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Homegrown Tools Are No Longer Sufficient for Modern Product Management

Published: 31 May 2019

ID: G00384607

Analyst(s): Clifton Gilley


Product managers often rely on a toolset consisting primarily of homegrown tools or office productivity tools. Recent expansion of the commercial market for off-the-shelf product management tools that provide more affordable, scalable and focused solutions is rendering this approach obsolete.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • More Tools Built for Product Managers Will Mean More Opportunities to Elevate Product Processes
  • More Scalable COTS Tools Will Allow More Cost-Efficient Management of Processes
  • Increased Tool Flexibility Will Mean Easier Integration and Adoption

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