The biggest contribution of a PRD or spec, in one word
We need to remind ourselves on the role of a product spec from time to time
·Sep 25, 2022·
1 min read
There was a recent rant on a product manager group on the role of PRD's, and with user stories, sprint management, engineering specs - was there a need for yet another document.
The biggest contribution of PRD - is to explain the why. (mic drop).
Collaborations between Product and engineering, with a buy in from stakeholders can bring out the best "what".
With Engineering having full freedom to figure out the how.
"Why" is it important?
- Provides empathy on how bringing this thing that doesn't exist, can make an impact
- Implementing teams then understand how their role is important in bring this to life
- The "what" or the solutions, the costs vs benefits, pros vs cons of options can all go back to the "why" to make compromises or other decisions.