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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.

What ZenHub adds to GitHub and why it matters to you

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It’s a super solid way of running your master git repo, raising and addressing issues, and creating pull requests whether you’re making a contribution to an Open Source project, on a startup software team or just trying to find good code. Granted – it includes lots of ZenHub-specific content. DeveloperNews

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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 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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I-Corps @ NIH – Pivoting the Curriculum

Steve Blank

Agile Engineering” to have teams prototype, test, and iterate their idea while discovering if they have a profitable business model.

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

Steve Blank

Like its sister class, Hacking for Defense , our goal is to open-source this class to other universities. The U.S. The U.S. Support U.S.

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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

In this case, if you pledge $10, you get a CD (with the source code), a note from the Diaspora team and a bunch of stickers. Get it?

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. ”

Startup Resources

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

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. I think he totally nails it.

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. So far, I have found "lean startup" works better with the entrepreneurs Ive talked to than "agile startup" or even "extreme startup.") The lean startup is an application of Lean Thinking.

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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. Now look around.

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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.

Customer Development for Web Startups

Steve Blank

Agile Development is the way startups quickly iterate their product as they learn. I think his process models are pretty good.

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 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?

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.

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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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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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.

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).

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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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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What Does the Future Hold for Conversion Optimization?


Image Source. With agile development cycles and uncertain monetization models, they live and die by data and experimentation. Conclusion.

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.

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. You're working on a technically interesting problem.


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.

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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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.

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.

Embrace technical debt

Startup Lessons Learned

I 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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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.

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?

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.

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!

How To Work Better with Your Co-Founder


Use Solid Agile Process for Estimating Development Timeline. It's not easy to build a great Web application. Sponsor. Discuss. StartUp 101