March 11, 2019 Stewart Marshall

DEVELOPMENT 101 CHECKLIST

Many startups seem to have a limited grasp of what they want to make

This WILL increase development costs

So, a few things to check that you’ve done, BEFORE you let your developers near your baby

KEEP IT SUPER SIMPLE

Pare your vision back to the basics

Don’t spend thousands on features unnecessary for version 1

BE CRYSTAL CLEAR

A few mock-ups and saying “it’s a bit like [xxxxxxxxx]”, ain’t gonna cut it when you present your idea to a tech team or VC guys for funding

You need a complete plan

IT WILL TAKE LONGER THAN YOU THINK

It always does

Set realistic time frames, because running out of money stings

DO YOUR MATHS

Even off shore developers are costly

Know what your money will buy

STICK TO THE PLAN

Changes mid-project are ALWAYS expensive

More planning = Less coding

SINGLE VERSION

Do you need an app AND a website?

Unless you NEED specific device features, consider using just a website

DATA

Write a detailed list of EVERY bit of data you want to capture

IF YOU THINK IT, INK IT

Ideas in your head are WORTHLESS. Write them down

YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR

Commercial grade software takes skill and precision, so pick your development partner wisely

Are you REALLY ready to start development?


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