Provade has been hard at work creating a new software application that will revolutionize workforce management at every stage of the process – and we’ve learned a lot along the way. As our team continues to develop industry-leading contingent workforce management software, we continually reevaluate the way we work so that we can produce the best solutions for our clients. This involves culling strategic insights from varied sources and trying new methods to optimize results. One such resource that has helped Provade’s development team is The Lean Startup, a book that is based on the ideas of lean manufacturing, which enable businesses to shorten time-to-market and get continuous feedback that improves the end product. The principles of “lean” are focused on doing more with less – fewer resources, more focused processes and a tightly honed set of metrics to measure success.
The Build-Measure-Learn Approach
This strategy requires companies to create what is referred to as a “Minimum Viable Product” – or a functioning product with a small starter set of features. This product allows the target users to start working with the system so they can provide valuable feedback to drive additional development. In order to create this, the development team must take a Build-Measure-Learn approach to pull together the fundamental features that will underscore our new application.