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Realistic Strategies For Funding Product Development

Startup Professionals Musings

Angel investors and venture capitalists are looking for startups with real products and a proven business model, ready to scale.

Prioritize Product Development by the Four Stages of Use

Instigator Blog

When prioritizing feature development I like to think of a product in four pieces: Ongoing Engagement, Onboarding, First User Experience and Marketing/Growth. These are actually the steps a user goes through during their lifecycle with your product (listed in reverse). Product Management

Make The Best Decisions During Product Development

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Product development is a dangerous time for early startups. There are a lot of chances to make company killing decisions.

Data is an Input and a Filter into the Product Development Process

Instigator Blog

data analysts, scientists, product managers, etc.) Recently I spoke at CrunchConf in Budapest. It was a great experience. The conference is fantastic for people interested in data (e.g. Lean Analytics

The Principles of Product Development Flow

Startup Lessons Learned

Its quite simply the most advanced product development book you can buy. Today, only 2 percent of product developers measure queues.

Student Entrepreneur Pursues Product Development

The Entrepreneurial Mind

Tweet Facebook LinkedIn Tumblr Stumble Digg Delicious The post Student Entrepreneur Pursues Product Development appeared first on Dr Jeff Cornwall

4 Myths Debunked About Outsourced Product Development

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

If you think outsourced product development could compromise quality or IPR, you're far from the truth. Don't fall for the hearsay

Eric Ries and Kent Beck Discuss Product Development

Startup Lessons Learned

On November 14 (that’s this Thursday) at 1p PT, Eric Ries will speak with Kent Beck, a creator of Agile software development, about facilitating the work of engineers and product teams. This Thursday’s webcast will get to the heart of how product groups work—and how they can work better. How do you get from A to B? Crazy, huh?

Kathy Sierra: Building the minimum Badass User, Business of Software. A masterclass in thinking about software product development.

Business of Software Blog

Not only some of the smartest advice anyone has given about how to approach software development, there is also a trick that is guaranteed to make you feel more confident, more powerful and more in control of what you do. So everyone starts out with this some variation of this: we want our product to be desirable. Enjoy! Transcript.

How My 5 Question Survey Saved Me Time And Resources In Product Development

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

As I made more free videos, I could release more DVDs in the future, allowing me to have multiple products. Well, it all depends. Be Human.

When I built products the stupid way

Street Smart Product Manager

The post When I built products the stupid way appeared first on Street Smart Product Manager. New Product Development Product Development Product Management agile innovation leanService partners with increasingly divergent strategies. Legacy IT infrastructure that made […].

Essential Development Questions for Startups: The Questions Founders Need to Answer for Product Development, Web Strategy, Marketing, and More

Early Growth Financial Services

Many of these founders have talked with several developers or development firms about their plans. It needs to be a conversation.

MVP Is Not The Smallest Collection Of Features You Can Deliver

Street Smart Product Manager

As product people in the non-startup world familiarize themselves with Lean Startup concepts, there’s a lot of discussion and confusion about what is and isn’t an MVP. The post MVP Is Not The Smallest Collection Of Features You Can Deliver appeared first on Street Smart Product Manager.

RIP PRDs. Long Live “Agile Conversations”

Street Smart Product Manager

Many of my free product help calls are about ways to pursue customer development and gather VOC, bootstrap new product efforts, and apply lean principles to product management activities. I Long Live “Agile Conversations” appeared first on Street Smart Product Manager. The post RIP PRDs.

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No, I Can’t Give You A Roadmap For Our New Product (Yet)

Street Smart Product Manager

A fellow product manager that’s working on a new product idea recently wrote to me: “Common feedback I receive from our our engineers and executives is they don’t have a good grasp of the product vision. They say, “OK, that’s great, we can build that.

If You’re Not Selling ‘This’ You’re Leaving Money On The Table

YFS Magazine

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The Big Mistake People Who Have Never Made Money Online Fall For Over And Over Again

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

Back in 2012 I made the decision to restart my business. wrote previously about how I killed almost all my income streams, and I did it on purpose.

Create Your Business Case Using Customer Development

Street Smart Product Manager

The post Create Your Business Case Using Customer Development appeared first on Street Smart Product Manager.

Demystifying consumer hardware product development

VentureWoods

They are not thorough tutorials or anything of that sort but they show all aspects of building products from scratch end to end. General

MVP Is Not The Smallest Collection Of Features You Can Deliver

Street Smart Product Manager

As product people in the non-startup world familiarize themselves with Lean Startup concepts, there’s a lot of discussion and confusion about what is and isn’t an MVP. The post MVP Is Not The Smallest Collection Of Features You Can Deliver appeared first on Street Smart Product Manager.

