"The Blob", Feature Creep, And Determining The Right Product Features

Yesterday we summarized “The Blob” In 10 Screencaps Or Less™. Today, we extract a product management lesson from that classic 1950’s sci-fi flick.

According to its theme song, The Blob is a gelatinous creature that “creeps and leaps and glides and slides across the floor, right through the door and all around the wall”. It consumes everything in its path, growing ever larger and more dangerous.

Product manager and project managers routinely encounter features creeping up on them in a Blob-like fashion . . . attaching themselves to the work at hand, often with the best of intentions, and inadvertently endangering or even killing the product or project.

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