7 Strategies To Enhance Agility In The Face Of Change

Startup Professionals Musings

Business agility is defined as the ability to adapt rapidly and cost efficiently. Every entrepreneur must be alert enough to spot the change early, and agile enough to adapt quickly. Bureaucracy can appear quickly in startups as well as large companies.

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Agile Everywhere, Part II

OnlyOnce

Over the years, I’ve written a lot about the Agile methodology on this blog. For those of you who are regular readers, you may remember a post I wrote about our Agile Everywhere initiative — where all Return Path teams were tasked with implementing agile practices.

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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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Quick prototypes and agile startups.

47 Hats

As self-funded startup founders (SFSFs?) But the reality is there are at least a few bits of all this relatively new Lean Startup / Customer Discovery / Gear Up touchy-feely stuff that’s useful, elegant and solves real problems. So if you’ve tried prototyping at your startup, or are thinking now about prototyping that shiny new major feature before writing a line of code, share with the rest of us in comments here. The post Quick prototypes and agile startups.

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7 Principles Of Business Agility To Dodge Disaster

Startup Professionals Musings

Business agility is defined as the ability to adapt rapidly and cost efficiently. Every entrepreneur must be alert enough to spot the change early, and agile enough to adapt quickly. Bureaucracy can appear quickly in startups as well as large companies.

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Q&A on Startups, DevOps, and Agile

Feld Thoughts

Raj Bhargava (CEO of JumpCloud ) and I have been talking about how startups can leverage DevOps and Agile more. The post Q&A on Startups, DevOps, and Agile appeared first on Feld Thoughts. We created a conference on DevOps last year for our portfolio companies and it was a huge hit. DevOps is a movement that we are deeply interested in from multiple perspectives.

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The Future of Corporate Agility

Startup Lessons Learned

Guest post by by Jennifer Maerz, contributing editor of Lean Startup Co. A big part of adopting Lean Startup in an established company involves fundamentally shifting the way organizations manage people and ideas. Mark Raheja, founding partner at August , a consultancy focused on organizational development, will be speaking as part of the enterprise learning track at Lean Startup Week about agility at scale.

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Thoughts on agile management

The Equity Kicker

Steve Denning, one of the leading business thinkers pushing the business world to abandon the outdated idea of maximising shareholder value has published an interesting article on Forbes titled Why do managers hate agile? The good news for agile fans is that this battle is only going one way.

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May Startup Blog Insights - Entrepreneurs Get Agile! with Taffy Williams

Taffy Williams

Agile entrepreenur interview Startup

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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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Why Startups are Agile and Opportunistic – Pivoting the Business Model

Steve Blank

Startups are the search to find order in chaos. At a board meeting last week I watched as the young startup CEO delivered bad news. A startup is an organization formed to search for a repeatable and scalable business model. Startups are inherently chaotic.

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Agility Is The Key To Survival In Good Times And Bad

Startup Professionals Musings

Business agility is defined as the ability to adapt rapidly and cost efficiently. Every entrepreneur must be alert enough to spot the change early, and agile enough to adapt quickly. Bureaucracy can appear quickly in startups as well as large companies.

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Agile thinking helps entrepreneurs achieve success

Taffy Williams

Thinking Agile is critical to enhanced performance and eliminating impediments. The word Agile suggests an ability to move quickly, easily, smarter and in a clever manner. An entrepreneur recently asked me how Agile was different from The Pivot. Choose your path wisely!

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To Survive the Rebound Will Require More Agility

Startup Professionals Musings

Prior to the recession, many companies and even startups were acclimated to prosperity, maybe too comfortable. Smart entrepreneurs are making changes now, to be more agile in defining strategy, making organizational changes, and analyzing markets for change.

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Agile success generates great feelings

Taffy Williams

Try to keep the emotions in balance with your ability to Think Agile. Taffy Williams can be found on LinkedIn , Twitter @twilli2861 , ColonialTDC , photo website , Google+ , Facebook , and Startup Group. More on the agile concepts may be found in soon to be released book: Think Agile.

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You Can Bootstrap Your Startup From an Excel Spreadsheet With This Founder's 'Agile Financing' Model

Inc Startups

StartupBut don't just adopt the spreadsheet model. Adopt the focus on profits and smart investments.

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Startup Blog Insights - Agile Contingency Planning and Agile Success

Taffy Williams

Referenced Articles: Agile thinking requires forward contingency planning Agile success generates great feelings Taffy Williams can be found on LinkedIn , Twitter @twilli2861 , ColonialTDC , photo website , Google+ , Facebook , and Startup Group. He has written more than 300 articles for: Startup Blog and Examiner Charlotte, NC- small business. More on the agile concepts may be found in soon to be released book: Think Agile.

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Startup Blog Insights - Thinking Agile is Important to Your Business

Taffy Williams

Taffy Williams can be found on LinkedIn , Twitter @twilli2861 , ColonialTDC , photo website , Google+ , Facebook , and Startup Group. He has written more than 300 articles for: Startup Blog and Examiner Charlotte, NC- small business. Agile entrepreneur Startup Think Agile

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Business Agility will Prosper on the Rebound

Startup Professionals Musings

Prior to the recession, many companies and even startups were acclimated to prosperity, maybe too comfortable. Smart entrepreneurs are making changes now, to be more agile in defining strategy, making organizational changes, and analyzing markets for change.

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Agile ideology in startups

High Contrast

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. In agile development, for example, Jeff Sutherland, one of the creators of Scrum, calls this practice of the methodology “Scrum But&# as in, “we do Scrum but in our case we don’t do A and B and we’ve started doing C.&# Let’s call it the practice of agile ideology. I am not a fan of ideologies.

