Product managers collect so much information, and from so many sources. Whether it’s highly qualitative user interviews or big data from product analytics, feedback just keeps landing on their proverbial desks. And this is just the feedback they asked for. On top of that, there’s plenty of unsolicited feedback; this could come from users or competitors, but a lot of it is internally generated, coming from eager salespeople or customer success folks desperate for answers.
With all this feedback, you can hit analysis paralysis. If you’re planning a product horizon, which feedback is more important? External or internal?
In our poll, 85% of you believed the external feedback is more important, and that was also the opinion of both of our debaters. They both refer to the fact that even internal feedback essentially external feedback relayed by internal sources. But, out there in the product wild, there’s still 15% who believe internal feedback is more important — are you one of them? Tell us in the comments!