What is Testimonial Driven Development?

Mind the Product

The products they develop will eventually solve some problems and make people’s lives easier, and there is nothing wrong with this approach. However, I want to present a different perspective, Testimonial Driven Development (TDD). Testimonial Driven Development Explained.

Internal Product Development by Lucia Adams

Mind the Product

Developing influence across an organisation allows you to drive products – and transformation – forward. The Transformation Engine. Workshopping – Workshop the “how” and “why”, not just the “what” in terms of values and behaviours in product development.

Engineering led? What to watch for

The Product Bistro

There are three principal types of companies: Sales led, marketing led, and engineering led. All three of them have distinct characteristics and traits, however, the engineering led organization (or ELO) has some distinct attributes that you can key off of. They do a lot of ETO (engineered to order) business. They do have a sales team, but the sales people are likely to be engineers, or former engineers themselves. Engineers love detailed documentation.

How to prepare for engineering interview assignments

Inside Intercom

Interview assignments have become a common component of the hiring process for engineering roles. If you’re interviewing for a job at Intercom, we aim to develop a holistic understanding of the way you think about building product and approach engineering problems.

Monetizing Analytics Features: Why Data Visualizations Will Never Be Enough

engineers don’t have to recreate or replicate. development team can focus. developer resources CON Building analytics is code- intensive, which means it. requires more developer. look like your vendor’s brand, not yours Development time will depend on.

Optimal Product Process™ 3.0 Phase Three: Develop

280 Group

This post describes the third phase in the Optimal Product Process: Develop. Using a great plan (whether an Agile backlog with sprint priorities assigned or a more formal plan) the agreed upon product is then developed. Solidify any development plans that remain uncertain.

From Engineering To Product Management: The Two-Step Career Move

bpma ProductHub

The transition from engineering to product management is one of the most difficult. Of all roles that touch the product, engineers are the furthest removed from the market and the customers. It can be done successfully however, as many engineers have already proven.

Empathy-Driven Development: How Engineers Can Tap into This Critical Skill

First Round Review

After teaching us how to conquer technical debt, the CEO of Corgibytes returns to the Review to explain why empathy is technical skill, and how engineers can leverage this powerful tool in their practice. Andrea Goulet is determined to change the way that the tech industry talks about empathy.

Developing Product Management Confidence

bpma ProductHub

But how do you develop the confidence required to lead a team of stakeholders to a positive outcome? Such a trait is crucial to Product Management roles if you want sales, marketing and engineering to trust and follow your direction.

Motivating Development Teams

Mironov Consulting

As noted in my last post , Sales and Marketing often wonder whether Engineering is sufficiently motivated and engaged. Motivation and engagement look different on the tech side of the room: the outbound team often can’t tell whether Engineering is emotionally engaged.

The 5 Levels of Analytics Maturity

As a result, the new world of software development is. Logi developed the Analytics Maturity Model to represent the. The ISVs, SaaS providers, and IT developers that can offer. incremental development effort. FROM BASIC BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE REQUIREMENTS TO.

Internal Product Development at the Financial Times by Claire Parker

Mind the Product

In this ProductTank London talk, Claire Parker describes how the Financial Times built internal tools for editorial use by using a product development approach. Claire outlines the key milestones of the Lantern journey by detailing aspects of the product development approach.

The Product Development Lifecycle: Roles & Responsibilities

The Product Coalition

In an organization with engineers, engineering managers, technical project managers, product managers, UI/UX designers, what is the responsibility and working relationship between the different roles? What are the requirements of this new development.

Managing Manufactured Products: Design and Development

Mind the Product

Now, let’s start designing and developing. Industrial Design vs Industrial Engineering. The same principles will apply to industrial designers and industrial engineers. Your industrial engineers will prioritize function over form. New Product Development Processes.

Invisible Engines

Product Bookshelf

Invisible Engines: How Software Platforms Drive Innovation and Transform Industries by David S. “Invisible engines” are software platforms, software which makes services available to other software through Application Programming Interfaces.

