Create value,

not products

Sébastien Cevey

@theefer

Where we’re going

we don’t need SCRUM

“Blimey that's sooner than I hoped! Many thanks”

Steven B

Create value,

not products

processes

features

profit

best tech

purest code

perfect user experience

best product

absence of debt

etc

Not the

“Which of our efforts are value-creating and which are wasteful?”

Eric Ries, The Lean Startup

Vision

A universal and fast experience accessing media that is organised and using it in an affordable way to produce high-quality content

Strategy

Universal

Central repository for all media

Accessible internationally

Shareable URLs

Easy integration (APIs)

Strategy

Organised

Automate grunt work

Manual editorial curation

Powerful searching & browsing

Enhance production visibility

Collaboration through visibility, not rules

KPIs

Maximise value, minimise effort

Problem

Solution

Feasibility

Problem

Solution

Opportunity

Value > Correctness

現地現物

Rely on experts

Tighten the feedback loop

Low latency

No JS compilation

1 min CI build

4 min deploy

Fast PR reviews

Isolation

Full-stack

Pro-active

Leap toward your vision

Tech debt

Data debt

Moving too fast

Working with slower teams

Personal relationships

Create value,

not products

“Success is not delivering a feature; success is learning how to solve the customer's problem.”

Mark Cook, VP of Product at Kodak Gallery

The Lean Startup

Eric Ries

 

 

 

How Google Works

Eric Schmidt & Jonathan Rosenberg

 

 

 

Don’t create a sense of urgency, foster a sense of purpose

Kimber Lockhart

Thank you

and the Grid team, Mateusz & users!

Sébastien Cevey

@theefer

Create value, not products

By Sébastien Cevey

Create value, not products

Lessons learnt from my 4 years working at the Guardian, on how the Grid team focused on quickly delivering concrete value over all else, working closely with users and domain experts, and trimming down the development process to its leanest form.

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