Product Development At Slash

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Product Development At Slash

3 steps are crucial to build meaningful products:

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Step 1: Definition

Vision & Alignment: Workshops to deep dive into Market Opportunity and Product Vision from Owner.

Problem Research: Collect market and user insights, define proto-user personas and what they expect from the product.

Concept Design: Ideate solutions and early low-fi prototyping in collaboration with users and owner.

Testing & Validation: Test concept design and validate business design considerations (e.g GTM, business model etc).

Design Brief: Capture design concept into a “design brief” to inform the product design phase.

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Step 2: Design

Epics & User Stories: Extract list of Epics that the product should deliver and breakdown Epics by user story.

User Journeys: Design Happy/Unhappy Paths for each Epic.

Engineering Feasibility: Assess the feasibility of key engineering concepts that the product should adopt.

UX and UI Design: Design low-fi wireframes (UX), and then leverage visual identity of the brand to design UI of key pages.

Work Plan & Estimates: High-level estimate of effort & cost using “t-shirt sizes” and map out work plan.

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Step 3: Development

Sprint 0: Decide tech stack, design IT architecture, DevOps, setup boilerplate code, mobilize team, define backlog.

Build Sprints: Deliver the backlog for each 2-week Sprint, according to its “acceptance criteria” and “definition of done”.

Pre-release UAT: Validate with SME/POs that fully integrated code and functionality meets user requirements, prior to release.

Release: Deploy product release to the end users, validate functionality works in the live environment.

Maintain + Build: Fix bugs and maintain live product, while active development team continues extending system.

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