What do people think of Experiment Board?
I've tried the previous iteration of Javelin and I didn't stick. I'm constantly doing interviews, and I really dig the new structured approach to formulate assumptions and interview directions.
I enjoy using Javelin, it's a great tool for early stage, pre-product-market-fit startups. I also appreciate the wealth of knowledge about the Javelin method that is available on the site. Educational and functional, I can't wait to see where Trevor and Grace take this product.
Trevor and Grace are well known experts in bringing products from idea to market. This software allows companies to leverage their knowledge and insights at scale.
I was an early beta user of this product and have worked with Trevor and Grace since 2012.
Looking forward to seeing the next generation of great ideas and business models that are developed now that Javelin has reached 1.0.
Amazing and must use tool for anyone who is trying to validate their business idea.
The tools helps you identify the right customer segment and their top problem by means of customer interview and landing pages.
Will save months of time if used appropriately.
We've used the JEB method on all ideas our startup has worked on so far, all with great success. But after you get familiar with the process and methodology, those with more tactile tendencies can rely on good old-fashioned sticky notes, whiteboards and pens.
The hardest part for any startup I've built or worked with is finding paying users and fully validating your idea. It's not enough to have some paying users if you have never explored other customer segments and their pain points. You may not be servicing the largest pain point and the largest potential customer segment. I can not stress how this issue of building product in the wrong direction is, it can turn a great team, and a decent product into a failure.
For me it took years until I went through the lean startup machine to see how focused product validation helps. It's the opportunity cost of building product and spending time on something people don't want that scares me the most.
Javelin is the combination startup lessons and failures into a working model for startups. The teachings are in almost every accelerator in the world and javelin is here to bring this to everyone for free.
It's not enough to know what you want to build. Your customers need to want your idea, and want to pay for it. I've see this problem over and over again. Pushing though our own ego lets you build the best version of the product. This process of pushing beyond what you think, in to what you know is what the Javelin process does. This is what lean means for a startup. Our best intentions can divert our focus away from the prize, away from cash flow. This is why I love this process and I know it will help many people all over the world.