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Product Value Defined: How do you value customer problems your product solves?
If you’ve built a product or service with features that your customers rarely use, this workshop will teach you how to map features directly to the problems the user wants solved and define what comprises a minimal feature worth building so that you won’t build the wrong product that your customer doesn’t actually want. By first defining how a product feature delivers value, you’ll be able to understand which limited features to build first and deliver incremental value to your customers without falling into the trap of designing an all-or-nothing product. During this hand’s-on FREE workshop, we’ll explore the 5 steps of the User’s Journey and how it helps you to understand user emotions when encountering a problem, learn how to identify solutions to all of the secondary problems encountered by a user when they’re trying to solve their problem, explore the 3 ways that value can be delivered to your user, understand how value delivery maps to features, which are linked to customer emotions, and identify the 3 key metrics necessary to assess value delivery. Topic: Product Value Defined Essential question: How do you identify & prioritize all of the sub-problems associated with the main problem that you’re solving for the customer with your product? Objectives: Discover how to analyze a customer’s problem and related emotion to create the delightful solution for your user. Audience: early stage startup team members (pre-funding through seed stage), inexperienced entrepreneurs, curious enterprise executives and employees, university students interested in learning lean methods. FOOD and DRINKS will be provided! Schedule: 6:30-7:00PM: Networking & Food 7:00-8:00PM: Workshop 8:00-8:30PM: More Networking Logistics: Meetup date/time: Thursday, February 7th at 6:30PM Location: Houston Technology Center, 410 Pierce, Houston, Texas 77002 Directions and Parking: FREE street parking after 6:00PM (see map: https://houtx.co/LeanStartupHOUparkingmapHTC) This meetup is part 1 of the 2019 Houston Lean Startup series: Understanding how to build products that your CUSTOMERS ACTUALLY WANT, USE AND TELL OTHERS ABOUT as you deliver 10X the value over existing solutions. For new members who are actively working on their own startup or are trying to figure out the best way to get started, we offer FREE ONLINE ACCESS on LeanMastery to an overview of the Founder’s Journey Framework, which helps first time and struggling founders avoid mistakes that cost time and money. If you’re interested, you can learn more about LeanMastery and register for FREE access here: https://houtx.co/LeanStartupHOU_FreeOnlineAccess

Houston Technology Center

410 Pierce St · Houston, TX

What we're about

The Houston Lean Startup Circle conducts FREE monthly workshops to help entrepreneurs learn and apply lean startup principles using the Founder’s Journey Framework* by LeanMastery. The Founder’s Journey Framework helps first time and struggling founders avoid mistakes that cost time and money.

Come join us to learn, work, and get help as you strive to make products that customers want.

For new members who are actively working on their own startup or are trying to figure out the best way to get started, we offer FREE ONLINE ACCESS to an overview of the Founder’s Journey Framework. You can learn more about LeanMastery and register for FREE access here (https://houtx.co/LeanStartupHOU_About_LeanMastery).

You can also learn more about the Founder’s Journey Framework, including the Essential Questions, Learning Objectives and Mastery Skills Gained, by clicking here (http://lean.fyi/LMweb_Overview).

This is not a group to promote general entrepreneurship through story telling or get-rich-quick schemes. This group is for people who are pursuing the American Dream of building their own thriving business by introducing new products and services that deliver extraordinary value to their customers.

Check out Lean Houston's Startup Resources at leanhouston.org (https://houtx.co/LeanHoustonResources).

* Founder’s Journey Framework (TM), developed by Stephen White, and Shafique Pappa on behalf of LeanMastery, is based on the works by Eric Ries (https://houtx.co/LeanStartupHOU_EricRies), Steve Blank (https://houtx.co/LeanStartupHOU_SteveBlank), and Bill Aulet (https://houtx.co/LeanStartupHOU_BillAulet) as well as Stephen and Shafique’s collective experience starting multiple successful businesses and having coached hundreds of founders on their startups.

The Lean Startup is a trademark and service mark owned by Eric Ries.

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