From a founder: How to run product iterations

We at GigaOM believe entrepreneurs are more than a source for news — they are a source of expertise and inspiration. Expertise and inspiration that should be shared as far and wide as possible. After all, many ideas that work for a small, sleep-deprived team in a company that is keeping a vigilant eye on its burn rate will not only work for your team, but they can help you be more nimble and effective.

With that in mind, we proudly unveil the pilot episode of GigaOM’s new ongoing video series, “See Founders Run.” No, we don’t take them out for a quick 5k jog (note to self: totally do a foot race video show). Rather, we sit down with startup founders and other entrepreneurs and find out how they run different aspects of their companies so that we can pass that firsthand knowledge on to you.

In our inaugural installment, Derek Dukes, cofounder Jetpac and Dipity before that, talks about how he runs product iteration. Dukes is a big believer of Agile and Scrum methodologies and talks in detail about how he structures his team’s week to incorporate his philosophy of building utility, not features, into the development cycle.


This is just the first of many talks with founders we’ll be doing. If you are a founder with an interesting way of running your business, we’d love to hear from you.