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.

7 Guidelines For Funding New Research & Development

Startup Professionals Musings

As an advisor to new business owners, and an occasional angel investor, I see new business proposals daily, many seeking investors to fund early research and development (R&D) of a new product idea. They don’t need the long research and development cycles of a new technology.

Customer Development in a Diagram

Steve Blank

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

Finding Startup Developers - First Email Contact

SoCal CTO

I'm working on a start up idea in the XXX market with my partner and we are currently looking for full stack developer to join us as a technical co-founder. The way they expressed it "technical co-founder" is code for find someone who will work as an Equity Only Developer.

How Much Does App Development Cost?

YFS Magazine

Launching an app can feel like a huge risk, but doing your research and finding a great app development team to work with can produce amazing results. Grow Technology mobile app development mobile apps technology

Another Wes Bos treat for developers

47 Hats

This week I happened to listen to two episodes back to back to Wes Bos’ new podcast Syntax – confirming a) It’s not just me that has gone back over to the Dark Side with Microsoft’s Visual Studio Code and b) this guy has lots of good content for developers.

5 Simple Ways (And Tools) To Improve Product Development

YFS Magazine

As with product development of any kind, process design is often the most difficult (yet most valuable) part of your project. Grow Marketing & Sales marketing product development software development

Developing a Leadership Philosophy

The Startup Magazine

How to Develop Your Personal Leadership Philosophy (PLP). You can’t develop a meaningful PLP without first determining who you are as a leader, including your values and priorities. How did you develop these values?

Selecting a Web Development Company

SoCal CTO

I''ve written before about finding Web Development Firms in Los Angeles. I just got an email asking about exactly this: I''m with a new company that needs some software built, but doesn''t need (or have the resources for) a large staff of software developers.

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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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8 Mobile App Development Pitfalls To Avoid

YFS Magazine

Mobile app development must be a clear and focused endeavor. Grow Technology mobile app mobile app design mobile app development technologyThe goal is to create a flawless application that’ll be loved and shared by thousands of users.

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.

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.

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 Startups Can Keep Product Development Lean

YoungUpstarts

by Steve Owens, Founder and CTO of Finish Line Product Development Services. In this article we explore the unique challenges of a lean start-up and how Outsourced Product Development (OPD) can be used to overcome them. The cost of developing a product is almost entirely a people cost.

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!

Developing Content for Your Mobile Audience

Duct Tape Marketing

Developing Content for Your Mobile Audience written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Make sure you’re keeping best practices in mind when developing content for your mobile audience.

How To Vet And Hire An Expert iOS Developer

YFS Magazine

Hiring an expert iOS app developer is rather a big deal. Not every developer can cut it. Grow Technology app development mobile app development technologyHere are five things to keep in mind.

Web Designers vs. Web Developers

SoCal CTO

Funny graphic by @shanesnow that captures the difference between web designers vs. web developers: Like the issue of Startup CTO or Developer , often startup founders who are less technical have this same question. Do I need a designer or a developer?

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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.

Personal development advice for people with kids

ConversionXL

Most of the personal development advice there assumes you have no kids. The post Personal development advice for people with kids appeared first on CXL. I don’t want to hear your advice until I know how much time do you spend with your kids.

Customer Development in Japan: a History Lesson

Steve Blank

I asked Tsutsumi-san to write a guest post for my blog to describe his experience with Customer Development in Japan. After waiting for a week or so for the book to make it to Japan, I was very much shocked how impressed I was by the Customer Development Model detailed in the book.

Nail the Customer Development Manifesto to the Wall

Steve Blank

When Bob Dorf and I wrote the Startup Owners Manual we listed a series of Customer Development principles. Pair Customer Development with Agile Development. So by popular demand, here’s a poster of the Customer Development Manifesto.

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”.

Essential Skills Every Young Professional Should Develop

YoungUpstarts

With that in mind, it’s good to be aware of some of the essential skills you must develop to be a professional. As statistics suggest , leadership development is lacking in one third of companies. by Lewis Robinson. Not everyone becomes a business professional overnight.

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

Customer Development for Web Startups

Steve Blank

Customer Development is a technique startups use to quickly iterate and test each part of their business model. How you execute Customer Development varies, depending on your type of business. Customer Development In Context.

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%

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).

Developing The Mental Fortitude To Overcome Common Startup Problems

YoungUpstarts

Developing the kind of mindset to handle the inevitable ups and downs of owning a business is not exactly something that can be learned. Others business advice problem solving self awareness self development startup advice

5 Common Mobile App Development Mistakes To Avoid

YFS Magazine

Here's a look at the most common mistakes appreneurs and mobile app development firms make when they launch a new app. Grow Technology mobile app mobile app development technologyReady to build a mobile app?

10 Steps To Develop Your Ability To Think Differently

Startup Professionals Musings

Every culture and community puts pressure on its members to follow the norms. Even young people who start out wanting to be different are called “freaks,” and most are slowly bent back into the norm by the time they “grow up.”

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.

Good Developer, Bad Developer

Guy Nirpaz

Here’s my spin on it: Good Developer, Bad Developer. Good Developer, Bad Developer. Good developer is an artist, a craftsman who enjoys the process of creation. Bad developer considers himself as a programmer, responsible for generating lines of code. Good developer understands the problems of the customers. Bad developer understands only the technical problem at hand. Good developer understands the complete architecture of the product.

7 Basic Tips For App Development

YoungUpstarts

Better app development isn’t hard, in fact it just takes the right mindset and some well thought out planning. Not only will this help you keep the development process focused, it will also make it easier for you to market your app once it’s complete. Others app development

Google Developer Periodic Table

47 Hats

Google Developer Periodic Table. What a cool idea ! And yes, each one leads to the dev page for that product.). Now if only there was the same for Microsoft and Apple! Another find by Corey ). Ideas

Top 4 Wearable Tech And Mobile App Development Trends

YFS Magazine

Grow Technology mobile app development mobile apps technology wearable tech wearablesAs wearable devices continue to penetrate the market, mobile apps play a crucial role in the future of wearables. Here's a quick look at what's trending.

5 Mistakes Developers make Selling to Developers

47 Hats

A few typical things can happen when developers sell and market development tools to other developers. Developers, engineers, and any scientific thinking person tend to reject outlandish marketing that overpromises. As far as development tools go, all tools have issues.

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

Mobile App Development Trends To Watch This Year

YFS Magazine

Mobile app development is undoubtedly one of the most active and expanding sectors. Grow Technology mobile mobile app development mobile apps mobile trends technologyThe mobile app industry has grown immensely over the last decade.