You would concur that the goal of software engineering is to craft products that delight users, ultimately. This blog has begun on this philosophical note because research reveals how in the context of this quest for end-user delight, traditional software engineering has metamorphosed into software product engineering (SPE). That’s the term we’re going to be dwelling on today…
Software product engineering is like software development 2.0 in the sense that it emphasizes a vision of stellar user experiences and outcomes. Think innovating, designing, developing, testing, and finally deploying a software product – you can see how product engineering takes care of the whole product life cycle. Take a look at this blog that will help you understand how to achieve sustained customer satisfaction with a product engineering mindset.
What’s more, it wouldn’t really be an exaggeration to say that a feature-rich product that offers quality user experience whilst being supported by robust technology is every customer’s dream. This tells us why so many organizations are supremely busy crafting products that are bolstered by technologies like AI, big data, and cloud! This dream also calls attention to what exactly goes into conjuring up the product from nothingness in the first place.
So, in today’s blog, let’s take a closer look at each of the five key building blocks that we may imagine as the cornerstones of software product engineering:
The word ‘design’ goes hand-in-hand with creative problem solving. There are very good chances that a product will delight an end-user if software developers put themselves into the end-user’s shoes, think empathetically, strategize, and integrate user-centric elements into the product. On a related note, this blog sheds light on the design thinking process.
In case you’ve been wondering what product engineers are busy with on a day-to-day basis, one answer is, creating comprehensive code repositories. A code repository is an archive of the software code that is being worked on. Besides the code, documentation, notes, and web pages can be stored in your repository. This repository is a must for any software development project to be successful.
I admit this might be spouting a cliché, but the power of deep domain expertise cannot be underestimated. Expert engineers naturally have a rich repository of knowledge that they draw generously from and apply to highly creative, speedy, and efficient product development. Domain knowledge is undoubtedly the fertile ground in which the seeds of any promising product are sown.
Chances are that your business is seeking some robust advice that will turbo-charge your product. Well, a team of experts can function as a wise peer to assist you (with the relevant research, resources, tools as well as methods). We could picture this as a fruitful collaborative effort between product engineers and your product managers.
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Put in a nutshell, curating, collecting, examining, and garnering insights from data or business processes thanks to technology is Research as a Service (RaaS). Via RaaS, that exceptional idea that’s been floating at the back of your mind can be turned into a product. This blog written by our CEO contains everything you need to know about this radical concept!
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There you have it – the essential ingredients that software product engineering is composed of! Once these are in place, you are sure to have a brilliant product that’s ready for release.
Reach out to us at Nitor Infotech with your thoughts about the building blocks of software product engineering or if you’d like to learn more about our product engineering expertise. Here’s an interesting datasheet that you can save as a pocket guide for when you embark on the journey of ideating, architecting, and building a product.
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