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Hiivelogic: My Video and Slides from Acts as Conference 2009

by Topper on February 26th, 2009

Hiivelogic: My Video and Slides from Acts as Conference 2009

Slides have a great quote from Steve Jobs and the talk is really great.

Saying no to features is really difficult, but hugely important. It’s nice to see Dan Benjamin pushing developers to push back on requirements. It’s hard sometimes, but the end-product is really worth it.

I think the part that he doesn’t dig into deeply enough is true understanding of the market your product is going to end up in. Too many developers get caught up in the code and the computer aspect of their product. It takes a lot of work to try to understand the user and the market surrounding the user.

A lot of times understanding the product is harder than writing code, but it’s something that everyone in your team really needs to spend a lot of time educating themselves on in order to create a successful product.

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