From Ideation to Launch: Unveiling the Path to Successful Product Development

Introduction: Bringing a product from ideation to launch is a journey that requires careful planning, strategic decision-making, and adaptability. As a leader in engineering, I have spearheaded numerous product development initiatives, honing my strategies to suit the unique context and objectives of each project. In this blog post, I will share my experiences at SRAX … Read more

Navigating the Requirements Maze: Strategies for Effective Translation in Product Development

Introduction: In the complex landscape of software development, translating high-level requirements from Product Management into technical requirements for Engineering is a crucial and delicate process. As a Senior VP of Software, your ability to create and execute effective strategies for this translation can determine the success of your product development team. In this blog post, … Read more

Translating User Requirements into Action: A Holistic Approach for Senior VP of Software

Introduction: In the world of software development, the ability to translate user requirements into clear acceptance criteria and actionable items is crucial for success. As a Senior VP of Software, this skill becomes even more essential as you lead teams and drive the development process. In this blog post, we will explore an approach that … Read more

Balancing the Needs of Stakeholders in Software Development

The classic tension between specialization (sales) and generalization (product) occurs often in software development. Some ways to resolve this: In the end, neither side will get exactly what they want, but by working together they can find the solution that balances their needs and benefits the company with the highest impact. Compromise and understanding different … Read more

Turning ML Algo into a Service is tough

A R&D team working for me at a tech company developed an advanced machine learning algorithm that could detect duplicate records in large datasets with high accuracy. However, the R&D team struggled to turn this into an actual data anomaly detection service that could be used by the develop team responsible for production.  There were … Read more

When R&D and Dev have incompatible solution handoffs

The background to the incompatibilities is rooted in the separation of concerns, R&D must innovate while the Devs must maintain. There are several best practices that can help improve the handoff between R&D and Dev teams when their solutions are incompatible: 1. Increase collaboration during the solution design phase. Have members of the R&D and … Read more

Conflicts in Strategic Direction in Software Development

Here is a common conflict that occurs in software projects:The sales team wants features that are easier to demonstrate to reduce barriers to the selling process and the product team wants flexibility to capture a bigger audience This type of situation is common in software development and requires balancing the needs of different stakeholders. The … Read more