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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Hiring a UI Designer for your app

You probably have many things to take care of, and your funds are somewhat limited. Why bother hiring a designer? Unfortunately, the expectations of users are very high these days. They're used to products built by big teams that have smooth animations and cutting-edge graphics.

Paper prototyping and wireframing

An essential step of gathering requirements before building a software product is visualizing your concepts and ideas. A visual representation of the UI will allow you to show how you think your users should achieve their goals.

Writing user stories for your app

Software requirements is a very fragile structure and can be easily destroyed by the misuse of a written language. That’s why most of the lengthy requirements specification documents fail miserably.

How to find out what you want to build

If you read The Four Steps to the Epiphany by Steve Blank, you’re probably familiar with his idea of customer development. It’s entirely different from traditional product development approach used for decades.

How to build your app: Part IV

This is the fourth post in a series where I list steps involved to build your app, from idea to launch. Be sure to check other posts about interviewing customers and preparing the specs, hiring designers and developers and managing the product and the project during the development process. In

How to build your app: Part III

In a couple of previous posts, I wrote about preparing specs and mockups for your product (Part I) and hiring designers and developers (Part II). Once you have your product spec, design and team ready you can start the development process. This step is equally complicated as any of the