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E217: Why We Ship Our Products at 75% Completion

by Sean Boyce

In this episode, Sean discusses the importance of shipping products when they are 75% complete. He shares his own experience of launching a new product and explains why waiting to add more features can hinder progress. Sean emphasizes the value of getting feedback from real world users and highlights how it can influence the direction of a product. He encourages listeners to launch their product at a good enough stage and make changes based on user feedback.

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Key Points

  • Launching a product at 75% completion allows for valuable user feedback.
  • Waiting to add more features can prevent a product from being launched.
  • Real world users who sign up and provide feedback are crucial for product development.
  • Iterating on a product without user feedback can lead to wasted time and effort.
  • Launching a product earlier helps identify any issues or areas for improvement sooner.
  • Getting feedback from users influences the product roadmap and future updates.
  • Lack of user engagement or feedback indicates a different challenge that needs to be addressed.
  • “The best thing when you launch your product is to get feedback from real world users.”
  • “Increase your odds of being successful by fixing the next problem on the list.”