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Shipping Greatness: Practical Lessons on Building and Launching Outstanding Software, Learned on the Job at Google and Amazon

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Millions of software professionals are hard at work creating mobile apps, web apps, and desktop software—and most of them are working harder than they need to. This unique guide contains best practices for managing teams and projects throughout the software definition, development, and launch process. Distilled from author Chris Vander Meys experience with shipping software at Google and Amazon, the recipes in this book will help keep you focused on practices that lead to great products.

Shipping Greatness begins with a step-by-step product development process devised by software experts, and provides straightforward techniques for working with designers, managing the project, testing, building metrics, and launching. You'll also learn skills that effective software leaders use to achieve greatness, with chapters dedicated to team building, understanding technology, communicating, and coping with life in the software industry.

With this book, youll learn how to:

  • Build a great mission and strategy
  • Define a great product
  • Create a great user experience
  • Achieve project management greatness on a budget
  • Do a great job testing
  • Build great metrics
  • Have a great launch
  • Assemble a shipping-ready team
  • Develop great shippable technology
  • Communicate while shipping
  • Make great decisions
  • Stay a great person while shipping

Synopsis:

Need a shortcut to a degree in shipping great software? Successful team leaders must have an extremely broad skill set to find the right product, work through a complex and ever-changing development process, and do it all incredibly quickly. In this guide, Chris Vander Mey provides a simplified, no-BS approach to the entire software lifecycle, distilled from lessons he learned as a manager at Amazon and Google.

In the first part of the book, youll learn a step-by-step shipping process used by many of the best teams at Google and Amazon. Part II shows you the techniques, best practices, and skills you need to face an array of challenges in product, program, project, and engineering management.

  • Clearly define your product and develop your mission and strategy
  • Assemble your team and understand enough about systems to communicate with them
  • Create a beautiful, intuitive, and simple user experience
  • Track your teams deliverables and closely manage the testing process
  • Communicate clearly to gracefully handle requests, senior-management interactions, and feedback from various sources
  • Build metrics to track progress, spot problems, and celebrate success
  • Stick to your launch checklist and plan for marketing and PR

About the Author

Chris Vander Mey is a former Google product manager and Amazonengineering manager, and has held multiple roles in small startups. Hehas a Master of Engineering Management from Dartmouth College and a BS in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Virginia. He startedwriting code two decades ago and has shipped software to hundreds ofmillions of consumers and businesses.

Table of Contents

PrefacePart One: The Shipping Greatness ProcessChapter 1: How to Build a Great Mission and StrategyChapter 2: How to Define a Great ProductChapter 3: How to Build a Great User ExperienceChapter 4: How to Achieve Project Management Greatness on a BudgetChapter 5: How to Do a Great Job TestingChapter 6: How to Measure GreatnessChapter 7: How to Have a Great LaunchPart Two: The Shipping Greatness SkillsChapter 8: How to Build a Shipping-Ready TeamChapter 9: How to Build Great, Shippable TechnologyChapter 10: How to Be a Great Shipping CommunicatorChapter 11: How to Make Great DecisionsChapter 12: How to Stay a Great Person While ShippingChapter 13: That Was Great; Lets Do It Again10 Principles of ShippingEssential Artifacts Your Team NeedsReferences and Further ReadingHow to Contact Us

Product Details

ISBN:
9781449336578
Subtitle:
Practical lessons on building and launching outstanding software, learned on the job at Google and Amazon
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O'Reilly Media
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Pages:
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Need a shortcut to a degree in shipping great software? Successful team leaders must have an extremely broad skill set to find the right product, work through a complex and ever-changing development process, and do it all incredibly quickly. In this guide, Chris Vander Mey provides a simplified, no-BS approach to the entire software lifecycle, distilled from lessons he learned as a manager at Amazon and Google.

In the first part of the book, youll learn a step-by-step shipping process used by many of the best teams at Google and Amazon. Part II shows you the techniques, best practices, and skills you need to face an array of challenges in product, program, project, and engineering management.

  • Clearly define your product and develop your mission and strategy
  • Assemble your team and understand enough about systems to communicate with them
  • Create a beautiful, intuitive, and simple user experience
  • Track your teams deliverables and closely manage the testing process
  • Communicate clearly to gracefully handle requests, senior-management interactions, and feedback from various sources
  • Build metrics to track progress, spot problems, and celebrate success
  • Stick to your launch checklist and plan for marketing and PR

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