How one d.labs’ client - and friend - bootstrapped his company to become the leader in the online laundry business
Rapid application development has always been burdened by assumptions of unmaintainable and unscalable output. Rightfully so; cutting corners and fast pace are risky in engineering and too soon do errors start to pile up and refactoring discussions begin.
Learn and understand the mechanics of building a start-up in detail. What do all the methodologies actually stand for? How do they fit together? And, finally, how they can make your business more efficient and faster?
Doing remote customer discovery in the new reality of social distancing. Product teams need to accept extreme uncertainty and focus only on the immediate next step. In the end, it’s never been our job to find the perfect solution, but to try and solve customers’ problems with a best-effort approach.
The story of how we adapted our processes, communication, and culture to become a fully-remote team practically overnight. The preventive measures and internal guildelines kept us safe during the COVID-19 outbreak and also have helped other companies deal with this difficult situation.
Early listening to your future customers does take you out of your comfort zone, but the benefits of it are significant. They de-risk your endeavours, make you a more authentic company builder and vastly improve your conversations with investors.
6 techniques to help Product people who feel uneasy or reluctant to do customer interviews. Getting out of the product-building comfort zone is not easy for everyone, but by using this process, you'll be doing continuous customer interviews in no time.
The experience of co-creating over 50 businesses taught us that it was time to make the brand about what we learnt and what we believe in. So we want back to the essentials. Our deliverables might be design and code, but our work is people.