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- General Assembly San Francisco, San Francisco CA
Introduction to Product Development: Roadmaps, MVPs and Wireframes
Saturday, October 27 from 9:00am - 1:00pm
Poornima Vijayashanker, Ex-Engineer at Mint.com, Founder & CEO, BizeeBee
Got an idea and ready to bring it to the market? Want to know what next steps you need to take to go from an idea to building a minimum viable product?
In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn how to take your idea, create features around it, choose the ones that that should make up your minimum viable product, and use that MVP to perform usability tests on potential customers. We’ll also show you how to use Balsamiq, an online tool, to create an actual wireframe mockup of your MVP.
1. How to create a product roadmap that aligns with business goals.
2. Understanding the product development process.
3. How to create and communicate product vision through wireframes and user stories.
4. Best practices and tools for managing the product development process.
5. Create and get feedback on a wireframe element of your MVP.
Who should attend this workshop? Founders who are seriously interested in bringing a product to market, but are new to product development. The focus will solely be on internet businesses and software products. Software development or engineering experience is not required.
Prerequisite: Have an idea that you’ve worked on for 1+ months, done market research and competitive analysis, and know who the initial customer you’re targeting is. Do not need to have an MVP or prototype built.
Poornima Vijayashanker is a software engineer and entrepreneur. She was one of the first engineers at Mint.com, a startup, which was acquired by Intuit. Prior to joining startup land she studied Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science at Duke University. She is currently CEO and Founder of BizeeBee, which she was inspired to start after consulting with local businesses looking to improve their management practices. You can find her on Twitter @poornima.
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