As a startup one of the hardest decisions you have to make is whether or not to release your internal features. Open products are better products, but they also empower your competition. We’ll walk through the strategy I use with my startup to stay competitive, while also sharing our progress and important learnings.
With the rise of open-source and lean startups, more and more companies are seeing the benefits of making new product features available to a wider group of stakeholders. The approach is certain to help you improve your product faster, but it can also save you from making mistakes and being misunderstood.