My name is Sean Boyce and I offer product strategy consulting services through my company NxtStep. I can help make your B2B (Business to Business), SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) company successful. Email me to learn more at sean@nxtstep.io.

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Stop Missing Deadlines

As a product manager, I’m very process oriented.  As a result, I’m borderline obsessed with efficiency.  If there is a way to save me time, I’m all over it.  Every product manager’s nightmare starts out with missed deadlines and only gets worse from there.  While you may not know much about my area of expertise…

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Why A Competitor Analysis Is Important To The Success Of Your Product

Every product has competition.  Depending on your industry the field may be crowded and full of competition or dominated by only a few major players.  Regardless, it is important to have a thorough understanding of your competition.  Your competitors shape the landscape for your industry.  Understanding the competition will help you identify opportunities and better…

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What is a Product Roadmap?

Whenever we’re deciding to go somewhere it’s always helpful to have a map.  I find it easy to take for granted the convenience afforded to us through technology.  If I’m driving somewhere and know where I’m going I’ll enter my destination address into google maps just in case there is any trouble on my route.…

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What is Lean Product Development?

Lean product development has origins rooted in manufacturing.  Principles and practices refined overtime within the manufacturing industry have been repurposed for methods of developing digital products.  The most basic description of lean development is a methodology focused on reducing waste.  Waste can be in the form of something physical (think manufacturing) or virtual (unnecessary software…

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What is Blockchain Technology?

I’m sure by now you’ve heard of the increasingly popular cryptocurrency bitcoin.  Possibly in your travels throughout the internet you’ve also heard the term blockchain.  There is a reason why blockchain and blockchain technology is often mentioned when people are talking about cryptocurrency (such as bitcoin).  Blockchain technology is what has enabled the functionality of…

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The Rise of HR Tech Products

We are all well aware of Human Resources (HR), but what might be less familiar is a term that has been popping up everywhere – HR Tech.  HR Tech is a term used to describe the technology revolution as it applies to the HR industry.  The Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) predicted several trends…