I'm curious about how you guys organize your ideas for starting up a new business. I have a bunch of ideas that I never tried to implement, basically because I just don't know from where I could start. I'm not afraid to fail, and I do agree that trying and failing always gives us lessons.
The closest topics I've seen about this subject are THIS, THIS, and also THIS. They're really valuable, discussing about the startup itself and providing - valuable - advices; however, I haven't seen any comment telling / suggesting how to organize the idea (i.e. kick the idea off).
Target: my ideas are related to web-based developments.
Team: There are two fellows as partners (they have knowledge in web / mobile development), and there's also a colleague responsible for the art. We'll do our code at home. No hire / rental costs.
Is my idea viable?: I believe a MVP is not applicable to my 'first experience' idea, because (as far as I've googled) there's nothing like this around there. Besides, as it's an experience to be done on my spare time, I don't mind if my first startup turns out to be terrible.
So, I'd like to discuss about:
- What are the next steps right after having the idea? Do you write down documents to define what you want? Do you decide now technology-related questions?
- Do you organize the application workflow using any specific tool? Basic UML schemas?
- How do you store your ideas? I've seen comments about mails, plain text documents...
- For programmers, have you tried to right after have the idea, sit on the computer and start programming? How was the experience?
Hope these are not too many questions for a single topic.
My apologies if tech-startups aren't supposed to be here. Please let me know how to move it to the proper forum, if that's the case.