I was honored to be on the podcast this past August, and one of the things I mentioned was that I don't quit my "pain job" so that I continue to understand the struggles and pains of our users. Well, that resulted in a new MVP this week, quite by accident.
My "pain job" is casting actors for projects and working in film-production. Recently I received a job to cast 120 actors for a new web-video. It has proven to be daunting to not only find the actors (but made easier by our casting software service) but scheduling and confirming the auditions, as well as then sharing that information with others on the team, would seem easy, but it's not. Most scheduling software does not care about or allow for media services to be included. For example, to be able to include your headshot or your reel (video sample of your work), I literally sent ours trying to find something that would do exactly what I, and I;m sure many in my position, needed. So, with the help of one of my staff (also not a developer) I made a "duct tape MVP" combining tools and API's.
I am not a developer, and thankfully have one as a co-founder, but I am now going to start testing this duct tape MVP and once we fine tune what it is, then I can turn my partner and his team loose on making it ours.
That's my story this week. Thanks for reading.