The Keys To Productive Brainstorming

Street Smart Product Manager

In fact, doesn’t “brainstorming meeting” … Continue reading The Keys To Productive Brainstorming. The post The Keys To Productive Brainstorming appeared first on Street Smart Product Manager. New Product Development brainstorming creativity innovationAnd deservedly so. Too many people.

Do You Have A Problem Worth Solving?

Street Smart Product Manager

In order to pursue any product idea — a new product, or a new feature for an existing product — you must make sure it’s a problem worth solving. appeared first on Street Smart Product Manager. The post Do You Have A Problem Worth Solving?

10 Things To Do To Appear ‘Innovative’

Street Smart Product Manager

Companies big and small, tech and non-tech, are striving to seem innovative to employees and customers. I’ve worked at such companies, and I’ve helped many product managers working at such companies through my free product help calls. As Being “innovative” is all the rage nowadays. Companies

The Top Strategies For Doing Customer Interviews That Get You Real Insights

Street Smart Product Manager

We all know a core responsibility of a product manager is to constantly and consistently bring in the customer perspective into the business.

The Most Important Thing You Need For Your Product To Succeed

Street Smart Product Manager

Have you ever felt like there is no clear direction for your product? Maybe your product is trying […].

Lean & Startup Patterns – Interview with Sam McAfee

Grasshopper Herder

You can find him on Twitter or Linkedin.) Q: What are the differences between Agile Software Development and Lean Software Development? A: At the highest level, the difference between Agile and Lean software development is mainly […].

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9 common mistakes developers make

The Next Web

In turn, they build their products based on their own needs and hope to solve the community’s problem. Products are not companies.

10 Things To Do To Appear ‘Innovative’

Street Smart Product Manager

Companies big and small, tech and non-tech, are striving to seem innovative to employees and customers. I’ve worked at such companies, and I’ve helped many product managers working at such companies through my product help calls. As Enterprise New Product Development Organization corporate innovation enterprise innovation

10 Signs You Have What It Takes To Be An Inventor

YFS Magazine

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Using Customer Development To Create The Business Case For Your New Product

Street Smart Product Manager

Many of my product help calls are from folks frustrated with being able to pursue a new product in an existing company. As painful and frustrating as it is, many successful product people I’ve … Continue reading Using Customer Development To Create The Business Case For Your New Product.

How To Streamline Your Product Development Process

Street Smart Product Manager

By Emily Hunter Many businesses are sustained and driven by product development. From small businesses to multinational corporations, the creation of new products is vital to market survival, especially in a world where trends, likes, and dislikes appear to change on an almost daily basis.

Bootstrapping A Startup Product In Your Company

Street Smart Product Manager

Many of my product help calls are from folks frustrated with being able to pursue a new product in an existing company.

The Curse of Knowledge in Product Design

Instigator Blog

(Powered by LaunchBit ) You know your product best. You know what’s coming next in the product roadmap. Startups are often struck by the Curse of Knowledge, specifically when it comes to product design and development. Make sure you talk in your customer’s voice when designing your product.

Why There Will Never Be Another Red Hat: The Economics of Open Source

Peter Levine

The consequence of the model is minimal product differentiation resulting in limited pricing power and corresponding lack of revenue.

3 Tips To Overcome Go-To-Market Obstacles

YoungUpstarts

Confirm your product or service works. Do people believe your product or service works?

Do More Faster Top 12 Tips At RailsConf 2012

Feld Thoughts

He starts out with the assertion that “developers are the new investors”  - how could you not be interested in hearing more about that?

Being Responsive is Critical for Successful Customer Development

Instigator Blog

Most customers tolerate products with missing features that they need (or think they need!) You have to learn and understand if that happiness will translate into ongoing product use. Responsiveness can mask all sorts of product issues. Customer Development customer development customer support lean startup

The Dirty Dozen Product Roadmap Roadblocks

Street Smart Product Manager

In my last post on defining an MVP in corporate innovation, I talked about how best practices in garnering stakeholder buy-in for product roadmaps espoused by Bruce McCarthy can be used as a framework for the same when defining an MVP in an “internal” startup product.

Woulda-Coulda-Shoulda Innovation

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

The top person chooses one or more of the pitched ideas to put into the product development pipeline for introduction.

3 Ways To Create Passive Income For Your Business

YFS Magazine

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