Engineer.Legal - guiding principles
Start with why
Understand and document objectives, success factors and challenges then use them to guide decision-making
Validate demand and assumptions early and often. Don't been afraid of feedback on early prototypes
Understand the competition
Ensure the project compares favorably in the competitive landscape
Assess your tech stack
Understand what tools are available and the constraints on acquisition
Rapid Application Development or similar methodologies can help identify showstoppers early
Track requirements, scope changes, and feedback throughout the project
Ensure non-technical users are empowered by diagramming key components
Keep stakeholders updated and minimize wasted effort by establishing a collaboration protocol
Deploy your MVP to live and have a plan for the next stage of features instead of a "big bang"
Plan for scope creep
Work with flexible tools that accommodate the anticipated "one more thing..."