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Product Development

Product Development

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Radoslav Stankov

January 12, 2021
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  1. Product Development Radoslav Stankov 12/01/2020

  2. ! Context " Process # Stories $ Agenda

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  6. How it all started

  7. An Idea t %

  8. Funding t ⛽

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  10. Product Hunt + AngelList t '

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  12. ~150 product launches per day are featured at Product Hunt

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  23. ( Ads 2.0 # Discussions 2.0 ) New mobile app

    * Updated post pages + New activity feed , Karma - Moderation 3.0 . User verification / New onboarding ! StackCam 0 Updated comments " Redesign of topics 1 New profiles 2 Topic feed 3 Need4Speed 4 GoldenKitties 2020 5 Redesign of collections 6 Mobile web improvements 7 Project delight 8 Trust 2.0 9 Summer cleanup : YourStack ; Newsletter updates < Howdy product initiatives in 2020 =
  24. image credit: remotehub.io

  25. Process

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  28. “Process is automatic decisions for trivial questions and framework for

    making decisions for all other questions.” - Rado What is process
  29. Collaborative Single Player Mode

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  32. https://blog.rstankov.com/collaborative-single-player-mode/

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  34. Design Sprint Implement Sprint Implement Sprint Bug Duty Work in

    2 week cycles > ? @ A
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  36. https://basecamp.com/shapeup Inspired by...

  37. ...kinda B

  38. Project Iteration Delivery Retro every 2 weeks

  39. Project Iteration Delivery Retro

  40. Project C scope D target metric ⏳ milestones every 2

    weeks F developer G designer H community member I Slack channel J only mission oriented meetings
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  42. Project Iteration Delivery Retro

  43. Task Planning ⚽ focus first on what won’t change L

    know what "ready" means M what should I do today? ⚾ retrospectives
  44. https://blog.rstankov.com/how-i-plan-and-execute-features/ Feature Progress

  45. All hands meeting • GOAL - keep company in sync

    • every Monday • require for everybody • share company CORE metrics • mention any HEALTH metrics weirdness • project status updates and demos
  46. Mission oriented meetings • avoid status updates, use Slack for

    this • before meeting - publish the agenda • agenda is items to discuss/decide • follow the agenda • after meeting list action items with responsible party
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  48. Slack Channels - weekly-updates - changelog - feedback - emergency-room

    - virtual-coffee - project-planing - project-[...] - [team] - engineering-wip - auto-[...]
  49. Project Iteration Delivery Retro

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  54. O Feature switches

  55. OFF ON User O Feature switches Check

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  57. 1 week 2 week 3 week ...

  58. 1 week 2 week 3 week ... developer

  59. 1 week 2 week 3 week ... developer beta

  60. 1 week 2 week 3 week ... developer beta admin

  61. 1 week 2 week 3 week ... developer beta admin

    everybody
  62. Project Iteration Delivery Retro

  63. Retrospective • did we achieve our goal? • what did

    we learn? • how should we improve?
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  65. Stories

  66. Why stories matter?

  67. Why stories matter? • motivation

  68. Why stories matter? • motivation • cautionary tale

  69. Why stories matter? • motivation • cautionary tale • shape

    culture
  70. Why stories matter? • motivation • cautionary tale • shape

    culture • ... fun P
  71. Document your history

  72. Document your history

  73. Document your history • team photos of key events

  74. Document your history • team photos of key events •

    every month gather product screenshots
  75. Document your history • team photos of key events •

    every month gather product screenshots • keep list of cool stories to share
  76. Listen to your community

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  80. Build in the open

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  85. Test before build

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  89. Don't build until needed

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  92. Learn from your mistakes
 (no blame culture)

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  95. B Q Tuesday → Thursday Q

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