From UIE and also Medium, Melissa Perri (Product Management Consultant, etc.) has written a very interesting article on product strategy. It should grow out of business goals, and concentrate on outcomes rather than deliverables: What is Good Product Strategy?
A couple of excellent related videos from Goto Conference 2017. Some highlights are below. Metrics are better than nothing, but some context will make them much more useful. (My queue is filling up - is that because more things are arriving than I'd expect, or things are leaving more slowly?) Alerts and logs better than … Continue reading Designing your system for when it fails (which it will)
Who tests the error handling parts of their code? You might want to start doing this after watching this very interesting video from Goto Conference 2016. Among other things, the speaker summarises a paper that investigates catastrophic failures in things like MapReduce, Cassandra etc. 58% of the catastrophic failures could have been prevented by testing … Continue reading Here be dragons: testing your error handling code
An excellent video by Eoin Woods from Goto Conference 2015. The grown-up, how not to get called in the middle of the night, part to software. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgWVsTkYfUM
John Rauser, data scientist at Pinterest, has an excellent video called Statistics Without the Agonising Pain. Less than 12 minutes, and it explains a useful stats term (statistical significance) to people who can code but don't know stats. It does this very well! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Dnw46eC-0o Another video along similar lines, by Jake Vanderplas. It builds on … Continue reading Statistics Without the Agonising Pain, and Statistics for Hackers