Articles by Chung Nguyen
- Embracing a Product Mindset in Platform Engineering
Chung discusses how treating platform engineering work as a product can benefit organizations. Platform engineering builds and maintains the underlying infrastructure and tools that support development teams. Taking a product approach involves understanding the needs of internal users like developers and DevOps teams. It means defining a clear vision and roadmap for the platform to align with organizational goals. Platform teams should prioritize features based on user feedback and prioritize high-impact initiatives. An iterative development process allows for continuous improvement. Fostering collaboration through communication and user testing ensures the platform meets expectations. Considering platform engineering as a product promotes a customer-centric mindset and helps deliver tangible value to internal users. This alignment of efforts can enhance quality, usability, and drive efficiency across engineering teams.