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The Product Development Process at Wistia and Why it Resembles a Mountain-Climbing Team

Maintaining your agility while simultaneously making the product development process predictable is one of the biggest challenges any product leader faces.

It was about a year ago that we realized:

  • we were failing at this, and
  • our laissez-faire, do-what-you-will take on project management was the culprit.

This was hard for us to accept because our lack of rigid project management was exactly what had allowed us to build a great product in the first place. As time went on and both our team and product grew, the project management philosophy that once propelled us ahead had begun to slow us down.

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How to Build a Product Team from the Inside Out

It’s easy to see hiring as a cure to many scaling ills.

Most organizations that start hiring to build out the product team have not exhausted the potential on their current team. They’re missing a huge opportunity right in front of them. Growing your team from within is harder and requires more effort, but I believe it also helps you build a fundamentally stronger team in the long-run.

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