- There may be challenges to overcome
- Consider a different way of thinking about software product development
- Consider some proven techniques as well
- It takes a whole team to succeed
- Understand your stakeholders
- Understand organizational context
- Make your products consumable
- Align with your stakeholders goals
- Define success in your stakeholders terms
- Become an outside-in developer
- The leaders role in outside-in development
- Essential point: You can get started now
Consider some proven techniques as well
Delivering a product that allows clients to achieve their business goals demands a variety of good practices and a way to continuously improve upon them. Our practical approach to outside-in development includes many of these proven techniques.
In practice, outside-in development increases the likelihood that a product’s users will be able to benefit from the code. For the development organization, this results in achieving your business goals, gaining higher customer satisfaction, and experiencing less project risk. It means better alignment of design-to-market needs, so the development team can achieve more for its time and effort. It drives toward higher-quality code which will have been built and tested in real usage contexts. It encourages excited and productive developers, because it is more fun to understand why you’re building something, and more empowering to have clarity of goals. It very importantly leads to more effective deployments, because of the holistic and complete definition of stakeholders.
If these outcomes seem desirable for your development team, keep reading.