Less Friction

We help you develop and launch custom software products faster by providing temporary teams with established process, so that you can skip the messy, costly work of recruiting, training, and managing good talent. For now.

WHERE ARE YOU
STARTING FROM?

Our process mitigates risk and minimizes waste

Click on each of the steps below to learn more about how we work.

THE BIG IDEA

You have a great idea for a product that will generate revenue or make your business run more smoothly. But you also have lots of questions running through your mind, like How much will it cost? And, How do I build this?

If you’re here, this is an ideal time to take advantage of our free consult and let us help you address those questions.

DISCOVERY

What is the problem the product is solving? Who has this problem? How urgently do they want to solve the problem? Will they pay? How will we reach these people? How should we design for them? Is our proposed solution the right solution?

Using different low-cost research methods, the discovery phase validates our earliest assumptions.

PROTOTYPING

It’s time to stop talking about the solution and start bringing it to life. Prototyping includes sketching interface designs, wireframing, and even building functional products without writing any code.

The goal is to start generating different ideas to see which ones might work best. Feel free to join us in this process (we’ll show you how).

USER TESTING

We’ll take our prototypes to “the streets” to begin testing usability, collect more insights, and even start pre-selling the product (why not, right?).

If we discover opportunities to change or improve on our ideas, it’s easy to go back and prototype more. Otherwise we’re ready to start building.

DEVELOPMENT

Using the same iterative approach we took while prototyping, we’ll start building the product in two week cycles called “sprints.”

Throughout the project timeline we’ll incorporate feedback from customers and users, staying adaptive to change.

LAUNCH

This is where we take a brief moment to celebrate and admire what we’ve accomplished so far.

The moment is brief because this is where a lot of the hard work really begins.

CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT

Using a mix of tracking tools and research, we’ll analyze what’s working and what’s not. We’ll identify new ideas to try and we’ll experiment with those ideas.

The goal is to find and scale what works.

TRANSITION

It’s hard to say goodbye, but we believe you’re ready to takeover the process yourself.

We’ll help you find the right talent, transfer knowledge and responsibility, and even train your new team on best practices through regular workshops.

Are you ready to get there, today?

Strategy
Translating your vision into a winning game plan.
Implementation
Designing, building, testing, and validating the plan at every step to mitigate risk and reduce waste.
Education
Making technical concepts accessible and learnable so that you can outgrow us.
Training
Helping identify the right talent, tools, and methods needed to maintain excellence.

How We

Get You There

Building product is a process that requires commitment. That’s why we spend days, weeks, and even months working with our clients upfront to understand your goals, current challenges, budgets, timelines, and process, and to determine if we’re really the best partner for your needs.

You’d be amazed to learn how much we can cover in the first consult. And it’s completely free.

Would you like to book time with us now?

We combine customer interviews, surveys, minimum viable products, and data analysis to help you understand and (re)define the problem your product is trying to solve.

These methods are well established in our industry, but also accessible and, in some cases, low cost. We’d even love to teach you how to conduct your own generative research.

Our team has a range of design expertise, from customer journey maps and user interfaces to database and hardware design.

We practice user-centered principles, which means we put a lot of value on designing for the intended users, not personal preference. This isn’t always comfortable, but it’s necessary in order to create products that customers will happily pay for and use.

We call our approach to software development "platform agnostic."

This means that we put the requirements of each client engagement first. We work in Swift, Java, PHP, ASP.NET, and Javascript. We can handle WordPress, Contentful, Drupal, Salesforce, and just about any other platform in market. But most importantly, we’ll help you make the choice that’s right for you.

There’s an expression we like that goes "product management is a game of inches."

We’re expert at building products, but we’re even more proud of what we can do after the product is built and launched.

Leveraging analytics tools and research methods, we’ll show you how to continuously collect and analyze feedback and use those insights to improve your initial product offering.

One thing that separates us from other companies who offer similar services is integrated education.

When you engage our team, you’re engaging leaders of industry and seasoned instructors. We cherish every opportunity to informally and formally educate our clients on best practices and principles.

For more information on training, read about our Workshops and Accelerator Programs.

Check out Our Services

Is there an unmissable opportunity you want to pursue?


Call us now at (213) 814-5520 or schedule a free hour of confidential consulting with one of our founders.