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Open Source Entrepreneurship

Steve Blank

agile engineering. The Slides/Video tab on the top of this page has all the open source course material for my classes. One of the great things about being a retired entrepreneur is that I get to  give back to the community that helped me. Free: Startup Tools. Specific links are: A list of startup tools is here. Find it here.

Lessons Learned: Great open source scalability tools from Danga

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Friday, September 5, 2008 Great open source scalability tools from Danga If you are trying to build a scalable LAMP service, its always best to start with the original and still quite relevant presentation, from Brad Fitzpatrick when he was at LiveJournal. You can find the 2005 version here. Expo SF (May.

How to build an agile and scalable SaaS for long-term success

The Next Web

My experience with education technology opened my eyes to key strategies for implementing a SaaS platform that’s agile and scalable.

Hacking for Defense @ Stanford – Making the World a Safer Place

Steve Blank

Most discussion about innovation of defense systems acquisition using an agile process starts with writing a requirements document. Why? .

The Cloud Computing Battle

Early Stage Adventures

Citrix cloud product is based on the open source CloudStack that came out of their acquisition a few years back. Cloud

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Lean Innovation Management – Making Corporate Innovation Work

Steve Blank

Companies pursuing innovation can Buy, Build, Partner or use Open Innovation. I’ve been working with large companies and the U.S. Here’s how.

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New Rules for the New Internet Bubble

Steve Blank

Customer Development , Agile Engineering and the Lean methodology enforced a process of incremental and iterative development. Carpe Diem.

How to Raise Micro-Capital Online

Market by Numbers

The way it works is this: people who create projects to be funded by micro-capital on Kickstarter offer differing levels of sponsorship.  And are cool.

3D Printing: Everything You Need to Know

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The open source nature of the market is part of what’s fueling the boom in the consumer-level segment of the industry. ”

Web 2.0 Development and Business Lessons: Resource Based View of.

Web 2.0 Development and Business Lessons

Open Source to the. Web 2.0 Firm In an industry characterized by rapid change, traditional strategic planning falls flat on its head.

Startup Resources

VC Cafe highlights everything you need to know from hosting your code in hackathons to open source legal docs. Lean Methodology Sources.

ESADE Business School Commencement Speech

Steve Blank

Other smart companies are learning how to use Open Innovation pioneered by Henry Chesbrough who teaches here at EDADE. And Nokia?  Innovation.

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Customer Development for Web Startups

Steve Blank

In my book, “ The Four Steps to the Epiphany ” I use enterprise software as the business model example. think his process models are pretty good.

Lessons Learned: The lean startup

Startup Lessons Learned

But by taking advantage of open source, agile software, and iterative development, lean startups can operate with much less waste. One that is powered by three drivers, each of which is a part of a major trend: The use of platforms enabled by open source and free software. September 11, 2008 2:06 PM Editor said.

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Startup Tools

Are your lectures (in b-schools) open to public? Useful blogs and links for startups Click Here ————– 2. Greg G.

Accelerating Technology Change and Continuous Learning

Feld Thoughts

Though the notion of a “lean startup” that uses both Agile and Customer Development approaches is ostensibly strongly customer focused, the purpose of these methodologies is for the company to find an maximize its market, not specifically to optimize the user experience. The essay follows. think he totally nails it.

The unfortunate math behind consulting companies

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

Consulting can be a great way to fund a startup or make a bunch of cash. It’s easy to start; Just pick an hourly rate and jump in. What to do?

New York, London, San Francisco — The Latest Product Management Opportunities

The Product Guy

Each week we highlight some of the recently posted openings. Technical Product Manager/Solutions Architect @ Lifion, by ADP (NYC (Chelsea)) Keywords: Agile, Architecture, Product Management, Software Engineering, UI Design [link]. If you are a great product person looking for a great product job, or vice versa, check out our job board.

Do lean startup principles have a place in the enterprise?

The Next Web

Here are a few pointers: Have your developers use agile development – they will love you for it. Real world example: WebVan vs Zappos.

The Lean LaunchPad Educators Class

Steve Blank

Eric’s insight was that traditional product management and Waterfall development should be replaced by Agile Development. Victor Hugo. Thanks!”

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Real Unfair Advantages

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

No, wait, I'm sorry, the real question is: What are you going to do when there are four totally free, open-source competitors? P.P.S.

