Working with Developers

SoCal CTO

There was a lot of passion in the room last week when I presented Working with Developers at the Stubbs Precellerator. I guess it should not be a surprise that Founders have lots of challenges working with developers. But my developers want to go into way too much detail.

Customer Development in a Diagram

Steve Blank

Filed under: Customer Development. Customer DevelopmentThanks to: Alexis Finch, Sketchnotes / UX Research Consultant @agentfin.

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Startup Development

SoCal CTO

I’ve come to realize that I have lots of posts around startup software development scattered around in different posts. How to Work With a Contract Web Developer How To Bootstrap Your StartupThought it would be good to capture them in one spot and also include links to related posts from other sources.

Realistic Strategies For Funding Product Development

Startup Professionals Musings

Yet I still get too many business plans that clearly are looking for money to do research and development (R&D) on a new and unproven technology. Product development at this stage is the process of scaling up for manufacturing and marketing rollout.

Great Entrepreneurs Move From Developers To Leaders

Startup Professionals Musings

Almost every entrepreneur starts their journey by developing a solution, based on their knowledge of a new technology or required service. Developer skills are necessary, but not sufficient, to build a business. developer entrepreneur Herminia Ibarra leadership startup

Software eats software development

Chris Dixon

Small teams can have a big impact because software development (and deployment) has improved dramatically over the past decade. Developers have steadily marched upwards from Assembly to C to Java to, today, scripting languages like Ruby and Python. We spent it making developers more effective. These tools let non-programmers create software in certain pre-defined categories, thereby lowering costs and reducing the demand for developers.

Document Your MVP for a Developer

SoCal CTO

He wanted to get input from me on what he's doing, and he wants to begin to ask developers what it would take to build his product. what format would you and the developer want that in? Conversations with a technical advisors or possible developers should be iterative.

How To Develop Your Personal Brand As A Millennial

Brandanew

The idea that you have to develop your personal brand is not an option you leave out for the exam, having crammed up the rest of the stuff. It’s time to make notes, as she goes through the exact steps you need to develop a remarkable brand!

10 Strategies To Cover New Product Development Costs

Startup Professionals Musings

The problem is that professional investors (angels and venture capitalists) want a proven business model before they invest, ready to scale, rather than the more risky research and development efforts. development costs new venture research valley of death

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). Think of your product less in terms of features and more in terms of the […]. Product Management

Startup CTO or Developer

SoCal CTO

What worries me a bit is how often I read that startups should hire a developer / hands-on lead developer. But often the result of a Founder hiring a developer or lead developer or even a VP engineering is a gap created between the founders and the developers.

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Business Development vs. Product Management

The Product Guy

In a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Chris Butler, lead a conversation around “Business Development vs. Product Management”. Ladislav focuses on user centric product development, especially on brand, usability and revenue product challenges.

The Power of Being Human in Business Development

Feld Thoughts

I’ve had some really crummy experiences with business and corporate development people in the past year. Now, while Chet focuses on business development, the same is true for corporate development or sales. This sentiment is meaningful in every walk of life, but in business development this is the difference between failure and success. The post The Power of Being Human in Business Development appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Sales business development

Driving Corporate Innovation: Design Thinking vs. Customer Development

Steve Blank

Two methods, Design Thinking and Customer Development (the core of the Lean Startup) provide the tactical day-to-day process of how to turn ideas into products. . Customer Development versus Design Thinking.

The Innovation Insurgency Gets Educated: Hacking for Defense, Diplomacy, Development, …

Steve Blank

The class is for: educators who want to learn how to teach a Hacking for Defense, Diplomacy, Development, etc. As soon as we followed it up with Hacking for Diplomacy we got asked, “Will this work at USAID with Hacking for Development?”

Startups and a Common Misunderstanding in Agile Software Development

SoCal CTO

They didn't feel they had visibility into timelines and costs for development of their software. The teams involved didn't seem to be exhibiting many of the Symptoms of a Weak Development Team.

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Lead Developer to CTO at a Startup

SoCal CTO

I've previously addressed the role of a CTO in early-stages in my post Startup CTO or Developer. for a Lead Developer: How much will it cost to build what we need to build? How can I control costs but effectively get stuff developed? How can we phase development to balance cost, features, risk, etc? What existing systems will we leverage, what programming languages, software development methodologies, web application frameworks, revision control systems, etc.?

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How to Develop Your Fund Raising Strategy

Both Sides of the Table

He’s focused on that sector (not exclusively but predominantly) and therefore has an amazing network at large financial services firms to help you with business development. So they develop short-hand ways to qualify things better. Raising money is hard.

Developing Leadership Skills: What You Need to Know

Startup Professionals Musings

These days, with the many Internet articles and new courses available, most new professionals readily cross the gap from lack of business knowledge to knowing, but many never make it over the knowing versus doing gap.

Why You Need To Develop Your Personal Brand?

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Once you have produced intensive answers to these questions, you can start applying it to your brand development. Whatever you develop will have a huge influence on the success of your company. The post Why You Need To Develop Your Personal Brand?

