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Best practices are evolving rapidly. It can be hard to keep up. That's why we're actively creating and curating quality content that reflects the latest ideas about product design, development, and management. Take a look around and check back regularly.

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How to Have a Whole Product Team without Having a $1m Payroll

The fact is: building software is a production as involved as making a movie, and hiring just a developer (or two) isn’t going to get you there.

This is where Team-as-a-Service becomes a powerful alternative to both insourcing and offshoring.

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Tech Debt: The Flicker That Can Quickly Turn To Flames

It started small. A few loose wires and a lot of insulation. In minutes, flames lit up the living room. Luckily, as it was under renovation, the home was empty.

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The Future of Hiring

If you’re building a tech organization today, you don’t want to miss these highlights and key insights from Ryan’s talk “How to Build a Diverse and Sustainable Talent Pipeline.”

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What Matters Most when Choosing a Software Development Company?

We recently asked over 500 professionals what mattered most to them when choosing a software development company, and the results were so unsettling we had to dig in deeper and dissect.

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How to Plan a Product Release

Release planning is an opportunity to bring detail to the whole product and its various inherent workflows upfront, and in collaboration with key team members.

In this article we discuss why release planning matters, who should participate, and how to lead an effective release planning session.

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How to Bootstrap a Successful Product Business

There are lots of great benefits to the "bootstrapping" approach, but it’s not for the faint of heart.

In this article we share some great reasons to consider bootstrapping your product business and a few words of caution to consider before you go all in.

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100 PM Podcast

Join Suzanne Abate weekly as she talks to product leaders across the country to uncover what makes product management so exciting and so challenging.

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The Fullscreen Case Study

Fullscreen was rising fast and needed a revamp on the creator platform to meet the demands of it's users.

In this Case Study, we show how assisted Fullscreen in engineering and team building to deliver massive growth.

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Self-Funding a SaaS Business with Jim Semick, ProductPlan

Join Jim Semick, co-founder of popular roadmapping software ProductPlan, as he shares the journey of prescriptive customer development and self-funding sacrifice that led his company to sustainable success.

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Avoid Alienating New Hires

At The Development Factory, we help a lot of companies build world-class teams. Good hires sometimes go wrong. Sometimes an unfit person gets through the interview process, but more likely the organization fails to foster the hire from day one.

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