Microsoft Word’s Feature Creep

A product manager comes up with cool ideas and executes against them.

But what happens when unnecessary features creep into your product? 

They bloat the software, making it slower and resource-intensive to run. 

In his Ted Talk – Simplicity Sells, David Pogue pointed out how using all the toolbars of Microsoft Word left only a tiny area for the actual text. 

He said – “The hard part is not deciding what features to add, it’s deciding what features to leave out.”

It’s important to ensure that your product adds value to the user – and not just entice them with bells & whistles. 

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