Lean Startup in the Enterprise Anti-Pattern: The Lean Waterfall

Grasshopper Herder

More enterprise scale companies are drinking the lean Kool Aid and starting to implement Lean Startup. Lean Enterprise Lean Startups Management Managing Entrepreneurship agile agile marketing lean enterprise lean startup in the enterprise leanux waterfall

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The Rudder Fallacy – Adopting Lean Startup

Grasshopper Herder

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.

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Why Everyone Wants To Be Agile

YoungUpstarts

If you keep up with the news on project management and business strategy, you’ve probably come across the buzzword “agile” more than a few times. But what does it mean to be agile and do agile as a business unit? But can agile really be used for anything, in any industry?

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Agile Everywhere

OnlyOnce

I’ve written a bunch on this blog and in Startup CEO , about Agile Development and the Lean Canvas and Lean Startups in general (see a really old post on Agile Development from 10 years ago when we first adopted it here , and one on Agile Marketing here ).

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Is the Lean Startup Dead?

Steve Blank

It’s the antithesis of the Lean Startup. The Rise of the Lean Startup. The idea of the Lean Startup was built on top of the rubble of the 2000 Dot-Com crash. Lean started from the observation that you cannot ask a question that you have no words for. Lean makes sense when capital is scarce and when you need to keep burn rates low. Lean was designed to inform the founders’ vision while they operated frugally at speed.

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Lean & Startup Patterns – Interview with Sam McAfee

Grasshopper Herder

I reached out to chat about his approach on Lean, startups and teamwork. Q: What are the differences between Agile Software Development and Lean Software Development? A: At the highest level, the difference between Agile and Lean software development is mainly […]. Lean Startup Teamwork & Leadership lean manufacturing lean product development lean startup

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The Lean LaunchPad Online

Steve Blank

You may have read my previous posts about the Lean LaunchPad class taught at Stanford , Berkeley, Columbia , Caltech and for the National Science Foundation. Eric’s insight was that traditional product management and Waterfall development should be replaced by Agile Development.

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How to Stop Playing “Target Market Roulette”: A new addition to the Lean toolset

Steve Blank

Prioritize market opportunities smartly to set the boundaries for your lean experimentations. By having gamed out multiple markets, you can bake agility into the DNA of your venture – a key component in the Lean methodology. Worksheet 3: Design your agile focus strategy.

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7 Highlights from Lean Startup Week

Startup Lessons Learned

Guest Post by Misti Yang, Writer for Lean Startup Co. Editor’s Note: We wrapped up the 2017 Lean Startup Week in San Francisco just a few weeks ago, and we’re excited to share with you some of the best lessons learned in entrepreneurship and corporate innovation.

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The Lean LaunchPad Class: It’s the same, but different

Steve Blank

We just finished the 8 th annual Lean LaunchPad class at Stanford. So in 2011, with support from the Stanford Technology Ventures Program (the entrepreneurship center in the Stanford Engineering School), we created a new capstone entrepreneurship class – the Lean LaunchPad. The class was unique in that it was 1) team-based, 2) experiential, 3) lean-driven (hypothesis testing/business model/customer development/agile engineering). It’s the same, but different.

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An Interview with Author and Lean Startup Conference 2018 Speaker Giff Constable

Startup Lessons Learned

One of the speakers at this year’s Lean Startup Conference , which kicks off on November 14th in Las Vegas, is Giff Constable. To do lean startup well, you need to understand your own makeup and challenge your weaknesses.

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The Lean LaunchPad Educators Class

Steve Blank

The Lean LaunchPad entrepreneurship curriculum has caught fire. Eric’s insight was that traditional product management and Waterfall development should be replaced by Agile Development. It’s called the Lean Startup. We teach this in the Lean LaunchPad Educators Class.

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Lean Innovation Management – Making Corporate Innovation Work

Steve Blank

—– Lean Innovation Management. In the last five years “ Lean Startup ” methodologies have enabled entrepreneurs to efficiently build a startup by searching for product/market fit rather than blindly trying to execute. The Lean Definition of the Three Horizons of Innovation.

