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Unbiased Tips to Set-up an Ultra-powerful Product Team- A Cheat Sheet for Startups

Unbiased Tips to Set-up an Ultra-powerful Product Team- A Cheat Sheet for Startups

Pondering over how Airbnb has more than 150 million users, or how Instagram thrived despite having no marketing budget initially? It’s because people have developed a trust with the products; the value and convenience they’ve added to their lives hit the rooftop and reached the sky. In this world of digital clutter, a (digital) product has to continually adapt to the changing and growing needs of the consumer. New startups are coming up every day, and while 9 out of 10 startups fail, the 1 that works is consistently making life more comfortable. Consider Zonka, a Customer Feedback App that collects customer reviews from diverse channels giving brands an insight into what their consumers need – eventually enhancing life for brands and consumers. The first step here is to find a real problem, a gap! The second step is to find holistic solutions which need a holistic team that puts their heads into developing and continually enhancing the solution, with a product. An integrated product team creates products with constant cooperation and technical prowess. Building a well-equipped team is imperative for startup product development. Now, Here’s how you can hire a holistic group of people for an insightful prototype development: Setting up a Holistic Product Team   1. Develop a Strategic Hiring Plan Define the scope of each role according to your end goal or the temporary goals of the product development. Then, select candidates through an engaging approach. During the interview, focus on getting relevant information about each person. Find out why the applicant wants to work with you, what are their soft skills and technical skills. Define and describe...

Agile Product Development Tips from an Outsourcing Company

As an agile and dynamic outsourcing company, Classic Informatics are well placed to ensure your business receives the very best service possible when it comes to product development. Our flexible engagement models are based on the requirements of the client, and in this blog we will look at some key factors and issues surrounding product development using agile methods, and focus on building a strong foundation for your project. What is Agile Product Development Agile product development depends on a clean, efficient workflow. It is based on efficient processes and creating a defined roadmap, allowing products to reach the customer faster. It is dynamic and based on what the customer needs, as well as what we can learn about the client’s market. Customer feedback loops also help to define behavior and usage analytics. Agile Production Development Tips There are a number of things worth bearing in mind if you are working in an agile environment – and a number of steps to follow to ensure that both you and your client are working in a happy and successful relationship.   Get everything in writing Agile product development is complex, and although it’s a tried and tested method of bringing products to market, there is still room for things to go wrong. Make sure you get a written record of what’s expected when, and who needs to complete certain tasks. There are likely to be multiple handoffs, email conversations and sign-offs required by many different people as the stages continue, so bear in mind that keeping everything in writing is the safest and easiest way to go.   Cut out...