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2018年7月6日:开源日报第120期

今日推荐开源项目:《React 组件库 RSUITE》GitHub链接

推荐理由:顾名思义,这是个 React 组件库。它在基础组件功能的基础上又针对特定的需求作出了改进,比如图标与按钮组合,不同形状的进度条,不同样式的导航栏等等,使用 React 的朋友可以考虑把它加入自己的收藏。

2018年7月6日:开源日报第120期

今日推荐英文原文:《How to make your next idea at work a reality? Think like a Product Manager.》作者:Anuj Behl

原文链接:https://medium.com/@anujbehl/how-to-make-your-next-idea-at-work-a-reality-think-like-a-product-manager-f74070780d58

推荐理由:这篇文章告诉你在让你的想法变成现实之前,你需要做的几件事情,有的时候并不是所有的想法都能成真,但是这些事能让你选出更容易成真的想法来实现它们。

How to make your next idea at work a reality? Think like a Product Manager.

Ever wondered why that brilliant idea of yours fell on deaf ears? According to you, it seemed like the perfect feature or product your team should build. Yet, it failed to make a mark. You are not alone. But, next time you have a crazy idea like that, do your homework and make it a reality. How? Read on.

I see tons of engineers with tons of ideas but fail to take it forward for several reasons. Here are top 5 things that you should dive deep into to give your idea that real push.

1. Clearly define customer problem

Clearly, irrespective of the idea you have, there’s a customer problem behind it that led you to the idea in the first place. Understanding and defining the problem for your audience is key. Break up the problem, if possible for both new and existing customers. For example, if you are re-designing a search page, the problem could be “new customers see a blank page” and you may want to solve that by guiding them with popular content. On the other hand, existing users might see recent searches and your idea could be to show personalized content. If you have clarity, your audience will too.

2. List business value or impact

First and foremost, know your company’s success metrics. How does your company measure success? For example, if it’s customer engagement, then how will your idea help increase it. Think of other business values your idea brings — Maybe it’s a new way to discover content for your customers or perhaps brings flexibility for your marketing team to program content. Take note of it.

3. Support your idea with data

Data is king! Old saying, still holds true if you do it right. Once you have your idea, work backwards. Dig up data supporting your idea. Back to the example of re-designing a search page — Are there enough customer visits to the search page for you to invest in the idea? If yes, what are they searching for? What’s the frequency? Do you see a pattern? What are competitors doing? And so on. At times, it may be difficult to dig up the right data, be creative at finding ways around it by conducting your own surveys or researching the web.

4. Go through the backlog

Your backlog is an abundant source of ideas and it’s very likely your idea is somewhere on that list. It just did not get prioritized. That should not stop you, instead look deeper as to why it wasn’t prioritized and how your idea can help make a stronger case to justify its need. In fact, if you are out of ideas, start by looking at the backlog.

5. Think of the MLP

MLP — Minimum Lovable Product. How would you implement your idea with minimum resources and time and still manage to surprise your customers? Tough one to answer, but start thinking about the MLP as it will go a long way to get your idea across the board.

Next time you have a crazy idea, do your homework!


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