Tactical Outsourcing

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Slides Calvin Chu recently used in his discussion w/ mentees of The Product Mentor. The Product Mentor is a program designed to pair Product Mentors and Mentees from around the World, across all industries, from start-up to enterprise, guided by the fundamental goals…Better Decisions. Better Products. Better Product People. Throughout the program, each mentor leads a conversation in an area of their expertise that is live streamed and available to both mentee and the broader product community. http://TheProductMentor.com

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  • 1. TacticalOutsourcing ForProductManagement CalvinChu

2. WhatisTacticalOutsourcing? 3. *People *Money *Risk WhatisTacticalOutsourcing? 4. *Whyyoushouldntdoit *Howyoushouldntdoit *Whyyoushould WhatisTacticalOutsourcing? 5. * Stakeholders * ProductPurpose * ScopeDescription * MarketAssumptions * Personas * Features * Functional * Screens * Usability * Support * Technology * API&InterfacePoints * ReleaseCriteria * Branding * SalesSupport * TimeFrame SomeCommonPRDParts 6. *Speed *Budget *Quality Whyandhow? 7. * Gun.io * Freelancer.com * eLance.com(&odesk) * TechMeetups * Craigslist * ContractingAgencies * IndependentFreelancers/OtherMarketplaces * Interns OutsourcingResources 8. eLance RFQGoeshere 9. * Basecamp,SkypeChat,SkypeVideo,Groupme, github,socialcast. * Automateautomate * Makesureallplayershaveasynopsisofthesystem butthedetailsarentthatnecessary,dont overwhelmthesubprojectleads * Ifoverseas,factorinfordoublethetimechatting CommunicationsGlue 10. * WhatisaRequestforQuotation? TheTimeRuleofThumb Time RFQWork Contractor Work Communicat ions 11. ReqDoc * Anexampletemplate canbefoundhere: * http://www.qando.net/ wp-content/uploads/ rfp_web_sample.pdf 12. * Explainwhytheyshouldcare Product&OrgBackground 13. * Explainwhattheyneedtodoinordertobid GroundRules 14. * SlicePRD * ProduceObjectiveSection * FunctionalRequirements * SummaryofFunctions * ExampleFunctions:minperformance,features,etc * Eachofthefunctionslistedinthesummaryshouldbe numberedandfollowingeachsection,eachthingisexplained indetail.Forexample: * Section5:GraphicsPerformance.Eachscreenshouldrespond todragcommandswithin250ms,andrespondtoclickable areaswithin500ms. TheObjective 15. * Explainupfronthowtheywillbeselected * Readresponses * Funneldownto5 * Runthenaliststhroughahoop * Interview,interview,Interview SelectionCriteria 16. * Itisnotaboutgettingthecheapestprice Price