Product/Market Fit and Lean Analytics
FEBRUARY 2, 2015
In the last couple weeks I’ve read a few great blog posts about product/market fit and the confusion that exists around what it really means. I’d say for many early stage startups, product/market fit is thought of as that point in time when you’ve finally built a product that people use and it’s time to […].
A VC : Venture Capital and Technology
SEPTEMBER 16, 2011
And on wednesday night I spoke to the NYC Lean Startup Meetup with the help of Giff who interviewed me. Eric and his fellow lean advocate Steve Blank have both written at length about the methodologies associated with the lean startup approach. To me, USV is a lean VC firm. My prior experience at Flatiron was instructive.
Lean Startup and Lean Analytics in the Enterprise
JANUARY 14, 2014
It’s clear that Lean Startup is shifting from startups to the enterprise. There’s still a lot to learn amongst early stage entrepreneurs, and a lot of discussion that’s needed around implementing Lean Startup, but attention has definitely shifted to applying the framework in large organizations. Presentation matters.
Lean in Larger Organizations – Interview with Jay Badenhope
FEBRUARY 17, 2015
Jay Badenhope (Senior Product Manager of JustAnswer) leads product teams that experiment and build things to solve meaningful customer problems. I reached out to him to chat about his approach to implementing lean startup in large- and mid-size companies.
What type of lean startup experiment should I run?
SEPTEMBER 30, 2014
Lean Startups Product/Market Fit Customer Development experiment design survey
Lean & Startup Patterns – Interview with Sam McAfee
AUGUST 11, 2015
(Sam McAfee is the Chief Technology Officer of POPVOX and author of Startup Patterns. I reached out to chat about his approach on Lean, startups and teamwork. Lean Startup Teamwork & Leadership lean manufacturing lean product development lean startup
The Rudder Fallacy – Adopting Lean Startup
MARCH 18, 2014
In a lean startup, team velocity proceeds measurable product progress. Lean Enterprise Lean Startups Managing Entrepreneurship adopting lean startup agile velocity metrics Before there is velocity, no measurable progress can be seen on any metrics dashboard.
Lean Innovation Management – Making Corporate Innovation Work
JUNE 26, 2015
—– Lean Innovation Management. The result will be: a new, Lean version of the Three Horizons of Innovation. Here’s how.
Lessons Learned Launching a Lean Startup Accelerator
JUNE 6, 2011
Year One Labs is a Lean Startup accelerator. Our Lean Startup Methodology. 20k is provided to build the Minimum Viable Product (MVP).
Getting Lean in Education – By Getting Out of the Classroom
JULY 23, 2014
This week the National Science Foundation goes Lean on education by providing $1.2 National Science Foundation adopted my Lean LaunchPad class.
Startup Lessons Learned
MAY 30, 2012
TLDR: Two things: 1) Uncle Sam (and I) want you to be an entrepreneur inside the US Federal Government as a White House Innovation Fellow. 2) All video from the SXSW Lean Startup track is now available for free. Second, it was the day after the first SXSW Lean Startup track, and I was exhausted. You know the ones I mean.)
New Lessons Learned from Berkeley & Stanford Lean LaunchPad Classes
APRIL 15, 2014
If you can’t see the presentation above, click here Filed under: Lean LaunchPad , Teaching. Lean LaunchPad Teaching The result?
Lean product management
OCTOBER 17, 2013
What is Lean Product Management? Dan Olsen , a startup veteran and leading PM voice, discusses how to apply Lean Startup principles as a product person. Dan covers best practices in understanding customer needs, prioritization, UX design, user testing, and analytics that can be used to optimize your product.
This Will Save Us Years – Lean LaunchPad for Life Science
OCTOBER 11, 2013
Watch this 90 second clip and find out how the Lean LaunchPad class saved them years. (If you can’t see the clip above click here.).
How The Cloud Is Reshaping Small Business Productivity And Profits
MARCH 30, 2016
Both of those are cloud-based services, as are Dropbox , Slack , MailChimp , and many other useful products. Lower expenses. This is true.
5 Strategies To Increase Productivity In Open Offices
MARCH 21, 2016
Some startup teams are nimble, energetic and productive, and people assume that open offices are, at least in part, responsible for those traits.
How One Book, Science, and This Article Will Change Your Productivity and Happiness
JUNE 15, 2016
In fact, when their productivity was objectively measured, the findings were similar. Lean Marketing tips: business card as selling tool.
How to Structure Good Hypotheses for Your Lean Startup
MAY 5, 2011
That leads to a ton of products getting launched with zero traction.; Customer Development customer development hypotheses lean startup writingTweet. Crafting good hypotheses for your startup is hard. Most people focus on solutions rather than problems. good hypothesis needs to be written down. Just do it. Daily? Weekly? Monthly?
The Role of Product Managers
JUNE 8, 2012
I came across an interesting discussion on Branch about the role and future of product managers. I’m not a member there so I couldn’t respond directly, but figured I’d put my thoughts here instead. In that way, Product Managers are very similar to CEOs. Product managers are simply CEOs of their products.
The Challenging Pace of Lean Startup
FEBRUARY 23, 2011
When it comes to the Lean Startup process, it’s even harder. The first instinct most entrepreneurs have after they’re struck by some crazy inspiration isn’t to write down hypotheses, assumptions and tests for a Minimum Viable Product. And then, Lean Startup says, “Great. Tweet. Slow -> Fast -> Slow.
Lean Goes Better with Coke – the Future of Corporate Innovation
NOVEMBER 7, 2013
We have a portfolio of more than 500 brands and 4000 products and people invite us into their lives more 1.8 Breakthrough Innovation.”
How To Build a Web Startup – Lean LaunchPad Edition
SEPTEMBER 22, 2011
As part of our Lean LaunchPad classes at Stanford, Berkeley, Columbia and for the National Science Foundation, students build a startup in 8 weeks using Business Model Design + Customer Development. How To Build a Web Startup – The Lean LaunchPad Edition. Craft Your Company Hypotheses (use the Lean LaunchLab ). Step 2.