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My provider hasn’t delivered on the expected time, what should I do?

Today I’m going to answer a question from Paul, the founder of an interactive chat app. His question is: “My provider hasn’t delivered on the expected time, what should I do?” Unfortunately, not all software development companies are used to working with startups. Creating a new startup app is more a matter of agility and adaptability, especially regarding specifications. If like Paul, you are facing this situation, you will have to react at some point. Building a startup is not only a matter of building a product, but more a matter of doing business at the right time to market it. So, if your provider hasn’t delivered, here are three ways to move on from it.

How do I evaluate a project manager for my startup?

Building a startup with artificial intelligence (AI) is not something everyone can do. Leading this type of development project requires a pretty high level of technical knowledge. And that is why Dominique, a startup founder who is about to launch a Web platform with AI, asks: “How can I evaluate a project manager for my startup?”

How do I organize regular meetings with developers?

Today I’m going to answer a question from Marie, a startup founder who has a developer as a co-founder, and they are building their first Web platform. She wants to know: “How do I organize regular meetings with developers?” If like Marie, you need to work with developers and organize regular meetings, which I highly recommend you do, here is the agenda I recommend.

A Web agency proposed to build my app in exchange for equity, should I go with it?

Today, I’m going to answer a question from Cedric, a startup founder who is about to outsource the development of the first version of his product. His question is: “A web agency proposed to build my app in exchange for equity, should I go with it?” This has become a regularly asked question, and I have my own personal take on it. But if like Cedric, you want to associate with an agency or a developer, here are my recommendations.

How should I review a software development proposal?

Today I’m going to answer a question from Julian who is working on a mobile app with a geo-location feature. His question is: how should I review a software development proposal? Julian has already written a detailed description of the app that he wants to develop. He is about to invest a big chunk of his first investments and he doesn’t want to make the wrong decision. So, let’s talk about what I recommend to Julian to review by going through the classical proposal structure.

Is it possible to fully own the source code developed by a provider?

Today I’ll be answering a question from Virginie who is working on the second version of her Web platform. Her question is: Is it possible to fully own the source code developed by a provider? Asking someone to develop an application without having access to the source code is like building a house on a land that does not belong to you yet. I’ve seen those kinds of projects whose owners run into conflict with providers just because of this exact situation. Here are my recommendations to avoid making this critical startup mistake.

How do I start working with a CTO as an associate?

Teaming up with someone new is an exciting period of a project, but it needs to be done the right way to make sure you build a strong team with the same vision. In today’s video, I share with you the process I recommend when you’re considering becoming an associate of someone new for your project.

How do I write a job description for my developer?

Today, I’m going to answer a question from Tatiana, the founder of PrimeTarget, a SaaS platform that helps business owners decide the best countries to market their product to. Her question is: how do I write a job description for my developer? Well, before you move on to writing a job description, make sure you’ve already decided on some key details of your project.

What tool can I use to teach online to my community?

This week, I got a question from Virginie, the founder of Terre de Vrai: “What tool can I use to teach online to my community?” So to explain some of the different solutions available when it comes to building a private teaching system or LMS, I created this AskMyCTO video.

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