The Difficulty of “Feature Parity”

Catherine Shyu
Feb 13, 2017 · 6 min read
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“Feature parity” should not be treated as a hard requirement when building for a new platform or redesigning a product. It’s a risky blanket statement that causes bloat by including all the mistakes you made while building the original product.

Where Does the Requirement for Feature Parity Come From?

Managing Feature Parity During a Product Rewrite

The pressure of “feature parity” disappeared because we proved ourselves wrong — customers were perfectly willing to pay for a product that didn’t have all the bells and whistles.

Defining Scope with Metrics when Building for a New Platform

Bets You Can Make

How to Cut Down “Feature Parity”


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All Things Product Management

Providing clarity around the finer details of product management.