Don’t Panic Labs is a well-known regional development shop. A fitting name for fans of the film The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Seasoned software developers and project managers, Don’t Panic Labs has felt the pain - first hand - and understands the challenge of offering project health information to stakeholders.
Is the project on schedule? Is the project on budget? Predicting how a change may affect a project's outcome is tricky. How do we best offer insight throughout the duration of a project? Seems like a widespread problem in the industry. That’s the assumption...Now Brian Zimmer and Krista Odbert are testing to see if there's a market looking for this solution.
Currently, Brian and Krista are running through LEVEL 2 // Lean Canvas + Lean Methods which requires fellows to complete 20 customer discovery interviews in order to validate the problem/measure how motivated buyers and customers are to solve said problem.
Don't Panic Labs has recently gathered valuable feedback that indicates that project management (tracking) definitely needs a facelift in terms of ease and transparency. We consider that feedback great wind in the sails to keep Brian and Krista moving forward!
Now: Gather a few more customer discovery interviews. Up next: LEVEL 3 // Messaging.
Author // Nathan Preheim