My initial interaction with stakeholders is crucial in understanding the scope of any research undertaking. I listen, ask questions and collect information about objectives, constraints, and future product plans, data that guides my research strategy.
Below are some questions I always ask product teams before a research project.
What do stakeholders want to know about their product, features, users, or competitors?
What time, product, or market constraints should I be aware of?
Who are the target users? Are there any data on user personas I should be aware of?
When is the latest date I can deliver results that will still be useful?
My Research Process spans several stages of product development.
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