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The Foundation for Interwallet Operability (FIO) operates as a Decentralized Autonomous Community (DAC) where independent DAC Workers contribute to various initiatives to advance the goals of the Foundation. This is very different from a centralized organization with a hierarchy of employees and orders trickling down from the top.

To better align the community with the Foundation goals and to enhance co-operation between contributors, FIO advocates product management best practices and adopts them to execute the initiatives it sponsors.

The resources found here are intended to help the DAC Workers be more successful by helping them understand and adopt a common product management framework.

What is Product Management?


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What is the product?

At a high-level a product is the “thing” that its users use. In traditional retail environment, what you buy is clearly a product, but so is the store where you bought it, the display case where you picked it up, the cash register that rang it up and the bag you took it home in.

In our FIO Community, the FIO Chain is clearly a product, but so is the FIO Protocol Website, the Developer Hub, or the Block Explorer. See complete list of FIO Products.

Who are the stakeholders?

The primary and most important stakeholder is the user of the product. There are several users of FIO Protocol and that list continues to evolve.

Other stakeholders typically represent other organizational functions needed to make the product successful, such as Marketing, Business Development, and Technical Development, as well as community members, such as Block Producers.

What are KPIs?

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) represent the metrics used to judge the success of a product. For example, an e-commerce website KPIs may include overall visitors, users adding items to shopping cart, and purchases.

One of FIO’s key KPIs is Monthly Active FIO Address (MAA), which is a FIO Address which had some activity (address, mapping, FIO Request, etc.) in a 30-day period. See complete list of FIO Products and associated KPIs.

What are business and technical constraints?