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

How Startups Can Keep Product Development Lean


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. Reducing product turn time.

10 Strategies To Cover New Product Development Costs

Startup Professionals Musings

The “valley of death” is a common term in the startup world, referring to the difficulty of covering the negative cash flow in the early stages of a startup, before their new product or service is bringing in revenue from real customers. development costs new venture research valley of death

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. 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.

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 The Entrepreneurial Mind : Grace McCaw- McCaw Industries.

Make The Best Decisions During Product Development

Inc Startups

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

Wagile Product Development – Being Agile with Waterfall Clients

The Product Guy

In a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Jessica Fredican, lead a conversation around “Wagile”. We are always looking for more product mentors from all around the world. Check it out… About The Product Mentor. Better Products.

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The Product Development Model « Steve Blank

Steve Blank

This product development diagram had become part of the DNA of Silicon Valley. Were startups failing because of product failures or was there some other failure mode? That’s in stark contrast to the traditional Product Development Model where it’s expected a customer is already there and waiting and it’s simply a matter of [.] Reply Best books for the lean product managers — Justin Gibbs , on April 28, 2009 at 2:44 pm Said: [.]

For the sake of productivity, developers need to learn to say “no”

The Next Web

Whoever coined the mantra ‘The customer is always right’ has never tried to undertake development tasks for clients with grandiose ideas, but zero technical background.

The Importance Of Concept Design To The Product Development Process Of Businesses

The Startup Magazine

Before we delve into the importance of concept design to the product design and development process of businesses, it is imperative that we define it first. Hedges calls concept design as the initial big picture of your product.

Demystifying consumer hardware product development


While there is a great deal of excitement generated by new consumer products – smart glasses, activity trackers, smart watches, arm bands and companies that make them – jawbone, google, square, leap motion, etc, entrepreneurs and investors still are shy of venturing into the space.

4 Myths Debunked About Outsourced Product Development

Inc Startups

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

The Principles of Product Development Flow

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Monday, July 13, 2009 The Principles of Product Development Flow If youve ever wondered why agile or lean development techniques work, The Principles of Product Development Flow: Second Generation Lean Product Development by Donald G.

Are Your Customers Part of Your Product Development Team?

Small Business Force

Most companies develop products that they either "think" their customers or market need or they let their ego believe that they "know" what their customers want because they, themselves, would use their product. Just frank, open discussion about current and future products.

Thoughts on scientific product development

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Monday, September 22, 2008 Thoughts on scientific product development I enjoyed reading a post today from Laserlike (Mike Speiser), on Scientific product development. By embracing a scientific approach to product development, not only will your business have a much higher probability of success, but it will also be a more fun and creative place to work. By starting a new product off with as few features as possible (1?),

How to get more from your product development teams

The Next Web

This post is brought to you by Jama Software – reinventing product delivery by changing how products are conceived, built and launched. When you’re managing product development for large, complex organizations, employee engagement can be a major challenge.

Lessons Learned: Product development leverage

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Sunday, April 26, 2009 Product development leverage Leverage has once again become a dirty word in the world of finance, and rightly so. But I want to talk about a different kind of leverage, the kind that you can get in product development. Its a force that allows startups to build products at parity with much larger companies - cheaper and much faster. In the end, I believe they co-created our product with us.

Managing The Product Development Lifecycle

UC Berkeley

As seasoned engineers and executives know, developing a technology product doesnt begin and end with the product team. Creating a website, app, hardware or software product involves an intensive effort on the part of multiple departments within an organization, with the project manager or team at the helm. Theres nothing wrong with aiming high in product development, providing that youre honest about what is possible.

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. But it’s not easy to implement this kind of approach, and product groups using fast iteration will need different structures and practices than those working in long-release cycles.

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

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

The Great Money-Making Idea Since I was satisfied with the level of traffic I was getting, and with the amount of value I was able to share with the world, it was time to take it to the next level – releasing a paid product.

Entrepreneurs, Nothing is Real Until You Start Product Development

Robert Ochtel

In addition, until you start the development of your technology, product or service offering nothing is real. It is the realities of the actual development that will cause issues and deviations from your original plan. In what follows is a short discussion on issues to address once the realities of development begin and start to affect your start-up company. Knock Down Unanticipated Development Road Blocks. Actively Manage the Development.

"I think that Scrum is becoming a barrier to good product development rather than an aid. The."

