The mayonnaise measuring epiphany – better software with discovery and framing
More than likely, your initial ideas for your apps will be wrong. You’re probably not even solving the most important problems. Pivotal Lab’s “Discovery and Framing” process is built around making sure you’re working on the right apps and features to meet your original goals. In today’s episode, I cover the discovery and framing idea as, er, framed up by Matt Parker in his book Radically Collaborative Patterns for Software Makers. Also, I go over a case study of this from the food services industry.
- What do you want employee to do with their weekends?
- I’m not familiar with this feeling of relief and relaxing. Optimism has always been a suspicious bedfellow. What I am missing that needs to get done, prepared for, that I’ll suffer from in the future.
- I want to make sure to eat at Red Lobster. I haven’t been there in - what? - 30, 35 years? It’s the kind of place everyone makes fun on (like Olive Garden) but rarely goes to. What even goes on in a Red Lobster? Do you pick your lobster? How much do they cost? Can I buy crab?
Relevant to your interests
- Ambient field notes, from Vietnam.
- Joan Didion documentary : The Centre Cannot Hold, on Netflix.
- “Cloud Native,” survey - ‘But there’s still confusion about the term. A survey of 1,000 developers and IT decision-makers by software maker Lightbend found that a plurality of respondents (41.7%) ranked writing applications that specifically leverage underlying cloud infrastructure as the most important aspect of cloud native, but a majority picked the other two options: utilizing Kubernetes and containers (34.5%) or moving to a cloud infrastructure provider (23.8%). In other words, most respondents still prioritize where applications run over how they’re built.
- Developer marketing - ‘The typical disciplines of analyst relations, field marketing support, product marketing are still important in B2D. But they need to be complemented with consumer marketing techniques to be successful.’