Planning out the entire technology stack for a new web startup is a process wrought with errors. It’s way too easy to optimize everything too soon. Most startups make major changes along the way, and it’s going to make it even harder on everyone if the tech choices become a giant anchor. Startup founder Christian Heinzmann has some great advice for how to go about the process with as few regrets as possible. There’s no one path for every startup, but he provides a solid framework to follow.
He lays out these steps to success:
1. Product Discovery
2. Minimum Viable Product (MVP)
3. Beta Product
4. Version 1.0
5. Next Version