• 20 DAYS

New Product Projects

We build in 20 Day Iterations

THE BASIS OF THE 20 DAY DEVELOPMENT METHOD IS FORMED AROUND THE LEAN STARTUP METHODOLOGY. BUILDING A PRODUCT THAT IS MOST RELEVANT TO YOUR USERS, ACHIEVED BY GAINING VALUABLE FEEDBACK, BUILDING QUICKLY, RELEASING TO MARKET QUICKLY AND LEARNING WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE NEXT. CONTINUING THIS BUILD, RELEASE, LEARN LOOP HAS A PROVEN RECORD OF SUCCESS IN COMPANIES OF ALL SHAPES AND SIZES.

Build
Determine your MVP and get it to market asap to get feedback from your customers and learn what they really want.
Release
Learn fast what is working and what is not. Change it straight away and get it back out there in front of your customers.
Learn
Data-driven development iterations make sure that you are building what is most important for your users at that time.

Benefits

Why is this a better way to build online products?

Quality

This method allows us to focus intently on a specific feature and perfect it.

  • Transparency in scope
  • Guided by experienced Product Managers
  • Latest technology stacks
  • Best coding practices

Cost

The costs involved in developing software 'the old way' is expensive.

  • Cashflow friendly
  • No hidden costs
  • Only 20 day contracts
  • Data driven development reduces costs

Scalability

Building in increments like this means your product is continually evolving in real-time.

  • Guidance in product direction
  • Continous product evolution
  • User driven development
  • Client education focus

How it works

1. Project Brief

Answer 10 Questions

This is the start of something beautiful. A carefully designed questionnaire allows us to understand important aspects of your business and project. From this 10 questions, we get a good idea of where things are at, what you're trying to acheive, what might need to be done, and how you want to do it.


Actions
  • Manually post your project online
  • Call us to speak to a Product Manager
  • Complete questionnaire
  • We review your Project Outline
  • We arrange a meeting to discuss details
Customer Q&A
Jim Nose

Customer

I have a project that I would be interested in being produced by Digital Village. But I have some questions:

Digital Villager: Because this provides a perfect amount of time to clearly and quickly scope what needs to be developed so you as a client know what you can expect to see in 20 days time. 20 days provides a perfect amount of time from a development perspective to build out individual features in detail.

Any less than 20 days, would not be enough time to build something of value. Anymore time, creates unneccessary complications and vagueness around important specific details.
Digital Villager: We understand this seems easier and clearer in terms of you budgeting etc. But when building complicated products, it's unrealistic, unfeasible and unproductive to carryout a scope and develop a specification document that clearly defines all functions, UX and features.

To do this properly on a large project would take months of planning and documentation. By the time we're ready to start building, your market may have changed and your business with it.
Digital Villager: We don't. If your product is new in the market, you will likely find you will be constantly making small modifications to suit customer needs or pivoting the business completely. The beauty of this method is your product is continually evolving to suit business environments, customer demand and market opportunities.

We don't want to build all these features for you that we are not sure are going to provide value to your users. This is a common and sure way to waste time and money.

Alternatively, we operate in iterations to build one thing at a time and get feedback from users about what is missing or what could be improved.

2. Consultation

Meeting with your Product Manager

From the 10 Questionnaire we place you with a Product Manager that best suits, your business type, Industry and possible technology stack.

All our Product Managers are trained and experienced in Lean Methodologies and spend time walking you through the process and principles.

Education is a large part of our offering, where as a client you are not only paying for your product but your own education in the Startup and Digital Business arena. We want your business to be a success and offer insights and frameworks for you as a business owner to consider.



Actions
  • Discuss your business aspirations
  • Explain Lean Start Up Principles & methodology
  • Determine your Target Customer
  • Understand their underserved needs
  • Define your Value Proposition
  • Cost estimate for your MVP
Product Market Fit
Jim Nose

Customer

OK, so we work directly with the Product Manager to build our site. But whats with all the theory?

Digital Villager: A product manager is your partner or on demand CTO that acts as a glue between all the facets of product development.


They are strategic and business minded, with a strong technical knowledge and good sense for design and UX.

Digital Villager:An MVP or Minimal Viable Product is your product or service in it's rawest form. It is a product that is designed to provide the most useful feedback from your customers.

Your MVP is not always very pretty. Sometimes, it may not even involve any development work. We are interested in building products and busiensses, not software just for the sake of it.

Digital Villager: It is best answered by Eric Ries himself; "The Lean Startup provides a scientific approach to creating and managing startups and get a desired product to customers' hands faster. The Lean Startup method teaches you how to drive a startup-how to steer, when to turn, and when to persevere-and grow a business with maximum acceleration. It is a principled approach to new product development." Learn More

3. 20 Day Contract

Determine, define and agree on deliverables

After working with you to determine what your MVP will look like, we develop a 20 day contract that outlines what will be built within that 20 days to get your MVP to market. completely setup with research and analytics included so when the 20 days is over, it goes to market and we start gathering feedback from customers on what was developed.

Actions
  • 20 Day Deliverables are determined, defined and agreed on
  • 20 Day Contract is submitted & Estimations Understood
  • Payment made before development cycle starts
Jim Nose

Customer

Seems pretty straight forward. So the idea is to get my product to market ASAP so I can better understand my users needs.

Digital Villager: We scope out as precisely as feasible what we are going to build in the next 20 days, so then everyone is on the same page and expectations are level.

Digital Villager:It will be different everytime. Sometimes there may be very little engineering costs because your MVP might only be a simple landing page with more man hours on your end required. If we learn through our analytics that building a particular feature will benefit your business we will suggest it and estimate it. If we need 3 developers over the 20 days to get this done, then thats what it will take.

But it is important to remember that you as the client always hold the reigns. The Product Manager may consult and suggest, but it is the clients business and decision at the end of the day.

Digital Villager:A common problem in software development is in the scoping process. When estimating how long it might take to develop an application; An Engineer has to map out the entire system and consider every detail and put an hourly estimate next to it. On large projects, you can imagine how difficult this can be.

This methodology is a great solution to this problem but it does not solve it entirely. This is why we still estimate the work for the 20days by the hour. and then if we reach that cap, we review the work with the client and if agreed by client, we bill by the hour until the job is completed.

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