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Lean Marketing for Startups and Small Businesses: How to Make the Most Impact with the Least Investment

crowdSPRING Blog

But, there’s plenty that you can do… if you embrace lean marketing principles. Lean marketing is a philosophy that emphasizes executing campaigns quickly, getting feedback from your audience, analyzing the results, and optimizing the campaign – all in rapid succession.

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Top 10 Benefits Of Lean

YoungUpstarts

Lean is a methodology that can be applied to all disciplines of knowledge work to increase business efficiency, agility, and visibility. Lean is more about aligning your organization’s skills, talents, resources, processes, and strategy with the needs of your customers.

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The Lean LaunchPad Educators Class

Steve Blank

The Lean LaunchPad entrepreneurship curriculum has caught fire. Eric’s insight was that traditional product management and Waterfall development should be replaced by Agile Development. It’s called the Lean Startup. We teach this in the Lean LaunchPad Educators Class.

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The History of Lean Planning

Up and Running

Lean Planning is a concept that we introduced back in 2012 as an evolution in business planning. We proposed Lean Planning as the next step in business planning. But, where did Lean Planning come from? Here’s a quick history of how we developed Lean Planning.

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[Review] The Lean Startup

YoungUpstarts

Enter “ The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses “, a New York Times bestseller by founder of IMVU (creator of 3D avatars) Eric Ries.

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The Lean LaunchPad Goes to Middle School

Steve Blank

While the Lean LaunchPad class has been adopted by Universities and the National Science Foundation , the question we get is, “Can students in K-12 handle an experiential entrepreneurship class?” They both attended our latest Lean LaunchPad Educators Class.

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The National Geospatial Intelligence Agency Goes Lean

Steve Blank

We tend to associate the government with words like bureaucracy rather than lean innovation. Department of Defense by adopting Lean Methodology inside their agency. The NGA has adopted Lean Innovation methods to make this happen.

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The National Geospatial Intelligence Agency Goes Lean

Steve Blank

We tend to associate the government with words like bureaucracy rather than lean innovation. Department of Defense by adopting Lean Methodology inside their agency. The NGA has adopted Lean Innovation methods to make this happen.

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The Lean LaunchPad Goes to Middle School

Steve Blank

While the Lean LaunchPad class has been adopted by Universities and the National Science Foundation , the question we get is, “Can students in K-12 handle an experiential entrepreneurship class?” They both attended our latest Lean LaunchPad Educators Class.

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Getting Lean in Education – By Getting Out of the Classroom

Steve Blank

This week the National Science Foundation goes Lean on education by providing $1.2 National Science Foundation adopted my Lean LaunchPad class. The Lean LaunchPad/I-Corps model may accelerate that process. Filed under: Lean LaunchPad , National Science Foundation , Teaching.

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Impact! NYU Scales the Lean LaunchPad

Steve Blank

NYU has adopted the Lean LaunchPad ® class as a standard entrepreneurship course across twelve different schools/colleges within the University. Over 1,000 students a year are learning lean startup concepts.

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Four myths about the Lean Startup

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Sunday, April 18, 2010 Four myths about the Lean Startup Myth: Lean means cheap. Lean startups try to spend as little money as possible. Truth: The Lean Startup method is not about cost, it is about speed.

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The Lean Startup Bundle

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Tuesday, October 5, 2010 The Lean Startup Bundle People often ask me if they can buy "Lean Startup in a box" from me. People want to get started with Lean Startup but arent exactly how. The Lean Startup Intensive is tomorrow at Web 2.0.

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Hacking for Diplomacy – Solving Foreign Policy Challenges with the Lean LaunchPad

Steve Blank

State Department and asks students to use Lean Methods to test their understanding of the problem and deliver rapid-fire innovative solutions to pressing diplomacy, development and foreign policy challenges. Filed under: Hacking for Diplomacy , Lean LaunchPad , Teaching.

