven Organization

When Forbes went from a print magazine with 8 million subscribers to a digital publisher with 60 million users it made some substantial changes in how it operated. Salah Zalatimo describes how Forbes became a product-driven company. Included in that change was the realization that “Becoming a product-driven company is not a technical challenge. It is a people challenge.”  (via @salafel)

Product-driven vs. Customer-driven Businesses

When you decide how to structure an organization, you need to decide whether you’re going to follow a product-driven approach or customer-driven approach. Your decision impacts your product development, management style, marketing, IT and several other areas.  Paul Miles takes a look at both product-driven and customer-driven approaches and concludes that there isn’t one right approach. It all depends on the business and the product that you want to bring to market. (via @bigredrec)

Building a Product-Driven Culture

When most organizations start, they either focus on developing the ultimate product (product-driven) or on addressing “consumer demand and solving a pain point in their industry.” Brad Smith explains what a product-driven culture means, explores the pros and cons, and what you can learn about product creation from a few examples. (via @GetCodeless)