Product Development Culture. Just gaping at these three words and I bet they mean even more for the business bureaucrats than the traditional one- if you know what I mean! Even big shots have spent a bomb on keeping their strategies under multifold layers. But the million dollar question is why and for what? One at a time.
Why - Business works ideally on wheels of their signature product manufacturing and horsepower of all those who make the make it moving. So having a strong workable process is a must. So the secrecy of the culture rounds up the need for healthy competition and personal growth.
Well, I guess the second query is resolved in the first itself. But if the secrecy is placed how do others who-are-not-a-part of the big league get their dose of magic potion to elevate their progress graph. Simple read on!
Here I have collected the simple basic traits that make a product development process smooth.
- Stable though flexible development strategy
From the inception of product you should be clear of what is the route that is going to be followed. Though you should be open for profitable shortcuts but care has to be assured that your change in track will not deter all from the final destination. Never go for unknown ways- we are not Napoleon unless yes you are over funded and no time restriction. This is not case right. So stick with the original accepted plan and stay aligned as much as possible.
I understand the frequent discovery syndrome that bites almost all aspirants when they start early. If you are not pleasing your client then you are kissing death. The socially aware users today are very precise of what they want. And trust me their insight actually gets the best and rather much more innovative yet tailor made stuff out.
- No two steps at a time please!
Begin with the generating the idea, conceptualize and design the prototype and after finalizing go about planning the actual execution of the product. Also while the concept is taking shape do not miss the attributes like documentation, SWOT analysis, testing its fruition and redesigning for keeping the wheels spinning.
A very important part of the in process product is overseeing the making. So assign vigil at the watchtower to see what is going on. We have to make sure that whatever has been planned and chalked out in consensus is been actually going on the right way. This is the most crucial part as the whole lookout is actually to have what is best for the product.
Just like it have independently working multifaceted teams but for organizational visibility it should appear as a single structure (pod). They should be coupled so well that they work to affect only growth of all the pods but alienate their weakness from others. Having an effective communication flavored with motivational and innovative thinking will stack the deck against the comparable.
It is always good at getting the help of the people best at it. If you try doing the work all by yourself there is whole plausibility for the balloon effect to take place. Try to get experts even if as consultants or mentors for overlooking at the prowess domains.
While nearing the release of the product go through each and every point on your list. Scrutinizing every minor detail like design, scalability and viability in every condition is of utmost importance. This is the time to analyze the overall sojourn and create a hypothesis of how good you have been in terms of money, time resources and skills. Get them penned down so that you are not going down the same lane again.
- Co-operate to collaborate with the universe
Many good things do come up when you collaborate with the world as a whole. We are social beings if we take our technology along with the business strategies right into the world as a whole then there are chances that we might find expertise into the wider arenas of the world as whole.
I have not been fortunate to know the secrets of the successful tycoons. So these points are not the only aspects that one needs to follow but I can assure you if you consider at least these you have already won half of the battle. After all we all here are waiting for doors to open but not with exit too.