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Course: Tech Startup Management for CEOs: From Zero to Million Users

Tech Startup Management for CEOs: From Zero to Million Users

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About this Course

ARE YOU BUILDING A STARTUP?

BUT YOU DON'T HAVE A TECHNICAL BACKGROUND?

You might wonder:

  • How do I delegate software development when I know nothing about it?
  • How can I know that this technical solution is better than another?
  • How do I even find out if there are better solutions?
  • How can I choose developers or a web agency without a technical background?
  • How do I trust developers or web agencies when I can’t even evaluate their work?
  • How can I be sure that developers are not being misleading?
  • How do I manage software development? Should I use outsourcing or internal developers?
  • What specific techniques are there to build a startup while saving money in the early stages?

WHAT DO YOU THINK A SENIOR CTO WOULD DO?

IN THE EARLY STAGE, A CTO WOULD USE HIS TECH MANAGEMENT SKILLS TO:

  • Outsource the development, making it go faster with appropriated resources
  • Avoid paying for a full-time developer once the product becomes available
  • Change the developer or the agencies whenever it’s relevant for the project
  • Choose several developers with particular skills instead of a general developer
  • Use technical experts in Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Game design ... In order to create a more innovative solution
  • All those activities do not require any coding skills whatsoever. Just a bit of know-how and specific technical management skills.

With MyCTOFriend, you can move forward and learn to do the same for the early stages of your project

FOR STARTUPS, EVERYTHING GOES FASTER, IT'S NOT AN OPTION TO WAIT

FINDING THE RIGHT CTO FOR YOUR PROJECT CAN TAKE YEARS AND IT'S NOT A MUST-HAVE THAT SHOULD STOP YOU FROM GETTING STARTED.

With this course, learn all the basic technical management skills a CTO would use to build and grow a startup, from zero to million users.

Starting from the process to improve an idea, the prototyping techniques, the technical resources you will need, solutions to develop your product and the all the growth stage challenges.

WE WILL GET INTO EACH STEP OF THE LIFE OF YOUR COMPANY

FROM THE EARLY START UNTIL THE GROWTH, BY LEARNING HOW TO:

  • Select a development provider
  • Write specifications
  • Manage a startup technical team
  • Create a great customer experience with your product
  • Prioritize your roadmap and present it to incubators and investors
  • Manage and increase the quality of the final product
  • Build a secure solution
  • Internalize the technical team for the growth stage
  • Organize a growing technical team

...etc

THIS ENTIRE PROCESS IS EXPLAINED THROUGH 24 SHORT VIDEOS

With the “Startups’ tech challenges: From zero to a million users” course, you will learn the required know-how to get started and grow your startup.

Who is the target audience?

  • Startup CEO
  • Any entrepreneur or future entrepreneur
  • Startup founders that are looking for a developer or a co-founder
  • Founders that want to build a digital product
  • Founders that are looking for raising money with a prototype
  • Startups' that are about to develop their product or to outsource their developement
  • Startup team that are on the growth stage
Basic knowledge
  • Just willing to learn what it takes to build a Tech Startup ;-)
  • General knowledge on the lean startup methodology
What you will learn
  • Select a development provider
  • Write specifications
  • Manage a startup technical team
  • Create a great customer experience with your product
  • Prioritize your roadmap and present it to incubators and investors
  • Manage and increase the quality of the final product
  • Build a secure solution
  • Internalize the technical team for the growth stage
  • Organize a growing technical team
Curriculum
Number of Lectures: 23
Total Duration: 01:40:50
The startuper's life
  • Introduction  

    Amaury introduces himself and the course Startups’ Tech Challenges: From Zero to Million Users for non-technical founders. He describes the skill set needed by CEOs to build and grow a successful startup, and explains how this course will provide them the essential know-how and tools to do just that.

  • Startup challenges  

    This lesson is about startup challenges, and Amaury starts by identifying the criteria that defines a startup. He discusses the importance of the management of the technical aspects of a development, and gives advice on making key decisions in order to avoid conflict between developers and founders.


  • Founder’s team setup process  

    Amaury discusses the processes involved in setting up a startup team. He stresses the importance of defining your own role and rules, and provides his own framework to follow. Amaury also talks you through the importance of aligning visions and personal values, and provides advice on how this can be achieved.

  • The entrepreneur mindset  

    In this lesson, Amaury shares his visions of the entrepreneurial mindset required for the day-to-day working environment. He stresses the importance of the self-improvement circle to help focus on higher results, and outlines techniques for maintaining the mental and physical fitness required to face challenges.

Ideation process
  • Market insights  

    Amaury provides insights into market analysis and understanding the customer. He starts by providing tips on how to define the customer persona, and underlines the importance of good customer relations and reciprocity when interacting with the target market in order to build an audience and build a business model.

