When you first start to plan the development of your Minimum Viable Product, one of the main issues to deal with is finding the right people to do your product development. Product development is usually done by a team of which one of the major components besides UEX designers are software developers or programming coders.
This article will deal with the complex issue of finding the right coders and how to manage the development process all while keeping in mind your timetable and budget constraints.
We’re talking about common mistakes that people make in the early days of a start-up. Here’s the rest of the list, continued from Part 1.
Not Taking the Lean Startup Approach
It is very tempting to build the best and most feature rich product, but does this serve your goals or your target audience? No, it does not. You must identify the minimal viable product which will meet the needs of your target audience and remove all unneeded features and functionality of the initial version. Once your launch your product, you will discover the real needs and features needed – some will be as you might have expected but many will be new and come from your target audience needs and reactions. [see also The Lean Startup]
When it comes to outsourcing, India is a country on the verge of many exciting developments. While wages are known to be generally lower than western countries, the quality of the Indian developers and project managers is fast becoming legitimate competition to the rest of the world.
In the past, people in India have worked six days a week – and sometimes seven – racking up well over the typical forty-hour work-week. Recently, however, things have evolved, as India’s hi-tech workers become more westernized in their approach to not only technology but the important balance of family/free time and careers.
Poland is a growing center of technology outsourcing, with expansion rapidly taking this country from unknown to sought-after. A gem of the European Union, Poland offers an exceptional crop of technology professionals – programmers, project managers and more – all of whom can be assets to your start-up.
With an emphasis on IP security, and infrastructure, many American and European businesses feel comfortable working with Polish technology workers. A common language and culture – coupled together with an exceptional university system – and there is already a strong foundation for finding the right outsourcing in this country.
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