How to get your app or site built

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How to get your app or site built

  1. 1. How to get yourApp or Site built
  2. 2. BEST PRACTICESAbout Joe● 4 time founder / CEO● Raised $20 Million, 2 Exits● Entrepreneur Teacher (60+ companies) Web Mobile RoR iPhone Android● Opinionated Guy…
  3. 3. BEST PRACTICESProblem * Have concept * How do I get it developed?
  4. 4. Modus Operandi (from SourcePad) BEST PRACTICES
  5. 5. BEST PRACTICESWireframing 1) Sketch - NOT beautiful 2) Use: Google Drawing Balsamiq Paper (and FAX/scanner)
  6. 6. BEST PRACTICESFunctional Comparable 1) Similar functions (not competitive) 2) Successful sites - Usable - Conventions
  7. 7. BEST PRACTICESBounce off market1) Customer Development - Steve Blank2) User Testing - Comparative
  8. 8. BEST PRACTICESDevelopment Options1) Hire staff2) Technical Co-Founder3) Outsource4) DIY
  9. 9. 1. Hire staff ● Pros ○ Dedicated Resource ○ Can access great talent ● Cons ○ Most expensive route ○ Can’t go on and off ■ Could be a mismatch after early MVP pivots
  10. 10. 2. Technical Co-Founder● Pros ○ Saves on capital ○ Gain a partner● Cons ○ Talent pool is much smaller ○ Have to be top-of-your game, top of the class
  11. 11. 3. Outsource● Pros ○ Can match MVP iterations with resource payments ○ With global economy can pay lower wages● Cons ○ Lot of potential issues ■ miscommunication, unresponsive, bad code ○ Even tougher to find good developers
  12. 12. 4. DIY (learn to code)● Pros ○ No cash out of pocket ○ In control of everything● Cons ○ Can take a long time ■ miss opportunity ○ Results might not be so good ■ Programming might not be your forte
  13. 13. Development Options Grid
  14. 14. BEST PRACTICESManaging Development● Talent● Goals● Communication
  15. 15. BEST PRACTICESTalent" The best developers are 10x as productive as average developers. "- Joel Spolsky (Joel on Software)www.joelonsoftware.com/SourcePad hires 1 out of 60 developers it interviews / tests
  16. 16. BEST PRACTICESGoals ● Concrete written ● Defined time frame ● Retain agility / pivotSourcePad system & demo: Pivotal Tracker / Scrum notes
  17. 17. BEST PRACTICESCommunication ● Mandated Daily, if not more ● Video ● Living documentation Meeting notes Grids
  18. 18. BEST PRACTICESIt’s the product, st____ !●Easy to use●Pinpoint focus●EpiphanyExample: join.me
  19. 19. BEST PRACTICESIt’s the product, st____ !●Easy to use●Pinpoint focus●EpiphanyExample: join.me
  20. 20. BEST PRACTICESTo summarize● Follow best practices when developing your app● Modus Operandi is a good start● Its the product !
  21. 21. BEST PRACTICESTo summarize● Follow best practices when developing your app● Modus Operandi is a good start● Its the product !
  22. 22. BEST PRACTICESContact Info 1) Joe Chin jchin@sourcepad.com 2) To develop a Web or mobile application jchin@sourcepad.com Web Mobile RoR iPhone Android OR info@sourcepad.com 3) To learn about entrepreneurship / development www.bestpracticesbusiness.com

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