THE BASIS OF THE 20 DAY DEVELOPMENT METHOD IS FORMED AROUND THE LEAN STARTUP METHODOLOGY. BUILDING A PRODUCT THAT IS MOST RELEVANT TO YOUR USERS, ACHIEVED BY GAINING VALUABLE FEEDBACK, BUILDING QUICKLY, RELEASING TO MARKET QUICKLY AND LEARNING WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE NEXT. CONTINUING THIS BUILD, RELEASE, LEARN LOOP HAS A PROVEN RECORD OF SUCCESS IN COMPANIES OF ALL SHAPES AND SIZES.
Why is this a better way to build online products?
This method allows us to focus intently on a specific feature and perfect it.
The costs involved in developing software 'the old way' is expensive.
Building in increments like this means your product is continually evolving in real-time.
Answer 10 Questions
This is the start of something beautiful. A carefully designed questionnaire allows us to understand important aspects of your business and project. From this 10 questions, we get a good idea of where things are at, what you're trying to acheive, what might need to be done, and how you want to do it.
Meeting with your Product Manager
From the 10 Questionnaire we place you with a Product Manager that best suits, your business type, Industry and possible technology stack.
All our Product Managers are trained and experienced in Lean Methodologies and spend time walking you through the process and principles.
Education is a large part of our offering, where as a client you are not only paying for your product but your own education in the Startup and Digital Business arena. We want your business to be a success and by offerring insights and frameworks for you as a business owner to consider.
Digital Villager: A product manager is your partner or on demand CTO that acts as a glue between all the facets of product development.
They are strategic and business minded, with a strong technical knowledge and good sense for design and UX.
Digital Villager:An MVP or Minimal Viable Product is your product or service in it's rawest form. It is a product that is designed to provide the most useful feedback from your customes.
Your MVP is not always very pretty. Sometimes, it may not even involve any development work. We are interested in building products and busiensses, not software just for the sake of it.
Determine, define and agree on deliverables
After working with you to determine what your MVP will look like, we develop a 20 day contract that outlines what will be built within that 20 days to get your MVP to market. completely setup with research and analytics included so when the 20 days is over, it goes to market and we start gathering feedback from customers on what was developed.
Digital Villager: We scope out as precisely as feasible what we are going to build in the next 20 days, so then everyone is on the same page and expectations are level.
Digital Villager:It will be different everytime. Sometimes there may be very little engineering costs because your MVP might only be a simple landing page with more man hours on your end required. If we learn through our analytics that building a particular feature will benefit your business we will suggest it and estimate it. If we need 3 developes over the 20 days to get this done, then thats what it will take.
But it is important to remember that the client always holds the reigns. The Product Manager may consult and suggest, but it is the clients business and decisions.
Digital Villager:A common problem in software development is in the scoping process. When estimating how long it might take to develop an application; An Engineer has to map out the entire system and consider every detail and put an hourly estimate next to it. On large projects, you can imagine how difficult this can be.
This methodogoly is a great solution to this problem but it does not solve it entirely. This is why we still estimate the work for the 20days by the hour. and then if we reach that cap, we review the work with the client and if agreed by client, we bill by the hour until the job is completed.