Rapid Prototyping A Startup

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Rapid Prototyping A Startup

  1. 1. Rapid Prototyping Your Startup Rob Fan @ fbFund 07.15.2009
  2. 2. 2 hours of rapid prototyping creates a funded company
  3. 3. “Rapid prototyping” at Sharethrough Problem Solution *Image borrowed from Eric Ries @ http://startuplessonslearned.blogspot.com
  4. 4. “Rapid prototyping” at Sharethrough Does this solve the pain? Do customer want to pay for this? Etc. Scaling Product Build first worry about scaling later Team or Refactor extensively and heavily for Company features in use Problem Solution *Image borrowed from Eric Ries @ http://startuplessonslearned.blogspot.com
  5. 5. Don’t use nails to hold together something that only needs to be held together by tape
  6. 6. Product development effort should be proportional to the customer development effort
  7. 7. Hierarchical company & product planning
  8. 8. Hierarchical company & product planning
  9. 9. Hierarchical company & product planning • Company Vision • Company Roadmap • Product Vision • Product Roadmap • Release Planning • Sprint Planning • Daily Scrum
  10. 10. Release on regular intervals with built-in feedback loops
  11. 11. Release on regular intervals with built-in feedback loops • 2 week build cycles • feedback loops • retrospective/5 why’s to improve process • demo to customer dev for product feedback • daily scrum for feed on day-to-day operations
  12. 12. Use customer development to organize and formalize inputs
  13. 13. Identify early-evangelists to start getting customer feedback
  14. 14. Cheat Sheet
  15. 15. Cheat Sheet • Do not be afraid to fail or make mistakes
  16. 16. Cheat Sheet • Do not be afraid to fail or make mistakes • Fail fast, learn, and move on
  17. 17. Cheat Sheet • Do not be afraid to fail or make mistakes • Fail fast, learn, and move on • Create lots of feedback loops
  18. 18. Cheat Sheet • Do not be afraid to fail or make mistakes • Fail fast, learn, and move on • Create lots of feedback loops • Talk to and listen to your customers
  19. 19. Cheat Sheet • Do not be afraid to fail or make mistakes • Fail fast, learn, and move on • Create lots of feedback loops • Talk to and listen to your customers • Learn in intervals, NOT in a constant stream
  20. 20. Cheat Sheet • Do not be afraid to fail or make mistakes • Fail fast, learn, and move on • Create lots of feedback loops • Talk to and listen to your customers • Learn in intervals, NOT in a constant stream • Learn as much as you can from peers and advisors
  21. 21. Thanks! Contact: rob@sharethrough.com http://robfan.com

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