One of the most important factors affecting the speed of development and the success of the project launch is the correct decomposition of the product manager idea into tasks for programming directly. How to do it right? Take the script of the new feature from the product and immediately start coding? First, write the acceptance tests, and then code that will provide their passing? And, maybe, shift everything to the shoulders of developers - and let them decide during the spam poker themselves?
Let's think about it and identify the problems that can arise in the process of separation of tasks, and the ways to solve them. In this post, we will discuss the basic principles of decomposition of tasks when working in a team. My name is Ilya Ageyev, I'm the head of QA in Badoo. Today I'll tell you how workflow affects decomposition, how different are testing and laying out tasks that arise as a result of decomposition, and what rules should be followed to ensure that the development process goes smoothly for all participants.
What if someone copies your brilliant business idea?
About twenty people asked this question on Answers OnStartups:
When I meet with an investor, he may ask me: What if a big company copies your idea and develops the same website as you did?
How can I answer this question?
No, the question is: What are you doing now, knowing that a big company will copy your idea?
No, wait, the real question is: What are you going to do when another smart and quick startup will copy it and gets $10 million financing?
The design management is a very interesting thing, it seems as if it is, but on the other hand, it is not. At the same time, there exists an unstable verge between reality and fiction, and many people make good money on that, including me.
Honestly, this text writing pursued the selfish goals: it is some touchstone to be sent to people with which we will have to collaborate.
After we dot the i's and cross the t's, we have to either rush headlong into the abyss of passion, or delimit our areas of activity completely. So, let us talk about the screwups and why they cannot be fixed.