Phase I - 1 - Development - Know Your Users - Know Who Are Your Users

This is a Request For Comments about how to structure doctrine in terms of microdoctrine (a pattern language for implementing and learning doctrine)

Phase: Stop Self Harm
Category: Development
Principle: Know Your Users
Practice: Know Who Are Your Users

Motivation:
Any value we create is through meeting the needs of others. A mantra of “not sucking as much as the competitors” is not acceptable. We must be the best we can be.

Consider these first:
Purpose

Illustrative description:
In order to meet the needs of others, we need to know who they are.

Detailed description:
List who are your users. Is there a difference between the literal users and the paying customer? List the users and the customers. Is there a difference between users and customers and the business? List the business as a user. Consider the different users within the business, like shareholders and staff, list these. Do you have different staff users like sales, development, procurement, or operations? List these.

STOP READING, TAKE ACTION

Consider next:
Know What Your Users Are Trying To Achieve or Listen To Your Users

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