Planning your WordPress product roadmap

October 10, 2022 00:38:07
Planning your WordPress product roadmap
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Planning your WordPress product roadmap
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WP Product talk is back with co-hosts Matt Cromwell and Kim Coleman sitting down to discuss outlining a WordPress product roadmap. Nathalie Lussier joins the crew to chat about how she and her team plan the AccessAlly course software development.

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