Category: Product Engineering
- Opinionated software ()
E-mail is seeing a wave of innovation. You might think that e-mail is “done” but opinionated software can appeal to niches of hundreds of thousands of customers. This is how startups can compete today.
- Presenting is just one part of speaking at conferences, and how to adapt to virtual events ()
There is significantly more value in the long-tail of all the components of a talk than just speaking to people who happen to be present in the room at the time.
- The importance of the developer experience – comparing Google Cloud Functions vs Azure Functions ()
In porting a project from Google Cloud Functions to Azure Functions, I found Microsoft’s developer experience is a great example of attention to detail. What does that mean for startups selling to developers?
- Obsolescence forced by software ()
Perfectly functional hardware, forced into obsolescence by software. Do you always want to use the latest and greatest? What about your users? How long should you maintain software and APIs for?
- Staying connected to the front line ()
When was the last time you spoke to your manager’s manager or your company CEO? You can only effectively manage 7-10 people so this post explores how you can stay in touch (with customers and employees) as your organisation grows.
- Losing it in the last mile – why owning the full delivery stack is important ()
Owning the full delivery stack is a principle that applies widely and yet few seem to understand how important the end to end customer experience is.
- The one job of the early stage startup CTO ()
With so many things happening in early stage startups, what is the one thing the CTO should focus their time on?
- A Japanese software experience ()
If you have been to Japan, you will remember the high level of service everywhere you go. What is the Japanese customer experience and how can it be applied to create a differentiator for your own customers?
- Parachuting tasks because available time is fixed ()
Available time does not change – you can’t add more hours to the day. So why do we ignore this when planning work and progressing tasks, especially in engineering?
- Influence is the product manger’s best tool ()
How can product managers get things done when they have little to no direct authority over the teams actually implementing the project?