Once you discovered a problem of a group of people, got to the bottom of it, its context, and the motivations that people have to solve this problem, you analyze the opportunity in detail. You evaluate if it is worth developing the digital product. You evaluate how to cover the costs of development and operation. And then you go for it.
There’s an enormous amount of books that talk about the subject and, if I would approach the subject in this book, it would probably double its size. That’s why I prefer recommending some book references that I find interesting on this matter. Moreover, software product development has been a much-explored topic in several articles, talks, and books about startups. In a way, startup and software product development can be considered synonyms.
The first book I am going to point out is the Startup Guide: How startups and established companies can create profitable digital products, published in 2012 by Casa do Codigo, written by this author. In this book, I talk about a number of software product development techniques and illustrate them with practical examples based on my experience with ContaCal and Locaweb, and conversations I had with people who are developing software products from other companies.
In it, I talk about various issues related to software product development, such as:
Following are more reading tips on software product development, in order of importance:
Good reading, good product development and brace yourself for the next stage: growth (or the abyss…), our next subject.
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