Aheadworks Product Owner Stanislav Golodov: “Often, a Challenge Requires Thinking Out of the Box”
What is the way a new product passes from the idea to market? What does the Magento extensions market require most of all? Is product management mostly about brilliant insights or routine data analysis?
We are talking to Stanislav Golodov, Aheadworks product owner celebrating today his 5-th anniversary in the company.
AHEADWORKS PRODUCT OWNER
5+ Years of Product Management Experience
AW: Hi Stanislav, great to talk to you on this day when you are celebrating such a notable anniversary. First of all, I congratulate you on this occasion. Hope you’ll continue your great mission in our company making more and more high-quality products for Magento stores.
Our readers are keen on diving deep into the specific features of the product owner’s work at Aheadworks and hearing the latest product news and future plans. So, tell us a bit about your duties and what your work is about.
Stanislav: The main task for me is to look for the Magento functionality bottlenecks disturbing most of our customers, find appropriate solutions for them, and determine if a certain product solving that problem is going to be in demand. Of course, we aim to resolve issues with our products in the most efficient ways.
In order to offer only hottest product features you need to track both customer feature requests and global ecommerce shifts.
The process for designing a product is the following. I investigate market demands, find some possible solutions, estimate them and choose the best variant, and then prepare a detailed product specification. As soon as the product is at the development stage, I also look through the very process of coding in order to make sure that the implementation doesn’t differ from my initial idea.
Upon the release I still follow the product in the market and determine the functionality scopes for updates. In order to offer only hottest product features you need to track both customer feature requests and global ecommerce shifts.