Looking for a new product management job? Check out these 5 openings

The Product Guy

Each week we highlight some of the recently posted openings.  Keywords: Agile, Intern, Product, Product Manager, Technology. Keywords: global, ideation, implementation, open source, social change. If you are a great product person looking for a great product job, or vice versa, check out our job board.  Jersey City, NJ).

Aarhus Engineering Hub Supports Uber's Global Operations


This highly agile model yields extreme ownership and consequently high quality software. Denmark Is Crucial For Uber’s Infrastructure.

Lean Startup at Scale

Startup Lessons Learned

One good example is the way in which we''ve adjusted the length of different phases of our agile sprints. We don''t follow a set agile methodology, but rather follow a more home-grown, minimal version of various approaches. Guest post by Lisa Regan, writer for The Lean Startup Conference. It wasn’t always this way.

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Disrupting Proctor & Gamble

Scott Weiss

But things have changed so dramatically in software development… The rise of open source has ramped up productivity as thousands of people contribute features and bug fixes. Short, agile development cycles incorporate customer feedback and allow developers to iterate in weeks versus months. They get paid!

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The cloud landscape described, categorized, and compared

The Enterprise Architect building an Agile Enterprise Home MDD PaaS Startup Presentations About The cloud landscape described, categorized, and compared October 12, 2013 Johan Den Haan 10 comments “I work for a PaaS company” I answered him. “Ah, okay, great”, and he moved to another subject. Heroku? Google App Engine?

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Lessons Learned: What does a startup CTO actually do?

Startup Lessons Learned

If youre trying to design an architecture to maximize agility, how can that work if some people are working in TDD and others not? Great piece!

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When It’s Darkest Men See the Stars

Steve Blank

Today open source software has slashed the cost of software development from millions of dollars to thousands. Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Steve Blank on the Next 50 Years of Business Innovation

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Other smart companies are learning how to use Open Innovation pioneered by Henry Chesbrough who teaches here at ESADE. Now look around.

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25 Things that make hiring technical talent much easier

This is going to be BIG.

You have development practices in place (Agile, Scrum, test driven, etc). You actively contribute to open source projects as part of your development. You already have other top tier tech talent that they can learn from, get mentorship from, and be challenged by. 2. You're working on a technically interesting problem. 3.


Looking Back to Henry Ford and Ahead to Lean Startups

Market by Numbers

Businesses must become fast and agile with decentralized control, able to make decisions on value creation on the fly. In case you missed it!

Twitter Link Roundup #82 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

crowdSPRING Blog

What You Need to Know About Agile UX – [link]. Here are some of the links that I’ve liked and shared this past week! link]. Who are we?

Building a $7 Billion Software Company: How to Scale Up | Business of Software Europe | UK Cabinet Office

Business of Software Blog

Large enterprises and governments are adopting cloud, open source, SaaS platforms and bespoke agile apps. We’re in the Second Machine Age, demand for software is rocketing. They’re trying to re-engineer processes, transform service quality and costs. How can you profit from this shift? Slides here.

Reverse Pitching Sparks Interest in the Region - Large Corporations Take First Steps Towards Startups


So keep your ears wide open for more Posti news coming soon. loudly cheered. Itella’s pitch was really impressive. Thumbs up for that approach!

Embrace technical debt

Startup Lessons Learned

hope to show why lean and agile techniques actually reduce the negative impacts of technical debt and increase our ability to take advantage of its positive effects. The biggest source of waste in new product development is building something that nobody wants. Leverage product development with open source and third parties.

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Netflix's Advice on Moving to Amazon Web Services

Cockcroft says business agility and the inability to predict capacity are the main drivers for moving to AWS. Business is accelerating.

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Avoiding Monolithic Regret

Launch Any

The business also benefits by having a more composable business for greater flexibility and agility as new market opportunities emerge.

Lessons Learned: Five Whys

Startup Lessons Learned

Wed never heard of five whys, and we had plenty of "agile skeptics" on the team. Most of this code was from a variety of open source PHP projects that were glued together with the shortest path to goal possible. Stevey's Blog Rants: Good Agile, Bad Agile Learning from Obama: maneuver warfare on the campa.

Lessons Learned: The three drivers of growth for your business.

Startup Lessons Learned

Make sure you test to see if they are truly open minded, because otherwise you risk them banging their head against a wall, trying to use the tactics that worked so well in their previous company. Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Monday, September 22, 2008 The three drivers of growth for your business model. Choose one. One last thought. for H.

My year without pants ??? Scott Berkun at BoS 2013

Business of Software Blog

So, WordPress, the open source project, was started in 2003. It’s an open source project. This is his story. You get.