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Pragmatic Framework Implementation

Implement the Pragmatic Framework from the experts at Product Growth Leaders

Product professionals who attend Pragmatic Institute classes come away energized but sometimes confused about where to begin.

Get help implementing the market-driven approach of the Pragmatic Framework with experts who have been there.


A guide to implementing the Pragmatic Framework

It’s hard to know where to begin when implementing the methods and ideas from your Pragmatic classes. How do you get started?

  • Gap Analysis. Begin with a gap analysis to profile each of the 37 activities on the Pragmatic framework. Determine each activity’s importance and assess its current state.

  • Roles and responsibilities. Clarity in ownership is a big issue for all teams. Expand the concept of ownership to a full RACI: Responsible, Approves, Consulted, and Informed. 

  • Design your process. Use the Quartz Open Framework to design (or redesign) your process from idea to product to market using the Pragmatic tools as a starting point.

  • Create your playbook. Build a playbook of the necessary templates and models for each activity and deliverable. The playbook provides consistency across all products.


Map the Pragmatic Framework to Quartz

Use and adapt these standard templates to refine the Pragmatic activities into a process as unique as your organization. ​

  • Quartz process canvas​

  • Product canvas​

  • Public roadmap​

  • Buyer and user personas​

  • Problem-oriented stories​

  • Marketing asset brief, and​

  • Launch canvas​​

Customize these tools to create your best practice.

Templates for implementing the Pragmatic Framework


Implementing the Pragmatic Framework

The "Implementing Pragmatic" learning program from Product Growth Leaders helps you optimize your team's skills and processes.


Seven videos; about 20 minutes.


Upon completing this program, get a one-hour consultation with a Product Growth Leaders coach and the ready-to-use assessment spreadsheet for an additional charge.

Implementing Pragmatic Framework


Rely on the team who's been there

Steve Johnson is an author, speaker, and product coach using modern methods to move products from idea to market. His approach is based on the belief that minimal process and simple templates result in a nimble product team. 

Steve has helped tens of thousands of product professionals understand the fundamentals of product management, first as an executive and instructor at Pragmatic Marketing, and now at Product Growth Leaders.

The coaches at Product Growth Leaders have been trained and certified in the Pragmatic Implementation program developed by Steve Johnson.

Steve Johnson, CEO Product Growth Leaders
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