We are already two weeks into spring and you’ve probably already dusted your apartment, moved winter sweaters into boxes, and got rid of old clothes and objects you won’t need anymore.
But 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗰𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗻𝗲𝗱 𝘂𝗽 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗱𝘂𝗰𝘁 𝘆𝗲𝘁? Some places to start looking for Product Debt:
• A feature nobody really uses
• A complex interface with options you added… just in case
• A customization you did for a client who is no longer with you
• The leftovers of an experiment you launched and never removed
• more ideas and tips in this article
Product inevitably generates debt over time, making your product harder to maintain, value more difficult to generate, and the experience less appealing for your users. Time to do product sprint cleaning now!
Pro Tip: Jump to the action and schedule a “Product Killing” review with your team in one week. As a preparation, feel free to share with them this article about Product Debt I put together some time ago
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My name is Salva, I am a Product executive, helping tech companies discover, shape, and sell better Products. My work and writing are mainly about subscription models, product pricing, e-commerce/marketplaces, and creating top product organizations.
My superpower is to move between ambiguity (as in creativity, innovation, opportunity, and ‘thinking out of the box’) and structure (as in ‘getting things done’ and getting real impact).
I am firmly convinced that you can help others only if you have lived the same challenges: I have been lucky enough to practice product leadership in companies of different sizes and with different product maturity. Doing product right is hard: I felt the pain myself and developed my own methods to get to efficient product teams that produce meaningful work.