No pushback to management. Again, a lack of testing and questioning potential features signifies a lack of empowerment in a team. If a team doesn’t feel like it is safe to say to management, “Hey, that thing we tested? It doesn’t work. We don’t think it’s worth the money to build it,” then the chances of a successful set-up for Product Management is slim.
It’s a huge red flag when a team not only can’t take ownership for what they are building, but they can’t even tell me why they are building it. This means that the originator of the idea never connected the why to the what.