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Test whether your assumptions are valid.

The best way to determine that their product is useful is to put it in front of the people most likely to use it. This can mean market testing, or it can mean asking people on your own team--ideally, those in roles it's designed for--to give it a go.

Treat your prototypes not as  but as conversation pieces. You're not only trying to find faults in your design, but also validate that the use cases that you identified are correct and identify if there is something for the future that you can put on the road map.

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