How product teams can prepare for 2023
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How product teams can prepare for 2023

Here are 5 essential resources for product operations teams in the new year.

Strong product leaders never stop learning: there’s always a new approach to consider, a landscape shift to understand, or an innovative competitor to track. The beginning of a new year—with all of its attendant planning sessions and calibrations—is a perfect time to cultivate that learner’s mindset. As you plan 2023, you’re probably asking your team (and yourself) what you can do differently, and do better, this year.

With that in mind, we've put together a list of resources for your product ops toolkit, specifically designed to bring insight and fresh perspectives to your 2023 planning.

>The best product roadmap tools for your team

Resource #1: Product Teams Benchmark Report

Defining your product’s vision and strategy. Aligning your team around common goals. Delivering your product on time, and within budget. Every business is unique, but product leaders at large enterprises share many challenges—and stand to learn a lot from one another.

In this report, we surveyed over 700 product professionals to bring you the latest insights on how the best teams are achieving success. You'll find data-backed benchmarks that will help you set goals and plan for success in the new year. By understanding how other teams are structured, prioritizing their roadmaps, and measuring success, you can gain valuable insights and make informed decisions about your own product team's plans for 2023.

Report: Benchmarks for product teams

Bonus: Go even more in-depth with the complete 2022 Product Insights report.

The complete 2022 Product teams insight report

Resource #2: Streamline your product ops webinar

This 50-minute, watch-at-your-own-pace webinar will show you how teams like yours power their product development processes. See how their prioritization decisions and delivery plans come together in one place, and watch their complex, connected workflows come to life in Airtable.

You’ll leave the webinar with:

  • An overview of Airtable and the challenges it can help your team solve
  • Key features and best practices for gathering insights, defining a strategy, and executing your roadmap with live demos of the product
  • Where to find additional resources like guides, videos, and more

Webinar: Streamline product operations with Airtable

Resource #3: Rules of the Roadmap ebook

To deliver truly great products, you need the whole organization to work together and combine each team's skills with deep customer feedback. But achieving this state is easier said than done... especially when product teams are balancing a tangled web of internal workflows and an onslaught of customer demands.

In this ebook, Airtable's Product team shares what we've learned about planning, measuring, and prioritizing a roadmap. We'll break down everything from the planning process to staying focused on building products customers love. You'll learn how to effectively plan, measure, and prioritize your product roadmap to create products that your customers will love.

Rules of the roadmap: An expert-led guide

Resource #4: Insights-driven product development

Many product leaders struggle to keep their teams laser-focused on their customers. Siloed systems and disparate owners are often to blame, making it difficult to collect and interpret customer feedback. Without accessible customer insights, your team may be prioritizing the wrong initiatives, making ad hoc decisions, and duplicating work across the organization.

In this webinar, we will discuss the challenges and impact of siloed feedback on your business, provide best practices for centralizing feedback and triaging insights, and show demos of key product use cases such as UX research and gathering feedback.

Webinar: Product development guided by insights

Resource #5: How KOJ transformed their product development lifecycle

The Kamal Osman Jamjoom Group (KOJ), a global retailer with over 700 stores and 10 brands, experienced the pain of siloed, fractured organizations  firsthand. The company relied on legacy processes and outdated tools that were unable to adapt to the needs of each brand, resulting in manual labor and conflicting data. This slowed down product execution and made it difficult for teams to stay aligned.

On Wednesday, December 14th, we’ll be joined by Osman Jamjoom, KOJ’s Head of Innovation and Omnichannel. Learn how KOJ transformed their global operations and product development systems using the Airtable Connected Apps Platform.

In this webinar, Osmam will be sharing how KOJ:

  • Evaluated solutions to drive digital transformations across a global organization
  • Built a single source of truth to manage their product development lifecycle and streamline cross-functional communications
  • Saved 143,000 hours per year and doubled product velocity as a result of this digital transformation initiative

Sign up here, or watch the on-demand version after the live event: Webinar: How KOJ transformed their product development lifecycle

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