Executive Report: The Customer Data Too Often Overlooked by the C-Suite

part is analyzing data across channels to develop. This may involve developing and. analytics engines. value to sales, marketing, IT, product development and. business development. New Study Reveals Reliance on Too Few. Data Sources; Organizations Likely Missing.

Why your engineering processes need to solve real problems

Inside Intercom

I came to Intercom from a company with a culture of heavyweight engineering processes. From an engineering perspective, it successfully kept you focused on coding. Processes have to serve the development of the product. When I started at Intercom, however, I was surprised at how lightweight the weekly engineering processes felt compared to my previous company. The post Why your engineering processes need to solve real problems appeared first on Inside Intercom.

Escape From the Feature Roadmap to Outcome-driven Development

Mind the Product

The default behaviour of a team with this kind of roadmap is to complete one feature and then start developing the next one, even if the context (strategy, user needs, competition) has changed. I’ve made a lot of roadmaps in my time.

Strong Engineering Culture, Strong Product Culture by Andrew Martinez-Fonts

Mind the Product

I’m a group product manager at Yelp, and in this presentation from MTP Engage, I look at why it’s so important to create a supportive culture where product people and engineers collaborate and trust each other. Those values also express themselves on the product and engineering teams.

Let’s stop calling it software engineering

Under10 Playbook

Let’s stop calling it software engineering or software development. Much of the language of software creation is based on the manufacturing metaphor. We “plan” software. We “engineer” software. We “assemble” software.

New Study: 2018 State of Embedded Analytics Report

Part 3: Analytics Development Platforms Keep Applications Ahead of the Market. While I was at this company, new cloud services were developed in weeks and upgraded daily. development methods, and what the future of analytics looks like. development. 2018 STATE OF.

Getting Design Agencies and Engineering Teams to Work Together

Mind the Product

Someone I know is about to kick off a big project with separate companies managing the design and development. Design agencies and engineering teams are filled with talented and experienced people. Both agencies and engineering team are often evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their individual output. In my experience, design agencies and engineering teams can successfully work together if they have the right structure, oversight and mindset in place.

Making the transition from consultant to product engineer

Inside Intercom

Those unfamiliar with what product engineers do could be forgiven for assuming that it’s all broadly the same job. But making the transition from consultant engineer to a product engineer was a revelation – I realized that working as an engineer in client services and working as a product engineer are essentially two completely different jobs, bridged only by the common use of technology. Being a Consultant Engineer.

Stripe’s Will Larson on engineering and infrastructure management

Inside Intercom

As a startup scales, the importance of infrastructure engineers simply can’t be overstated. They’re the ones making sure your app is secure, that uptime looks good, and that the rest of your engineering org has the right tools to build features your users need and want. Today he’s leading Foundation Engineering at Stripe. One of my friends who had worked at Digg had moved there, and I went to work on the infrastructure engineering team.

Reddit’s Nick Caldwell on engineering leadership

Inside Intercom

On day one as Reddit’s new VP of Engineering, Nick Caldwell faced a dilemma. He had just spent 13 years at Microsoft, most recently as the head of 300 engineers. At Reddit, he led a team of 35 – none of whom knew how to manage other engineers. Managers oversee their team members’ work and career development. Nick Caldwell: I’m VP of engineering at Reddit. I got into engineering through my father. Our 170 engineers at Reddit are great.

Break point: Product engineers and the pursuit of speed and safety

Inside Intercom

As engineers, one of the fundamental things we have to learn is the extent to which we can break things – how do we get the right balance between shipping safely and shipping fast? Almost 3 years in as a product engineer here, I have changed my perspective.

