Scope, build and launch your product

Learn how to create reliable and cost-effective development process

Build and launch your product

Learn how to create reliable and cost-effective development process

Learn from agile software development expert

My name is Alex Ponomarev, I'm a developer and entrepreneur. I've been building software for more than 15 years. I want to share what I know about software development so that non-technical founders who have domain expertise but lack technical skills can build products and make the world a better place.

Define the scope

Interview customers and create user stories and mockups to maximize developer productivity

Assemble the team

Find and hire a high-performing team to design and build the product for you

Build the product

Manage and lead your team to create the product your customers will love

Get feedback

Run alpha and beta tests and get customer feedback to iterate and improve your product

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Setting up multiple environments for your app

Continuous integration and testing of new features are at the heart of an agile software project. To implement them properly you need to set up environments for your app correctly.

Continous improvement and the feedback loop

You might think that once you kick off the development process, most of the work should be done by developers that you’ve hired. While that's true to some extent you still have to spend plenty of time road mapping, planning, and managing the process.

Managing the software project day to day

Compared to product management, project management is more tactical. It is as vital as keeping the strategic vision for your product. Even if your development team consists of only one person, you still need to make sure that all requirements are understood and deadlines are met.

Managing the product roadmap

Once you’ve completed the preparation steps and assembled your team, it’s time to start building your app. However, where do you start? In what order should you build everything that you’ve outlined in the spec document? To figure that out you need to create a roadmap.

Hiring remote developers to build your app

If you don’t know anything about programming then finding the right developer might be a problem. Most of the times you will try to use somebody from your network, but good developers are rarely available for work, so the chances are that everyone you know is busy already.

Why you need to create the spec document for your product

When I start talking about product specs, most people roll their eyes. A product spec is perceived as a large document that no one reads which takes forever to write. After all, we all want to be genuinely agile and start building the thing as soon as possible. I used