The Research Board is your next stop on the project journey. There are two views here on the top right side of the boxes - the simple and the full Lean Canvas. The highlighted text shows which board you are on. This is the Simple View. This view is geared towards those ideas or projects that need some validation or proofing before and/or while tackling tasks. It asks three primary questions.
Who am I building for?
What Problems do they have?
What are my solutions to this problem?
Adding a new customer will take you to this screen. You can then input all the data you have about the customer.
- Describe the Hypothesis about your customer – Ex: Entrepreneurs (customer) want to spend more time building their projects.
- Status of my hypothesis; Not Validated, Validated and False, Validated and True.
- Assumptions: We’re assuming that
Entrepreneurs feel like they do not have enough time to build projects.
Entrepreneurs want to spend less time on projects because it saves money.
Entrepreneurs find building more enjoyable than planning.
- Data Collection: How will you validate your hypothesis and assumptions?
Our team will interview 15 entrepreneur/business owners utilizing open-ended questions on their experiences with project management.
While we typically think we know what a solution should look like, this method of research intends for the customer to share pieces of the solution. By collecting these data points, you can get the information needed to validate (or invalidate) your solution and set your team up to build what your customers are looking for and already waiting for.
This pattern will continue into Problem & Solution. The Full Canvas will take you through this in more detail – looking also at solution costs, revenue flows, value proposition, metrics, and distribution channels.