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What does a Product Owner do if they disagree with the CEO's direction on product strategy?

The PO is the owner of the product, but that doesn't mean they can do watever they want with the product. At the end of the day, they represent the needs and the wants of all stakeholders. Inevitably, ...
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What does a Product Owner do if they disagree with the CEO's direction on product strategy?

State your case, CEO decides, you execute decision like your job depends on it.
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What workflow optimises the use of Lean Startup, particularly when managing Landing Pages?

This is an excellent question and a refreshing change form the typical project management fodder we get here. I am a former coach for Lean Startup Machine and a previous winner of Lean Startup London ...
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Problems with a decision on layoffs

Assuming that you are the Project Manager (otherwise, why would you post this to our site), you have no "right" to disclose this information to your team, since it was told to you in ...
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What does a Product Owner do if they disagree with the CEO's direction on product strategy?

CEO's and their yes-men are always going to use the excuse that "the company has larger goals that may not align with what is in the best interest of the customer" to justify their decisions ...
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What does a Product Owner do if they disagree with the CEO's direction on product strategy?

What can, and should, a Product Owner / Product Manager do if the CEO has mandated that the team builds something which the Product Owner feels is not in the best interests of the customer? Build a ...
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What does it mean for a product manager to do A/B testing?

There are two components to A/B Testing. The first is the "why". The second is the "how". I'll start with the "how" first. This is the implementation. This is the technical details that developers ...
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How to investigate who don’t like my product and why not like it?

What you are discussing is a funnel for a customer feedback loop to iterate on your product. The good news is that lots of lean startup advice exists to help and guide you solve this problem. For an ...
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Reduce amount of required hotfixes without technical knowledge

If I've understood you correctly your goal is to have a more steady development experience. Less "drop everything and get X to work". Your problem stems from several factors: Customers are promised ...
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What does a Product Owner do if they disagree with the CEO's direction on product strategy?

TL;DR This is not an either/or situation. In a successful agile implementation, all parties collaborate on what product to build and how to validate that it's fit for purpose. If instead you're ...
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What does a Product Owner do if they disagree with the CEO's direction on product strategy?

If it is a minor point, don't sweat it. But if it is a major point, in addition to the other answers, it might also be good to brush up your resume. Sometimes directors and executives don't make ...
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How important is it for Product Manager to know about cloud computing?

Yes - it's important. Cloud Computing is everywhere; if your projects aren't using it then they will, or at the very least the question will (or should) arise: Should we do this on the cloud? As a ...
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How to enable team member to share and discuss about their product and design autonomously?

I realize that most of the time Scrum restricts the creative culture. I'm so sick and tired of people saying "Scrum does this" or "Scrum does that" when in reality, they could ...
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Problems with a decision on layoffs

To piggy back on @Danny Schoemann's answer, the caveat as it relates to project managers is that all of the resources we use to get a project to the finish line, including employees, are temporary. ...
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How to decide what is a problem and what not in Product Management?

In a globally competitive marketplace there is no place for complacency With technology providing a global reach from any corner of the globe, you don't know where your next competitor is going to ...
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Does it make sense to define a vision or strategy in a Startup during Customer Development?

TL;DR You always start Customer Development with a vision and an initial strategy as process inputs, but they can and must evolve along with your business model. The Customer Development methodology ...
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Does it make sense to define a vision or strategy in a Startup during Customer Development?

Vision and strategy advances as your company expand. Thinking about and considering customer dev is an essential way to get your priorities straight because there's no such thing as "too early&...
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What does a Product Owner do if they disagree with the CEO's direction on product strategy?

Most of the time, companies don't aim to build something that is good for the customers, they aim to build something that is good for the company, it just happens to go through the way of also adding ...
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What data am I missing to get from a MVP development company?

Does this project have any 'business' behind it? I only see mentions of technical stuff, but there's always business (of some kind) behind. So I see the lack of 'functional' artifacts in this list. ...
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Reduce amount of required hotfixes without technical knowledge

I know you say you're following Scrum, but are you doing so by the book? Are you creating a potentially releasable product at the end of every Sprint? Are you reviewing the product with the ...
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Recommendations for project core metrics

Lead Time and Cycle Time are more modern metrics than worker time, number of tasks, etc. They're a kind of meta-metric that can be impacted by lots of other things, but ultimately, a process's ...
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