XGEN Applications

XGEN Applications

it is a big world out there

 

How will your idea get into the market?

Many founders focus early on funding, perfecting their pitch and slide decks in hopes of landing that key investor. The three most common problems that prevent leaders of online startups from getting their idea to market are:

  • Losing sight of objectives. New ideas, features, and markets will begin to appear from day one but the teams building your product must stay focused. Creating and following a strategic plan is critical.
  • Incorrect sizing of the build team and organization. In other words hiring people you don't need yet (or at all) or not hiring the type of skills you do need at each stage of development for both the idea and the organization. A startup is like any other project where resources must be applied "just in time" - too early and you burn cash, too late and you miss delivery deadlines.
  • Not focusing on operational cost-per-user metrics (pricing) or not targeting paying users at all. Every business revolves around providing a product or service, getting paid for that product or service, and having enough left after operating costs to reinvest in the growing the business. If you train organization to operate on a loss (with growth enabled through investor cash injections), your organization will never learn to operate without that support.

How will you save this project?

Projects go bad for many reasons, especially software development projects. The three most common problems that prevent successful execution of a software development or system transition project are:

  • Losing sight of objectives. New ideas, features, and markets will begin to appear from day one but the teams building your product must stay focused. Creating and following a strategic plan is critical.
  • Incorrect sizing of the build team and organization. In other words hiring people you don't need yet (or at all) or not hiring the type of skills you do need at each stage of development for both the idea and the organization. A startup is like any other project where resources must be applied "just in time" - too early and you burn cash, too late and you miss delivery deadlines.
  • Misunderstanding the software industry. There are hundreds of frameworks, technologies, and methodologies out there - do you know which to deploy and when? Frameworks or development technologies are in a constant state of change. Companies that create developer tools (Oracle, Microsoft, etc) are under constant pressure to improved the tools developers purchase and with that improvement comes a change in frameworks. Add to this the regular implementation of open-source frameworks from individual developers and you have a framework market that can seem impossible to navigate. What are the considerations for long-term support of the product or service?
 

Consulting Areas


STARTUP PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

We specialize in rapid development and Minimum Viable Product (MVP) implementations with the end goal of getting your idea to market as quickly as possible to begin market testing and refining your idea for success. Depending on the structure of your startup, we can be your build and implementation team or even join your business as a full technology partner.


    BUSINESS STRATEGY

    The startup and small business marketplace is still a new and fierce frontier that requires legal advice from attorneys who are deeply entrenched in the particularities of venture financing. Our firm gives you an holistic approach, so your company can get the best competitive advantage.


    PROJECT PLANNING

    We provide custom project planning and management services for software development cycles ranging from small mobile applications to large-scale, multi-platform enterprise systems. Our project managers are capable of planning and executing projects under multiple disciplines such as traditional PMBOK as well as various Agile methodologies.
     


    TEAM PROCESSES / AUDIT PREPARATION

    The startup and small business marketplace is still a new and fierce frontier that requires legal advice from attorneys who are deeply entrenched in the particularities of venture financing. Our firm gives you an holistic approach, so your company can get the best competitive advantage.


    PROJECT RESCUE

    Software projects don't always execute as planned and project contracts don't always deliver as expected. We can help you recover an out of control project by either assessing the current state of the project (time line, issues, and risks) and recommending a recovery approach or taking over project execution completely.

     


    RELEASE AND CONTROL PROCESSES / DEVOPS

    Fashion law is a little bit like the Wild West. There’s a lot of potential, but the rules can seem convoluted and vague at best. Protecting a brand or even a single design involves intellectual property, copyrights, trademarks, and patents.

     
     

     
     
    Get the right people. Then no matter what all else you might do wrong after that, the people will save you. That’s what management is all about.
    — Tom DeMarco
     
     

     
     
     

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