This page contains lists of definitions related to products, features, and initiatives in the product directory.
Delivers (or enables) a service to a user or a system
Iterates over time without a beginning or an end (unless the product is sunset)
Made up of a set of features
Has a heartbeat (and other steady state/evergreen metrics) to measure its health and value
Caregiver Benefit Application (10-10cg)
An interactive component of a product
Cannot deliver a service by itself
Upload legal documents (Caregiver Benefit Application)
Benefits and Debt Section (My VA)
A team's attempt to iterate and improve an existing product (or to create a new one)
Has associated outcomes metric(s) derived from product KPIs that help assess initiative progress and success
A theme that aligns with a specific priority or strategy, or set of activities toward accomplishing a singular goal
It has a clear beginning and end
Background & Context
Our goal is to align OCTO product teams around a common set of terms for a product, feature, and initiative. This alignment has downstream implications, including what we prioritize and how we measure impact.
For more useful definitions, please check out VFS Product Directory Term Glossary (scrollhelp.site).