Phase I - 2 - Development - Focus On User Needs - Identify End User Needs

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: Focus On User Needs
Practice: Identify End User Needs

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. [source]

Consider these first:
Know Your Users

llustrative description:
Identifying user needs is an entire discipline in itself. At least, interview your users and generate a user needs list.

Detailed description:
Identifying user needs is an entire discipline in itself. There are many approaches and methodologies available. At least, interview your users and generate a user needs list. Beyond that, select one of the many approaches and follow those. On the self-help end of the spectrum, you can start by following A Beginner’s Guide To Finding User Needs. On the other end of the spectrum, you may have an entire user experience department. They may be implementing Design Thinking. And there is everything else between.

STOP READING, TAKE ACTION

Consider next:
Align Value Generation With User Needs or Consider Stage of Evolution

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