3 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Prioritize Personal Development

YFS Magazine

Lead online learning personal developmentI wanted to keep learning as an entrepreneur, but I couldn’t buckle down to do it until I made adjustments to my routine and schedule.

Measuring from Product to Development

The Product Guy

In a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Bennett Morrison, lead a conversation around “Measuring Product and Development”.

Baby Steps To Breakthrough In Regional Economic Development

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Creativity, Innovation, and Economic Development — Embracing the Challenge. Better Questions Means Better Answers for Regional Economic Development. Economic Development is important and challenging work. But it’s much more than an econ developer’s creativity.

Hiring Developers Before Product/Market Fit?

SoCal CTO

And in most cases they are not ready to hire developers either. Instead, what they should be considering is how to bridge the Startup Founder Developer Gap and exactly what they need in terms of Startup CTO or Developer.

How to Develop Your Business Strategy

Up and Running

One way to build out your strategy is as simple and straightforward as developing a pitch for your business. The post How to Develop Your Business Strategy appeared first on Bplans Blog. The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do – Michael Porter.

12 Random Customer Development Tips

Grasshopper Herder

Customer development is hard. Customer Development Lean StartupsIt takes work to get it right and you'll always be improving your technique. Here are a few tips I like to keep in my head while I'm getting out of the building.

10 Ways to Develop Your Leadership Team

Up and Running

Today at 4:30pm EST, we’ll be chatting about leadership development on Twitter. Leadership development is an employee perk many don’t outright recognize, or greatly appreciate. We have a small staff and take professional development very seriously.

The Innovation Insurgency Gets Educated: Hacking for Defense, Diplomacy, Development, …

Steve Blank

The class is for: educators who want to learn how to teach a Hacking for Defense, Diplomacy, Development, etc. As soon as we followed it up with Hacking for Diplomacy we got asked, “Will this work at USAID with Hacking for Development?”

The 64,000 Developer Questionnaire

Business of Software Blog

Stack Overflow’s annual developer survey is probably the most comprehensive overview of the development community. This year over 64,000 developers responded. A majority of developers, 63.9%, reported working remotely at least one day a month, and 11.1%

Develop A Personal Brand On LinkedIn: 7 Tips For Success

YoungUpstarts

Others branding LinkedIn personal branding personal developmentCreating a strong personal brand on LinkedIn can do a lot for your work prospects and really be a strong addition. These 7 tips will help you make the most of the network: 1. Headline.

Investors Do Not Fund Research And Development

Gust

I still get business plans, looking for an investor, that say all too clearly that the primary “use of funds” will be to do research and development (R&D) on some promising new technology, like superconductivity or cancer cures. Technology development. Prototype development.

Hobbies Help Entrepreneurs Develop Habits They Need To Succeed

YFS Magazine

Lifestyle business lessons hobbyist lifestyle personal development work-life balanceEntrepreneurs benefit from cultivating hobbies outside of work; the benefits are boundless.

Damaged Pure Michigan Brand Impedes Economic Development

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

As a Michigan resident I’ve followed the developments in Flint with a mixture of horror, sadness, outrage, and confusion. The ruination of this once proud and authentic brand means that economic development across the entire state will be impacted.

Software Development Estimates, Where Do I Start?

Diego Basch

For some reason many people discuss the problem of estimating software development timeframes without properly understanding the issue. Meta-question: does software development look like the first or the second kind? Most software developers would be like monks copying manuscripts.

Combining big ideas and lean development practices

The Equity Kicker

Lots of Forward Partners portfolio companies have used lean development practices to great effect (many of them with our assistance) and all of them are pursuing big and ambitious projects (defined as targeting £100m-1bn+ exits).

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Personas for Customer Development

Grasshopper Herder

Personas are an amazing tool for doing customer development. Customer Development Entrepreneurship User Experience design lean user experience personas user experienceThey are the clearest form of hypothesis, test, and learn (a.k.a. build, measure, learn).

Startup Business Development Strategies: 7 Tips For Putting.

Seed Stage Capital

skip to main | skip to sidebar 24 January 2010 Startup Business Development Strategies: 7 Tips For Putting Together Stellar Deals Business development is fun. There is a natural bias against working with firms that are unproven, underfunded, and still developing and/or evolving.

Developing a 21st Century Entrepreneurship Curriculum

Steve Blank

The class was designed to teach educators (and the entrepreneurs that support them) the Lean LaunchPad approach (Business Model Design, Customer Development and Agile Engineering) for teaching entrepreneurship. Align and train mentors to embrace customer development.

9 common mistakes developers make

The Next Web

And developers – who, like just about everyone else on the team, get into a habit of putting out fires all day – can get caught up focusing on the wrong thing and consequently, create problems for the company. Before you even start the development process, there is always a planning process.

$25 Billion Market And Rising, How To Develop Killer Mobile Apps

YFS Magazine

Launch appreneur mobile app development mobile app marketingThe mobile apps market keeps growing infinitely like a hydra on steroids. The use of mobile devices is limitless.