  • Business model research  

    Amaury talks you through business model research and product positioning techniques. He stresses the importance of the ‘business model canvas’ as a means to understanding the big picture, and the ‘lean startup canvas’ and the ‘value proposition canvas’ as techniques to better understanding customer needs. Amaury also provides tips on pricing, and discusses his formula for calculating the value your solution can provide.

  • Technology brainstorming  

    For Amaury, the best way to achieve fast growth is by introducing a new technology into an existing industry. In this episode, he suggests you must think like an inventor in order to solve problems by applying technological innovations to your industry, and open up new markets for your startup.

Product definition process
  • Customer experience  

    In this episode, Amaury discusses the customer experience, and focuses on the AARRR techniques as a means to defining your customer’s journey. He provides tips on how best to connect with your customers’ emotions, and on techniques to make your solutions and concepts more appealing.

  • Roadmap prioritization  

    Amaury discusses the next challenge for tech startups, which is to select the most relevant features to develop. In order to create a product roadmap, Amaury urges you to first make a connection between your own values and those features you wish to develop in order to help you prioritize development. According to his methodology, you should then consider costs and customer needs before trying to convince people of your vision.

  • Roadmap presentation  

    Amaury talks you through his basic four-point presentation that contains the key components of his roadmap. His roadmap starts with project positioning, which is followed by a simple explanation of how the product works. Next, Amaury describes the project ecosystem, followed by the roadmap focus, and the long-term vision for his clients. Before getting to the costs and resources needed, he explains why the project is innovative — its secret sauce, as he calls it.

Prototyping phase
  • Prototyping definition  

    Amaury explains the importance of the prototype stage by outlining three approaches to prototyping, and recommends two general principles to follow: the ‘lean startup’ and the ‘effectuation’. In this lesson, he provides details of the first approach known as the ‘fake it until you make it’ strategy, which can help you to get subscriptions, build a community and analyze users’ behavior.

  • Prototyping: the dirty approach  

    In this lesson, Amaury describes the second approach to prototyping. The ‘dirty’ approach, he explains, is a non-technical strategy that uses existing solutions, such as open source or ready-to-use tools and systems. He also outlines the pros and cons of another ‘dirty’ approach the ‘CMS’ — content management system — approach, and describes some of the development tools currently available.

  • Prototyping: the real approach  

    The third approach to prototyping, explains Amaury, is known as the ‘real’ approach, and requires a more complex workflow and processes to achieve it. He describes the usefulness of APIs, which act as connectors between different systems, and provides examples of how they can be used for all types of development projects.

Product development phase
  • Product specifications  

    In this lesson, Amaury talks about specifications, and explains the importance of moving ahead one step at a time to allow you to specify and develop simultaneously. He recommends processes to follow to make it easier for developers to understand what is needed, and details the other aspects that should be described in your specification.

  • Tech startup management techniques  

    Amaury explains the importance of transparency as a management technique for startup companies, and outlines the basic rules of successful team management. He also explains the importance of controlling the source code repository, and the benefits of implementing ‘agile’ methodology and ‘burn down’ charts into management practices.

  • Skills required & solutions  

    In this episode, Amaury discusses what to consider when choosing human resources for your project, and the pros and cons of each type. He outlines the different skills that may be required, and examines the solutions that best meet the project’s requirements.

  • Selecting the development provider  

    Amaury talks about the tricky topic of choosing a development provider, and examines the key criteria you need to consider before making a decision. He discusses his own practical approach to evaluating large amounts of requirements, and summarizes his own process for selecting the right provider for a project.

  • Software language & framework  

    In this lesson, Amaury discusses what should be considered when it comes to software language and frameworks, and the important questions you need to ask a development provider. He outlines the pros and cons of some of the best-known development languages to help you choose the best provider for your project

  • Quality management  

    Amaury discusses the importance of handling issues of quality assurance with your development provider. He outlines the quality management issues that need to be taken into consideration, including multiple environments and stress tests, and highlights the questions that must be asked of the technical team.

  • Security  

    Security of your product or service is a huge and complex topic. In this lesson, Amaury simplifies the issues by outlining your goals, and the actions that need to be taken by your technical team. He discusses legal and compliance aspects of data protection that need to be understood, the duties of a data protection officer and the role of the data protection authority.

Growth phase
  • Growing team challenges & organization  

    Amaury discusses how best to overcome the challenges of a growing team, and identifies delegation as a key component. He emphasizes the importance of the management role of the Product Owner, and highlights the good reporting and communication practices that should be established to enable agility and responsiveness.

  • Software & infrastructure challenges  

    In this lesson, Amaury highlights the need to be prepared to improve the capacity and the scalability of the product in order to meet the technical challenges presented by the growth stage. He discusses some of the principles that you should be aware of that will help you to identify the right solutions for your project. 

Conclusion
  • Conclusion  

    Amaury summarizes what the course covers, and offers further advice for non-technical founders of startups on how best to move forward with their projects. He provides details of additional videos available on his website myCTOfriend.co that cover in-depth other challenges faced by startups, and encourages you to contact him with feedback and ideas for future topics.


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