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Ship it

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Ship it

  1. 1. Have an idea?Ship It!
  2. 2. Houston Open Development User Group http://www.houopendev.net
  3. 3. How many times have you said:
  4. 4. “I have this really cool idea for...”
  5. 5. “It’d be so cool if someone did...”
  6. 6. The Answer?
  7. 7. Ship It!Image Take From http://shipitsquirrel.github.com/
  8. 8. When?
  9. 9. “Soon is not as good as now.” “Poke the Box” by Seth Godin
  10. 10. Need Permission?
  11. 11. You have it!
  12. 12. Meet the Resistance
  13. 13. That’s a bad idea No one needs that With all that spare time you have? You don’t know how to do that You’d need helpYou can’t do that Someone already solved that problem No one will use that That’ll never work
  14. 14. Don’t Listen, Ignore
  15. 15. “Real artists ship” “Linchpin: Are You Indispensable” - Seth Godin
  16. 16. How?
  17. 17. FormalizePhoto From: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonathanfortes/4578065732/ “Bow ties are cool.” - The Doctor
  18. 18. Formalize
  19. 19. Formalize• Write it Down
  20. 20. Formalize• Write it Down• Buy Domain Name
  21. 21. Formalize• Write it Down• Buy Domain Name• Start Building
  22. 22. Minimal Viable Product
  23. 23. Minimal Viable Product• Minimal Launch Features
  24. 24. Minimal Viable Product• Minimal Launch Features• Core Functionality Only
  25. 25. Minimal Viable Product• Minimal Launch Features• Core Functionality Only• Ask “Is it really needed?”
  26. 26. Minimal Viable Product• Minimal Launch Features• Core Functionality Only• Ask “Is it really needed?”• Don’t Over Think
  27. 27. Get a Partner
  28. 28. Get a Partner
  29. 29. Get a Partner• Developer? Get a Designer
  30. 30. Get a Partner• Developer? Get a Designer• Designer? Get a Developer
  31. 31. Get a Partner• Developer? Get a Designer• Designer? Get a Developer• If you’re neither, get one of each
  32. 32. Time Box Yes, its TARDIS, what other “time box” is there?
  33. 33. Time Box
  34. 34. Time Box• 2-3 Hours a Night, 2-3 Days a Week
  35. 35. Time Box• 2-3 Hours a Night, 2-3 Days a Week• Avoid Weekends
  36. 36. Time Box• 2-3 Hours a Night, 2-3 Days a Week• Avoid Weekends• Maintain a Social Life
  37. 37. Finally...
  38. 38. Launch It Image Taken from http://www.flickr.com/photos/nasacommons/4858568740/
  39. 39. “You can’t build on top of ‘We’ll decide later,’ but can build on top of ‘Done.’”
  40. 40. Does It Really Work?
  41. 41. YES
  42. 42. Want Proof?
  43. 43. Just for Bands - LiveShow
  44. 44. TheNoows.com
  45. 45. Inspiration
  46. 46. “Getting Real” by 37signals
  47. 47. “Getting Real” “Poke the Box” by 37signals by Seth Godin
  48. 48. “Getting Real” “Poke the Box” “Rework” by 37signals by Seth Godin by 37signals
  49. 49. “Linchpin: Are You“Getting Real” “Poke the Box” “Rework” Indispensable” by 37signals by Seth Godin by 37signals by Seth Godin
  50. 50. “Linchpin: Are You“Getting Real” “Poke the Box” “Rework” “Do the Work” Indispensable” by 37signals by Seth Godin by 37signals by Steven Pressfield by Seth Godin
  51. 51. Apps That Can Help
  52. 52. Apps That Can Help• GitHub - Source Control Storage• Basecamp - Project Management• IM & Skype - Communication
  53. 53. Discussion
  54. 54. After the Session• Name: Michael Koby• Blog: http://www.mkoby.com• Twitter: @mkoby• Speaker Rate:• Slide Share

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