In this fellowship program, you will have an exceptional opportunity to acquire modern software techniques, approaches, and mindsets that will empower you to tackle challenges from a fresh perspective. The program's objective is to enhance the skill set of Airmen interested in software development by integrating new tools into their repertoire. The program is divided into three disciplines: Product Manager, Product Designer, and Software Engineer/Developer. Each participant will receive training from industry experts on software development principles and their role within an agile and balanced team framework. The framework is structured as follows:
Product Manager: The Product Manager is responsible for representing the mission and acts as the voice of "the business." They strive to become experts in their product area and oversee the team's backlogs and outcome delivery. They prioritize work and make the final determination regarding the validation or invalidation of hypotheses.
Product Designer: The Product Designer plays a vital role in advocating for the user and promoting empathy. They are the voice of the user. Their main focus lies in interaction design, user testing, and experiment design. Additionally, they also lead or support visual design and user research initiatives.
Software Engineer/Developer: The engineering teams predominantly work in pairs to implement solutions that address user pain points. Guided by the backlog owned by the Product Manager, the engineers concentrate on delivering intended outcomes by employing the simplest viable solution. They are the ones who bring the plan to life.
Through this program, you will gain valuable insights from industry experts and refine your expertise in software development. The aim is to equip you with the necessary tools and perspectives to approach challenges with innovation and efficiency.