Comparing Products – Part 1

As Pragmatic Institute espouses, we should be market-driven, with a focus on solving the problems that customers will pay to solve.  A screen resolution does not solve a problem, but an easy-to-read screen does – it prevents eye-strain and makes a long-session reading experience (like you would have when reading a book, versus reading this article) better.  Avoiding eye-strain is a problem people are willing to pay to solve – we’ve seen that with the success of products that use e-Ink technology. Let’s look at how this example impacts what you do as a product manager. Read more in Comparing Products – Part 1. We've become an industry of "feature speakers." It's always good to be reminded that features exist to solve problems. Read more from Scott Sehlhorst at Tyner Blain.
Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson was a founding instructor at Pragmatic Institute, a role he held for more than 15 years before he left to start Under10 Playbook. In his return to Pragmatic Institute, Steve supports the complete learning path for product teams, ensuring they are fully armed for success. 

Over the course of his career, Steve has helped thousands of companies and tens of thousands of product professionals implement product management processes. He has worked in the high-tech arena since 1981, rising through the ranks from product manager to chief marketing officer. Steve has experience in technical, sales and marketing management positions at companies that specialize in both hardware and software. In addition, he is an author, speaker and advisor on product strategy and product management.


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