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The Study of Product Team Performance, 2015

The Study

The Study of Product Team Performance, 2015

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It gives us great pleasure to invite you to participate in the fourth annual Study of Product Team Performance. This groundbreaking research is generously sponsored by our gold sponsors Project Connections, SensorSix and Actuation Consulting.
Additional promotional partners include; the Product Development and Management Association (PDMA Chicago), the American Society for the Advancement of Project Management, the International Institute of Business Analysts (Chicagoland), the Boston Product Management Association, the Orange County Product Managers, Engineering Leadership / San Francisco Bay Area Meetup and the Chicago Product Management Association.

The purpose of this global study is to assess the dynamics of product team performance and determine what factors impede or improve product development outcomes. This year’s survey results will be compiled and the aggregate survey results will be made available to participants through Actuation Consulting and our sponsors and partners.

The survey contains 22 questions and will take approximately 8 minutes to complete.

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1. 1 of 22. Do you play an active role creating or enhancing products or services within your organization? *This question is required.
2. 2 of 22. Which of the following titles do you directly report to? *This question is required.
3. 3 of 22. Which of the following best describes your organization’s primary business focus? *This question is required.
4. 4 of 22. What is your company’s annual revenue in U.S. dollars? *This question is required.
5. 5 of 22. Which of the following titles best describes your primary role? *This question is required.
6. 6 of 22. How many people are on your core product team? *This question is required.
7. 7 of 22. Which of these statements best describes your view of your core product team’s performance against organizational expectations? *This question is required.
8. 8 of 22. How would you characterize your job satisfaction? *This question is required.
9. 9 of 22. How would you characterize the impact that personnel turnover is having on delivering products to market? *This question is required.
10. 10 of 22. Do you feel that your organization does an effective job of decision-making in order for the product team to successfully develop products? (Select all that apply) *This question is required.
11. 11 of 22. How does your company’s culture react when unforeseen issues are encountered in the product development process? *This question is required.
12. 12 of 22. Which of the following methodologies best describes the way your organization develops products? *This question is required.
13. 13 of 22. Which of the following methodologies do you associate with increasing your product’s profitability? *This question is required.
14. 14 of 22. Who prioritizes the requirements backlog? *This question is required.
15. 15 of 22. How effective are standups in your organization? *This question is required.
16. 16 of 22. How much time do product managers spend in the field in your organization? (Talking to customers, conducting market research, attending tradeshows, etc.) *This question is required.
17. 17 of 22. What metrics are product managers in your organization held accountable to? (Select all that apply)
18. 18 of 22. Who is responsible for incubating and leading the definition and development of innovative or disruptive products in your organization? *This question is required.
19. 19 of 22. User experience is perceived as becoming increasingly important to the design and development of successful products. Where does user experience report in your organization? *This question is required.
20. 20 of 22. Where do you think user experience should report in order to be the most effective? *This question is required.
21. 21 of 22. At what phase or phases of the product develop process does UX work with product management in your organization? (Select all that apply) *This question is required.
22. 22 of 22. Did your organization successfully achieve its financial goals in 2014? *This question is required.