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The 'Agile Method' Works for Unicorn Startups. It Should Work For You, Too

Inc Startups

Agile works. Software, hardware, marketing, business planning - it doesn't matter. Bringing Innovation to Market

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Agile and non-agile entrepreneurs must communicate clearly

Taffy Williams

Agile thinkers may see the pieces of information come together in a manner to generate a new solution. More is available via the book Think Agile ; also, the company website , photo website , or “ LIKE” ColonialTDC on Facebook. Agile Agile Thinking communication entrepreneur Startup

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The Agile Board

Both Sides of the Table

Over time at my first startup our developers encouraged us to move to Agile development. So when I read my post it sounded to me more like a new philosophy for “The Agile Board,&# so I put that as my subtitle. THAT is the “Agile Board&# I was after.

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Achieving Greater Agility Through Proper Business Intelligence

YoungUpstarts

Business intelligence (BI) is the gateway for achieving greater agility. Agility in this sense means the flexibility to make more informed decisions based on a diverse array of data outlining consumer patterns and purchasing behavior. by Dan McCarthy, event manager for Venueseeker.

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Are You Agile Enough for the New Business Economy?

Startup Professionals Musings

Prior to the recession, many companies and even startups were acclimated to prosperity, maybe too comfortable. Smart entrepreneurs are making changes now, to be more agile in defining strategy, making organizational changes, and analyzing markets for change. These volatile markets are already creating unexpected opportunities and risks – you must be alert and agile enough to spot them and adapt quickly to survive and prosper.

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Small Business Agility and The Power of &

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

So while startups communicate over high-speed connections, they have to be wary of those who could possibly be lurking on their networks, grabbing at "private" information as it passes through the web. Of course, there are tools that help startups achieve all these things.

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Startup Blog Insights - Are Your Partners Agile and How does Your CEO Spin?

Taffy Williams

Reference Articles: Investors and partners may not think agile CEOs walk a fine line when using a positive spin Taffy Williams is on Twitter by @twilli2861. More is available via the book Think Agile ; also, the company website , photo website , Google+ , or Facebook.

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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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5 Patterns agile leaders must monitor

Taffy Williams

Here are the five things agile business owners should keep their eyes on: 1. T affy Williams is the author of: Think Agile: How Smart Entrepreneurs Adapt in Order to Succeed and the Startup Blog. entrepreneur leadership planning Startup Think Agile

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Startup Blog Insights - 4 Ways agile entrepreneurs use to optimize time

Taffy Williams

Reference Article: 4 Ways agile entrepreneurs use to optimize time Taffy Williams can be found on LinkedIn , Twitter @twilli2861 , ColonialTDC , photo website , Google+ , Facebook , and Startup Group. More on the agile concepts may be found in soon to be released book: Think Agile.

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From the Cheapness of Agile to Investing in the Tangible

The Product Guy

On Product Management… [link] Weigh the cheapness of Agile. Filed under: weekend reading Tagged: administer , agile , dashboard , design , hardware , product management , startup , todo , user experience , ux , vc. Every week I read thousands of blog posts.

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Introducing Agile to Product Teams

The Product Guy

In our most recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Ari Tiktin, lead a conversation around “Introducing Agile to Product Teams”. Raviv brings over 13 years of product management and startup experience, building profitable, consumer and business software products.

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Introducing Agile to Product Teams

The Product Guy

In our most recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Ari Tiktin, lead a conversation around “Introducing Agile to Product Teams”. Raviv brings over 13 years of product management and startup experience, building profitable, consumer and business software products.

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5 Ways Small Business Owners Can Improve Their Agility In The New Year

YoungUpstarts

by Taffy Williams, author of “ Think Agile: How Smart Entrepreneurs Adapt in Order to Succeed “ The New Year brings new events that may positively or negatively affect your business. The following agile activities may help you be more prepared in the New Year: Identify & Plan.

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Apply Agile Thinking To Everything You Do

rosskimbarovsky.com

Some of you have heard the term “agile software development&# , which refers to a process of software development based on frequent, iterative development. crowdSPRING has been applying the principles of agile development to our own software development efforts for the past year. Tags: Business Marketing Social Media Startup Tips Strategy Technology Uncategorized agile agility crowdspring small business smallbiz startup

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Focus is important but so is agile thinking

Taffy Williams

Entrepreneurs must learn to balance two skills and know when to use them; a) Focus and, b) Agile Thinking. The ability to be more agile in one’s thinking comes from practice. When the situation dictates, agile thinking should take the lead over focus.

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From Observing the Trends of Modular Innovation to Robust Agility

The Product Guy

Hone your agility and stretch out in front of this great iterative PO’ing video. Filed under: weekend reading Tagged: agile , bitly , design , entrepreneur , iterative , product management , sketching , startup , trends , user experience , ux.

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Agile leaders take care in what they say to others

Taffy Williams

With this in mind, it is important that agile thinking also include taking care of what and how we convey a message to others. The point of this discussion is that more agile thinkers realize they may impact others. Agile Agile Thinking communication entrepreneur leadership Startup

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RIP PRDs. Long Live “Agile Conversations”

Street Smart Product Manager

Long Live “Agile Conversations” appeared first on Street Smart Product Manager. Customer Development Lean Startup New Product Development Product Development Product Management SDLC customer development hypothesis testing job story lean startup MRD PRD product manager tools requirements user story validated learning VOC

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Agile is a mindset, not just software development method

Start Up Blog

If you work for a big company, there’s a good chance your IT department is rapidly moving from a Waterfall Methodology to Agile for software development. And if you don’t believe me check out this incredible resource: Agile in a Nutshell.

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