Why Product Development is Different in a Lean Start-up

The lean start-up movement has been based on a single insight – that the purpose of a start-up is to discover a business model that works. Instead of the “entrepreneur that knows what the market wants”, we move to the “entrepreneur that knows how to discover what the market wants”. This subtle difference has been key to the success of companies like Groupon, DropBox, and Intuit to name a few.

In this paper, we explore the unique challenges of a lean start-up and how Outsourced Product Development (OPD) can be used to overcome them. Specifically, we show that OPD leads to:

  • Increasing the ability to pivot
  • Extending the runway
  • Reducing product turn time

This white paper focuses on why product development is different in a lean start-up. We have over 15 years of experience to support our findings and the expertise to help you succeed.

Free Download

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.