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Lessons Learned: Combining agile development with customer development

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Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Monday, March 16, 2009 Combining agile development with customer development Today I read an excellent blog post that I just had to share. In most agile development systems, there is a notion of the "product backlog" a prioritized list of what software is most valuable to be developed next.

Agile ideology in startups

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Early data can be too random due to poor selection of data sources and small sample sizes, as in the case of a startup’s  first customers. Here are some practical examples: Agile development practitioners recommend that inexperienced teams go through at least 2-3 full iterations before they start tuning their practice of a methodology.

The Lean LaunchPad Goes to Middle School

Steve Blank

By Tuesday morning, students fleshed out what they believed to be their value proposition and customer segments. The Week. Results.

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It became my bible (after the real one to develop my company LocalBooking. What about Django [link] as Web Development Framework? Greg G.

The Lean LaunchPad Goes to Middle School

Steve Blank

By Tuesday morning, students fleshed out what they believed to be their value proposition and customer segments. The Week. Results.

Lessons Learned: The product manager's lament

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Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Sunday, October 5, 2008 The product managers lament Life is not easy when youre working in an old-fashioned waterfall development process, no matter what role you play. Eventually, I hope to get them on a full agile diet, with TDD, scrums, sprints, pair programming, and more. Frustration is mounting. for H.

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Embrace technical debt

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Like a financial debt, the technical debt incurs interest payments, which come in the form of the extra effort that we have to do in future development because of the quick and dirty design choice. Startups especially can benefit by using technical debt to experiment, invest in process, and increase their product development leverage.

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Lessons Learned: Built to learn

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Rather than use boring section headers, I thought Id just quote from actual customers, in their own words. Thats the essence of so many of the lean startup techniques Ive evangelized: customer development , the Ideas/Code/Data feedback loop , and the adaptation of agile development to the startup experience. billing.

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Talk to me about…! What do BoS attendees want you to talk to them about?

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Data and visualization for the non-developer. Scrum Software. developer happiness. developer happiness. Agile Development. Branding, Customer Acquisition & Finding balance as a working mom. developer happiness. Scrum Software. Scrum Software. Scaling personal customer support.

Developing Strong Product Owners

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Your company needs the strongest product team possible, and if you don’t develop your team and provide growth opportunities, there are other companies that will. ” This note discusses the technique that I use and advocate for providing a framework for ongoing skills assessment and development. his ability).

The Four Laws of Software Economics | Rich Mironov | BoS Talk, Transcript and AMA

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“Your Development Team Will Never, Ever, be Big Enough” Rich is a seasoned Product Guy. He There will never be, there has never been on the planet and there will never be on the planet a software company that has as many developers as it needs. Anybody at their company that has enough developers? Slides Here. Right?

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The four kinds of work, and how to get them done: part three

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Having early customers means balancing the needs of your existing customers with the desire to find new ones. The advantages of cross-functional teams are well documented, and for a thorough treatment I recommend the theory in the second half of Agile Software Development with Scrum. Today, I want to talk about solutions.

This I Believe

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The surprising thing is that the accomplishments I feel proudest of today are not the actual products I helped create, but rather, the many people across our industry I have helped to hire and develop. believe in technology. love learning new technology. believe in leadership. believe in honesty. believe in people. believe in giving back.

Should You Co-Found Your Company With a Software Development Shop (2 of 2)?

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Vlad is also the CEO at DarwinApps , a software development shop. Finally, a developer-investor must be prepared to remain “live equity.”

Lessons Learned: ScienceDaily: Corporate culture is most important.

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At IMVU , we called this person a Producer (revealing our games background); in Scrum , they are called the Product Owner. The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Customer Development ► June (3) What is a startup? What is customer development? Its even more critical in lean startups when they need to manage growth.

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Because then you’d miss out on: Whether it’s better experience to build a complete, tiny startup or to do more in-depth customer development for a meatier problem. So that means stuff like thinking about what a business model might be, it does mean customer development. Why listen? Mark Smith from DigMyData.

You don't need as many tools as you think

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Heres something I can relate to: We used assembla for subversion, scrums, milestones, wikis, and for general organizational purposes. We had all the tools in place but we didn’t actually practice agile development. Scrum reports would come in once a month, nobody was actually responsible for anything. Expo SF (May. for H.