The Blue Balls of Product Scope

Tim Leisio
Oct 10, 2015 · 2 min read

A bit of fun communicating the challenges of product scope as it relates to product creation in an environment that’s not quite yet at the stages of mature user experience.

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Ideal product scope & what the product team can handle.
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What product scope is & what the product team can handle.
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What an ideal simplification initiative looks like & what the product team can handle.
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What a realistic outcome of a simplification initiative is & what the product team can handle.
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What customers say they want & what the product team can handle.
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What business demands & what the product team can handle.
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What the financiers enable & what the product team can handle.
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What gets planned and executed for version one release & what the product team can handle.
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What the post-release road map looks like & what the product team can handle.
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What customers actually need & what the product team can handle.
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What the lowest business risk is & what the product team can handle.
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What scope has the best user experience & what the product team can handle.
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What a sustainable product is & what the product team can handle.

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