[zeromq-dev] PC3 Questions

Pieter Hintjens ph at imatix.com
Wed Jul 9 08:38:25 CEST 2014

The PC3 process was one example of a "commercial" fork of C4. You can
make others. Let me try to answer your questions:

> 1. What is the role of a Product Manager / Product Owner in the process?

They'd be the ones testing or organizing testing, ensuring issues were
reported cleanly, and ensuring developers had resources to work.

> 2. Who can approve that an issue is valid to be developed?

Every issue should be fixed or rejected. If there's dispute about
direction, this is up to the product owners.

> 3. Where in the process does the Graphic designer / mockup of UI go?

On-demand help when needed, certainly not upfront UX/UI design. (They
usually hate this.) UI design should be like code, solutions to
well-defined small issues.

> 4. It seems a lot of power is taken from the Product Manager, any suggestion
> how to convince him? (no roadmap, no features...)

He still owns the overall process. However it can be very hard for
people used to an existing waterfall process to get incremental
growth. Perhaps show them the blog article on Simplicity Oriented
Design. Perhaps one worked example over a few days. It can be
difficult, this is why organizations pay expensive consultants to walk
them through such shifts.


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