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At Remote, we simplify processes (or get rid of them entirely) as much as possible. On this page, you'll find a little more detail and guidance on organising work, with some key best practices you should strive to follow.
Bias Toward Action
Be proactive to keep the team productive and shipping
Small, iterative changes
We move more quickly and reduce risk
Minimal ≠ Bad
“Nothing lasts, nothing is finished, and nothing is perfect.” - Wabi Sabi
When shipping an MVP (minimum viable product), remember that MVP does not mean ship something that's half-baked and/or bad
Minimal: Characterized by simplicity and lack of adornment or decoration
Viable: Capable of working successfully; feasible
Product: A thing or person that is the result of an action or process
Quality over Quantity
It is better to do one thing very well as opposed to multiple things poorly; minimise output and maximise impact and outcomes
Formalising our Product Development Lifecycle is crucial for maintaining a unified approach to working as our team grows.
This benefits our company in several ways:
By implementing distinct checkpoints for review, feedback collection, and clearly assigning owners for specific action items, we make cross-team collaboration more streamlined and efficient
The structured approach to each stage of product development allows us to identify and mitigate risks earlier on, protecting our customers and ensuring compliance with industry regulations
A centralised location for all important information about initiatives allows us to effectively track progress and measure success on a regular basis
This facilitates knowledge sharing and training about product processes for new team members and non-product stakeholders
✋🏼 Note: The ****Teams Involved listed **may not be exhaustive for any given stage but listed in an effort to illustrate the involvement of other teams throughout the development lifecycle stages
Stages of the Product Development Lifecycle at Remote
The purpose of the Rationale phase is to quickly dismiss or decide to move forward with an initiative, before spending significant effort on it. Our hypotheses, proposed solution and minimal research will be validated and refined in the Discovery phase, should we choose to proceed.
🫂 Teams Involved: Product Manager (PM), Design, *Consulted* & Informed Stakeholders