Building Stronger Relationships Between Product Management and Engineering

Proficientz – Product Management University

What are some things we can do to build stronger product management and engineering relationships? Here are three simple practices you can adopt to strengthen your product management and engineering relationships so they work together more harmoniously. Product Management should take the lead and provide regular forums for Engineering on topics such as emerging market trends and target customer challenges, new business practices, and current customer successes.In

A Guide to Collaborating With and Motivating Your Engineering Team

Mind the Product

Frustrated Engineer. Product management and engineering needs to have a constant push-pull for progress to be made. Here are some of the things to keep in mind when working with engineers that I’ve gleaned from my experience. Lose time by over-building (or worse, building the wrong solution) because, had the engineers understood the problem being solved, they might have had a better (or quicker) way to solve it. Nobody likes process, certainly not engineers.

Developing your spidey Product sense

BrainMates

In this sense, they have developed a superpower, and extra sense – a ‘spidey sense’ Spiderman is known for his spidey sense. But how do Army, Navy and Airforce folks develop their spidey sense? How can Product Managers develop their spidey sense?

Should You Be a Product Manager or a Software Engineer?

PMLesson's Ace the PM Interview

Here's a breakdown of how to consider a career in product management versus software engineering As a new grad, I was lucky enough to choose between product management and software engineering amongst other options. As an engineer, you’re responsible for building and shipping software.

Let’s stop calling it software engineering

Under10 Playbook

Let’s stop calling it software engineering or software development. Much of the language of software creation is based on the manufacturing metaphor. We “plan” software. We “engineer” software. We “assemble” software.

Save engineering time on your data warehouse pipeline

Mixpanel

In this post, we’ll outline how this can save you time and engineering resources, and why our customers call it “Mixpanel’s most important product right now” . Spend time and engineering resources more wisely.

3 Myths About Bringing Customers into Agile Development

Centercode

To keep products evolving at the speed of their customers’ lives, software teams have adopted agile development practices. Our software development report revealed that the majority feel strapped for time and resources. Bring Your Customers into Agile Development.

Improving Modern Software Development with Customer Feedback

Centercode

Last month, Coding Sans shared the insights of almost 700 tech survey respondents in their 2019 State of Software Development report. The wonderful nuggets of information in the report shed light on the challenges involved with modern software development.

The Slippery Slope of Sales-Led Development

Mironov Consulting

But it’s easy for B2B/enterprise companies to fall into a sales-led development model where the majority of work is for individual customers – starving the core product of innovation, new features, quality improvements and technical resilience.

Going on tour: How we spread engineering knowledge and culture across Intercom

Inside Intercom

Large engineering organizations face a common problem – different teams working on different parts of a product can end up having specific domain knowledge, and even specific cultures, that can lead to silos. What is an engineering tour? How to design an engineering tour.

The recipe for developing your career as a product designer

Inside Intercom

Developing your product design career as an individual contributor. As a designer on the management path, a large part of my focus has been to help individual contributor (IC) designers to develop in their role. Results: The main ingredient of career development.

Edmond Lau and Jean Hsu on engineering more leaders and better working relationships

Inside Intercom

As up and coming engineers in Silicon Valley, Jean Hsu and Edmond Lau long sought more influence and impact in their respective positions – but they couldn’t shake the feeling of being stuck. Many engineers feel like they must make a jump into management to lead. But as Jean and Edmond will now tell you, following years of engineering leadership at Quip, Quora, Medium and more, that simply isn’t the case. Jean: Especially with engineering teams.

The Product Market Fit Engine | Rahul Vohra, CEO, Superhuman | BoS USA 2018

Business of Software Conference

Rahul Vohra (Founder/CEO, Superhuman) – The Product-Market Fit Engine from Business of Software Conference. This is the story of how we’ve built a Product-Market Fit Engine. These are hyper ambitious, super intelligent engineers. Sean Ellis & The Engine.

The Software Development Deli Counter

Mironov Consulting

I’ve noticed a frequent executive-level misalignment of expectations across a range of software/tech companies, particularly in B2B/Enterprise companies and where Sales/Marketing is geographically far away from Engineering/Product Management.