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The 7 deadly sins of a product team


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My presentation at IT Days 2016, talking about the 7 deadly sins of a product team, things that a team "can do" to prevent their product to even have the chance to become successful.

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The 7 deadly sins of a product team

  1. 1. Ciprian Sorlea Chief Technology Officer @ Nordlogic Software The 7 Deadly Sins of a Product Team
  2. 2. Why do we talk about the sins of a Product Team?
  3. 3. Because everybody loves Unicorns!
  4. 4. What is a Product?
  5. 5. People PRODUCT Processes Technology
  6. 6. What kind of sins are we talking about?
  7. 7. • Over engineering • Over optimization • Excessive technology usage • Feature creep • Pleasure for large quantities of code • Over usage of Design Patterns • Lack of any decent optimization or consideration for budget • No interest in resource usage • Lack of interest in Definition Of Done, Definition Of Ready • Refusal to use any basic processes and/ or metrics • Lack of interest towards Usability, Marketing, SEO and other non- core related areas • Pure laziness
  8. 8. • Technical debt • Blaming the code, previous team, tools, etc. • Refusal to understand the stack, end to end and work on specific bits • Refusal to understand and own the business responsibility • Desire to adopt technology that other people use (without needing it) • Lack of unit tests (or any kind of tests) and Continuous Integration • Missing/ bad communication • Failure to receive / give feedback • Unhealthy competition
  9. 9. Key Takeaways