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Hacking for Diplomacy – Solving Foreign Policy Challenges with the Lean LaunchPad

Steve Blank

State Department and asks students to use Lean Methods to test their understanding of the problem and deliver rapid-fire innovative solutions to pressing diplomacy, development and foreign policy challenges. Filed under: Hacking for Diplomacy , Lean LaunchPad , Teaching.

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The Lean Entrepreneur is here

Startup Lessons Learned

Last May, I shared the news that long-time Lean Startup advocates Brant Cooper and Patrick Vlaskovits were working on a new book called The Lean Entrepreneur featuring illustrations by FAKEGRIMLOCK. LitMotors approach to using Lean Startup to create a new vehicle category.

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The Lean Startup Book Tour

Startup Lessons Learned

At 11:45am I'll be honored to share the stage with two great entrepreneurs: Introducing The Lean Startup, by Eric Ries with case studies, Intuit’s Scott Cook and Instagram’s Kevin Systrom And in the evening, the book launch party is also part of Disrupt. lean startup

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Lean Startup at Scale

Startup Lessons Learned

Guest post by Lisa Regan, writer for The Lean Startup Conference. As Lean Startup methods have been used now for a number of years, we’ve become increasingly interested in how companies use them to sustain growth. 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.

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Agile Opportunism – Entrepreneurial DNA « Steve Blank

Steve Blank

Agile Opportunism – Entrepreneurial DNA « Steve Blank (tags: startup) [.] Agile Opportunism – Entrepreneurial DNA. Steve Blank, Agile Opportunism – Entrepreneurial DNA: … entrepreneurs instinctualy realize that the best advocate for their careers is themselves [.] Steve’s post at the end of June, Agile Opportunism – Entrepreneurial DNA, he shares his early career experiences.

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The Lean Startup SXSW 2013

Startup Lessons Learned

Once again, along with my partners at 500 Startups, we are proud to present the most substantive track at SXSW: [link] There was a running joke last year that "the Lean Startup track was the only place at SXSW you couldn't get out of the building." We're back!

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What is Lean about the Lean Startup?

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Wednesday, December 16, 2009 What is Lean about the Lean Startup? The first step in a lean transformation is learning to tell the difference between value-added activities and waste. That foundational idea, so clearly articulated in books like Lean Thinking, is what originally led me to start using the term lean startup. I was giving my first-ever webcast on the lean startup. This value is evident in Lean Startups.

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Lessons Learned: Combining agile development with customer development

Startup Lessons Learned

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. Jim Murphy is a long-time agile practitioner in startups. 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. But startups sometimes have trouble applying agile successfully.

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RIP PRDs. Long Live “Agile Conversations”

Street Smart Product Manager

Many of my free product help calls are about ways to pursue customer development and gather VOC, bootstrap new product efforts, and apply lean principles to product management activities. Long Live “Agile Conversations” appeared first on Street Smart Product Manager. I recently had an email Q&A with a fellow PMer in which I shared what’s worked for me. So I decided to post my answers here — of course, your mileage […]. The post RIP PRDs.

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Stanford 2012 Lean LaunchPad Presentations – part 1 of 2

Steve Blank

Today, the first half of the Stanford Engineering Lean LaunchPad Class gave their final presentations. It’s hard to believe it’s only been a year since we taught the first 10 teams in the Stanford Lean LaunchPad class. The 2012 Stanford Lean LaunchPad Presentations.

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Jump Grasshopper, Jump!

Grasshopper Herder

Business Model agile UX business model canvas for user experience Lean Startups lean user experiencehaven't been updating my blog recently. Big news, I joined LUXr and I'm on tour in Europe!

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Lean Startups aren't Cheap Startups

Steve Blank

For those of you who have been following the discussion, a Lean Startup is Eric Ries ’s description of the intersection of Customer Development , Agile Development and if available, open platforms and open source. Lean Startups aren’t Cheap Startups « Steve Blank (tags: startups) [.]

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The Lean LaunchPad at Stanford – The Final Presentations

Steve Blank

The Stanford Lean LaunchPad class was an experiment in a new model of teaching startup entrepreneurship. The Lean LaunchPad was designed to fill that void. The Lean LaunchPad class was built around the business model / customer development / agile development solution stack.

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