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Every startup is based on an innovative idea for a new product or service. Product development encompasses the entire journey of designing and building these new products and services, from initial ideation to product launch. The new product development process can take many forms, including physical product development as well as digital product development for products like consumer apps or enterprise software systems.
To navigate the complex journey of product development in startups, founders often seek the guidance of product development mentors who can offer insight and feedback to steer them in the right direction. Product mentors use their expertise to help startup founders get the product development process right at each and every stage of the journey.
The entire product development lifecycle can be mapped out in a sequence of steps. These established product development stages provide a convenient framework for startup founders to follow.
A mentor can act as an experienced product development consultant who offers their support and guidance throughout each stage of the product roadmap. Product mentors have years of experience creating and launching successful products, and their expertise can help you make better decisions and avoid common obstacles.
Specifically, a product development advisor can help you:
Product development teams at startups are often very small, and your startup may lack the in-house resources or skills to complete the entire product development lifecycle without help. A mentor can guide you as you explore outsourced product development options, ensuring you find the best partners to fill essential product development roles and help you turn your product idea into a reality.
A product development mentor from Mentorcam can play a major part in guiding your decisions throughout the product development process. Each of our product mentors comes from an impressive background in product design and development and brings years of practical experience to the table, so you can feel confident that there’s no one better to show you how to develop a product.