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2018年7月6日:開源日報第120期

今日推薦開源項目:《React 組件庫 RSUITE》GitHub鏈接

推薦理由:顧名思義,這是個 React 組件庫。它在基礎組件功能的基礎上又針對特定的需求作出了改進,比如圖標與按鈕組合,不同形狀的進度條,不同樣式的導航欄等等,使用 React 的朋友可以考慮把它加入自己的收藏。

2018年7月6日:開源日報第120期

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

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

推薦理由:這篇文章告訴你在讓你的想法變成現實之前,你需要做的幾件事情,有的時候並不是所有的想法都能成真,但是這些事能讓你選出更容易成真的想法來實現它們。

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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