(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –A fully volunteer-driven initiative by the product engineers of 99X Technology, winningproduct.com is an interactive site that covers all stages of the product lifecycle – from exploring an idea right down to retiring a product. It has been created to be a one-stop shop for anyone interested in any aspect of building a market-winning software product, whether it is a mature product company or an entrepreneur with a bright idea.
What makes it unique is the fact that every piece of information on the site has been tried and tested by the product engineers of 99X Technology. It is also community driven and invites anyone interested in contributing to the space to do so, bringing together the best practices from more success stories and even failures.The model identifies 87 process areas within eight key stages in the product lifecycle.Each of these 87 areas include supporting links, how-tos and measurements.
“Over the years, we have been through dozens of product lifecycles with our ISV customers and we’ve understood that there isn’t a single formula to create a winning product. Yet, we believed that the experience we have gained through co-creating products with ISVs, illustrated through systematic sets of activities, was something that was worth sharing with the global community,” stated 99X Technology CTO HasithYaggahavita, explaining the thought process behind this undertaking.
99X Technology Chief Product Officer Chatura de Silva added: “Our goal with the Winning Product portal is for it to act as a guide along the path to success at any point of creating a software product, from the business value proposition to the technical detail, even aspects related to financing. It has been a tremendous undertaking by our product engineers and we are incredibly proud to release this publicly.”
The Winning Product initiative of 99X Technologyis also in line with the Sri Lanka Association of Software and Services Companies (SLASSCOM)’s vision to champion the creation of world-class tech products and helps position Sri Lanka as a pioneer in building tech products for global players.
Apart from the released knowledge base, an assessment tool and a certification model for product consultants will be added in the near future. The knowledge base helps product engineering teams learn and understand the activities involved in building a winning product. The assessment tool will help teams understand where they stand in terms of product engineering practices. This will be strengthened by the certification model, to help teams get their team members certified as product consultants.
“I must extend my gratitude to the 60+ volunteers who, for over a year, contributed to building the Winning Product portal. Our team comprised of product engineers, UI/UX engineers, QA engineers, project leads, interns and more. They helped immensely in gathering data, proofreading, and most importantly, reviewing the content thoroughly multiple times,” observed 99X Technology Associate Technical Architect and AWS Community Hero Manoj Fernando.
The team is keen for it to be community-driven and welcome all those interested to contribute to the portal. For more information, visit winningproduct.com
Headquartered in Sri Lanka, 99X Technology is a product engineering company co-creating well-engineered, innovative digital products for the Scandinavian market. Its expertise has been proven through a portfolio of over 150 impactful global digital products developed since 2004, together with leading Independent Software Vendors (ISVs). 99X Technology employs over 300 technology and product specialists, who are high achievers, creative thinkers and team players. The company has been adjudged one of Asia’s Best Workplaces for 2020. It is ranked among Sri Lanka’s 100 Most Respected Entities by LMD Magazine and has been named a Best Workplace in the country for seven consecutive years.