Mark Birch

“I think that Scrum is becoming a barrier to good product development rather than an aid. process product development optimization development agile The reliance on rituals and rigour make it look like it is a “fool-proof” process to success but all the optimisation goes in the wrong place, in the delivery.” - The Time Travelling Designer and other stories of Agile Design | Made by Many (via iamdanw ). At first, the process optimizes the goal.


Top 5 Product Development Faux Pas in Startups

Austin Startup

This part of the planning process is not about your idea or product, it’s about solving a problem AND satisfying a customer’s need. and “Why they would buy your product?” The biggest thing to remember here is that your customers do not exist to buy your products, you exist for them.

Managing Many Voices Involved with Product Development

Launching Tech Ventures

By Aileen Wu Success product development requires not only blood, sweat and tears, but also a dialogue among colleagues from several different disciplines. Designers, who invent the look and feel of products, are sometimes fundamentally motivated to push the envelope of convention. Engineers, who build the products and test their integrity, can sometimes be skeptical of the motives and value that business people bring to the table.

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. Because the world is full of “Great product; didn’t sell.” And this is true even for companies where the product actually costs a lot of money.

Launching Tech Ventures: Yogi Product Development

Launching Tech Ventures

Thursday, May 5, 2011 Yogi Product Development by Justin Hakuta For my final project I worked on developing a prototype for an online yoga community I’m launching. Here are some lessons I learned along the way: Developing a prototype See the future, act in the present.

‘Support is never, ever as important as product development. Discuss’

Business of Software Blog

They make high quality stuff and they guarantee on if you go to their website and read their product guarantee. Even if people ask for the features we are not gonna build them and there’re odd even for against this but for me it always struck me as kind of an egotistical experience because you are not buying your product, other people are buying your product, other people are giving you money for the use of your product that you are building for them.

5 Reasons Why Crowdfunding Actually Hurts Product Development

Inc Startups

The problem is, for every one of these, there are hundreds of campaigns pushing products that may be unsafe, aren''t helpful to regular folks, or just hurt product teams and their creations in general Who wouldn''t like a crowd-funded campaign creating a water filtration system to help African children?

4 Practical Ways To Improve Your Online Courses And Training

YFS Magazine

Grow Marketing & Sales employee training online courses online learning online training product developmentOnline education comes with many benefits, but one of the greatest objections to e-courses and employee training is "but what about the practical training?".

How Hands-On Should CEOs Be With Product Development?

Inc Startups

Some Apple employees say Tim Cook is less hands-on in developing products than his immortal predecessor. It shouldn''t matter

Features vs. Benefits: What Do B2B Customers Care About Most?

YFS Magazine

Market your product in a way that a B2B customer not only considers it the only logical choice, but also sticks to their decision in the future. Grow Marketing & Sales b2b marketing online marketing product design product development

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Hoviones Rapid Proof of Concept Dry Powder Inhalation Product Development

EIN News

a stronger position in funding negotiations with venture capitalists. About Hovione. Hovione is an international company. With four FDA inspected sites in the U.S., China, Ireland, and Portugal, the company focuses

Lean Logic Extends To All Functions, Not Just Product Development

Launching Tech Ventures

Sunday, March 6, 2011 Lean Logic Extends To All Functions, Not Just Product Development by Private Our class discussion around Foursquare highlighted a strange paradox that I’ve been trying to articulate for a while now. Isn't a 'Minimal Viable Product' Kinda Lame?

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. Still, if you’ve not heard these questions from a developer, they are not helping you as much as they should.

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 leanIn 2007, ProductRepair (name changed), a market leader in its industry, was facing some serious threats: A rapidly maturing business. New “digitally native” entrants with greatly enhanced data collection abilities.

How Keurig Faked It Before it Made It In Product Development

Inc Startups

To boost internal support for its new Keurig Kold device, the company submitted evidence that showed consumers liked the machine's results. There was just one catch: it didn't exist

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? That your product can do a lot of things, but it’s hard to articulate exactly what it does in just a few short sentences? Maybe your product is trying […].

Skybell Co-Founder Reveals How To Launch And Ship Products In Record Time

YFS Magazine

Many people told us it couldn’t be done: inventing, creating and shipping an award-winning product in seven months – especially with only $100,000 in initial funds. Launch product development Product Launch starting a business

Lean & Startup Patterns – Interview with Sam McAfee

Grasshopper Herder

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 […]. Lean Startup Teamwork & Leadership lean manufacturing lean product development lean startup(Sam McAfee is the Chief Technology Officer of POPVOX and author of Startup Patterns. I reached out to chat about his approach on Lean, startups and teamwork.

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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. Business Cases Lean Startup New Product Development Product Development Product Management business case market sizing market validation validated learning