Who is this product developer at all? /Blog of the company ManyChat /geek magazine
Today, the prefix “grocery” appears in job titles - designer, analyst, developer Companies that adhere to the product approach expect candidates to have a certain way of thinking, good technical skills are not enough. My name is Mikhail Mazein, I am the same product developer at ManyChat, I’m involved in the backend and involved in the hiring process. Let's talk about how it looks from the inside.
Remember the famous story about two classmate programmers? One of them was a threesome, the second - an avid student. Troechnik made a small prototype, opened a company for several months, entered the market. And the excellent student worked on a very thoughtful and beautiful architecture. As a result, two years later the three-year-old had a company and a niche in the market, and an excellent student came to him for an interview. The story is ironic, but quite a lot of true facts lie under the hood.
Eric Rees - “Business from scratch. Lean Startup method for quickly testing ideas and choosing a business model ”
An economical startup is a whole approach that allows you to develop products that are really necessary for the user. The name may give the impression that the approach is applicable only to startups. But the author himself claims that this is not so: a startup for him is any project, even if it is implemented within a large company. Using examples of stories from various businesses, the book talks about the importance of quickly testing hypotheses on real users, collecting feedback, analyzing it, and following adjustments. In this book, the author defines such concepts as MVP, growth hypothesis, value hypothesis, leap of faith and much more.
Cindy Alvarez - Lean Customer Development
If you are already ready to chat with users and have your first CustDev, but don’t know where to start, this book can help you. Here you can easily find information on how to choose the right users for the interview, how to conduct the interview correctly to find the real pain of the user, why it is useful to show even a minimally viable layout in order to get the first feedback and test your hypothesis.
Richard Banfield, Martin Eriksson, Nate Walkingshaw - “Product Leadership”
This book presents interviews with leading product managers from around the world in which they share approaches, styles, ideas, and methods for successfully managing a product team and developing products. In this book you can find answers to questions:
What are the best approaches for managing a product team depending on the stage of development of a company?
What distinguishes successful product team leaders and strong product teams?
What are the ways to work with clients, agencies and partners?
Mike Cohn - Custom Stories. Flexible software development ”
This book describes in detail the process of preparing development requirements based on a study of product users and identifying user stories - short and understandable cases that will bring value to the end user of the product. If you decide to read a book, you will find practical methods for collecting stories; how to act in situations where there is no way to directly communicate with users; explanations of what makes the stories good or bad and much more that will help to effectively apply this approach for setting goals and planning.
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