Over the last few months, we’ve been hard at work improving one of our newest, most exciting products here at…
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We can talk about Rootstrap all day long, but sometimes it’s better to actually see what it looks like in action. Here’s a quick peak at a recent brainstorming session with the team as well as Rootstrap HQ.
There’s a lot stacked against you as an entrepreneur. Around every corner is a startup killer, ready to take everything away, leaving you and your new business in the dirt. But if you recognize these threats, you can avoid them and step out of the darkness, safe and sound, hand-in-hand with your successful startup.
If you have an idea for a new product (and you’re doing it right), you’re looking to solve a problem for consumers. Maybe you have an idea for an app that you’re 100% sure has a home in the marketplace. That’s great, that’s what successful product development is all about, but what you also need to realize is that you’re not telling consumers what they want or need, you’re being informed by them.
It’s understandable to have the notion that a bigger team could get a project done faster. More hands means more work and more work means more gets done, right? Well, that’s not the case when it comes to product development. Efficiency in product development comes from small, independent teams.
Throughout product development you’re always learning, and every pivot is a response to something learned. It’s an answer to new information, not a lack of it. A pivot should be toward what is working, not just a pivot away from what’s not.
You can do everything right, but you’re still going to experience a bit of scope creep during your product development… it’s just part of it. Fortunately, as a product owner, it’s something that will be well managed if you’ve chosen the right development team. They’re kind of like your project’s Van Helsing.
An agile approach is fundamentally different from a traditional approach to managing software development, but it’s being adopted by more and more developers that want to save clients time and money while still meeting the needs of users. We adhere to the principals of agile development at Rootstrap because we’ve seen the method in action, and we know it works.
A user story is a vital part to the agile approach of product development and idea validation. In its simplest form, it’s a way to steer writing about product requirements toward having a meaningful conversation about them. While user stories will include a written-down sentence or two of description, it’s the conversations surrounding them that are truly valuable.