How Startups Can Keep Product Development Lean

YoungUpstarts

by Steve Owens, Founder and CTO of Finish Line Product Development Services. The lean start-up movement has been based on a single insight – which the purpose of a start-up is to discover a business model that works. The Lean Start-Up Environment.

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. And if their initial guesses were wrong, they needed a process that would permit them to change early on in the product development process when the cost of changes was small – the famed “pivot”. Lean started from the observation that you cannot ask a question that you have no words for.

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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. I read a ton of existing literature and came up with a formal methodology for search I called Customer Development.

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Case Study: Lean Experiments with Radical Candor

Grasshopper Herder

We decided to run lean experiments on this tactic to see how it would work for the Kromatic team. The post Case Study: Lean Experiments with Radical Candor appeared first on GrasshopperHerder.com. Lean Startup Teamwork & Leadership Continuous Improvement Experiment Design & Template Hypothesis Driven Development lean startup teams

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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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B2B Sales: A Lean Startup Approach

Grasshopper Herder

Have you thought about using Lean Startup to improve your sales process? The founder of Shipitwise reveals how he used lean principles to improve B2B sales. The post B2B Sales: A Lean Startup Approach appeared first on GrasshopperHerder.com. Customer Development Lean Startup B2B Evaluative Market Experiment Startup Tool

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How do you apply Lean to Digital Health and Life Sciences?

Steve Blank

Five years ago we brought evidence-based entrepreneurship to Life Sciences – teaching the first Lean Lean Launchpad class at UCSF, then the NIH and Imperial College. The first half of the conversation talks about Lean and its origins. 19:20: The origins of Lean and I-Corps.

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Lean Startup Machine Boulder

Feld Thoughts

I judged Lean Startup Machine Boulder yesterday afternoon. I didn’t really know what I was getting myself into and usually protect my weekends pretty aggressively from stuff like this so I can spend time with Amy and recover / catch up from the week but for some reason Trevor Owens (Lean Startup Machine CEO) and Ray Wu convinced me to come out and play. I’m a huge Eric Ries / Lean Startup fan and believe that the methodology can be quickly taught.

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Machine Learning Meets the Lean Startup

Steve Blank

We just finished our Lean LaunchPad class at UC Berkeley’s engineering school where many of the teams embedded machine learning technology into their products. Machine Learning Meets Lean – Berkeley Lean LaunchPad Class. Filed under: Lean LaunchPad , Teaching.

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Machine Learning Meets the Lean Startup

Steve Blank

We just finished our Lean LaunchPad class at UC Berkeley’s engineering school where many of the teams embedded machine learning technology into their products. Machine Learning Meets Lean – Berkeley Lean LaunchPad Class. Filed under: Lean LaunchPad , Teaching.

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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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Free Reprints of “Why the Lean Startup Changes Everything”

Steve Blank

The Harvard Business Review is offering free reprints of the May 2013 cover article, “ Why the Lean Startup Changes Everything “ Available here.

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Herding Cats – Using Lean to Work Together

Steve Blank

When Colonel Peter Newell headed up the Army’s Rapid Equipping Force (REF) he used lean methods on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan to provide immediate technology solutions to urgent problems. Filed under: Customer Development , Hacking For Defense , Lean LaunchPad.

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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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The Lean LaunchPad Class Online

Steve Blank

Filed under: Customer Development , Lean LaunchPad. Customer Development Lean LaunchPad

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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 Educators Class

Steve Blank

The Lean LaunchPad entrepreneurship curriculum has caught fire. I read a ton of existing literature and came up with a formal methodology for search I called Customer Development. Berkeley asked me to teach a class in Customer Development at Haas business school.

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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. Due to its roots in manufacturing, Lean is often equated with the elimination of waste, but this view of Lean misses the mark on realizing its true value.

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Lean Startup In Japanese Companies

Steve Blank

Implementing the Lean Startup in any company is hard. Now compound that level of effort with trying to put a Lean Startup culture in place in Japan. And weak leadership leads to a reluctance to change and the inability to mandate Lean as an innovation process. They list four actionable steps for implementing Lean in Japanese corporations. If you can’t see the presentation click here Filed under: Corporate Innovation , Customer Development Manifesto.

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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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What type of lean startup experiment should I run?

Grasshopper Herder

Lean Startups Product/Market Fit Customer Development experiment design survey When I was studying marketing I had an arms length list of research techniques like conjoint analysis, surveys, and focus groups.

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The Lean LaunchPad Educators Class

Steve Blank

The Lean LaunchPad entrepreneurship curriculum has caught fire. I read a ton of existing literature and came up with a formal methodology for search I called Customer Development. Berkeley asked me to teach a class in Customer Development at Haas business school.

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Free Reprints of “Why the Lean Startup Changes Everything”

Steve Blank

The Harvard Business Review is offering free reprints of the May 2013 cover article, “ Why the Lean Startup Changes Everything “ Available here.

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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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Taxonomy of the Lean Startup Anti-Pivot

Grasshopper Herder

Customer Development Entrepreneurship Investment Lean startup Pitching anti-patterns lean startup pivot pivotSometimes pivoting describes how entrepreneurs adapt to customer feedback. Sometimes it's an annoying buzzword, grating to the ears.

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Office of Naval Research (ONR) Goes Lean

Steve Blank

Now they are starting to use the Lean Innovation process (see here and here ) to turn ideas into solutions. Since 1946 ONR has funded basic and applied science, as well as advanced technology development, in universities across the U.S. Lean Innovation is a Process.

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An Overview of Lean Business Planning

Up and Running

A lean business plan does what every business owner and aspiring startup needs to manage strategy, tactics, execution, and essential business numbers. It stays lean and simple with just bullet points for essentials and a collection of lists and tables. Why lean? Why lean ?

Lean Startup vs. Visionary Entrepreneur

Grasshopper Herder

There is an ongoing misconception that creating a company under a lean startup approach is incompatible with a big entrepreneurial vision. Customer Development Entrepreneurship Lean startup startup vision

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[Review] The Lean Startup

YoungUpstarts

Most of us have a tendency to develop a strong case of sour grapes when we come across successful ventures. “ The Lean Startup “ is an engrossing read, and if you’re anything like me, you’ll probably be done with it in less than a week. by Lee Shen Han.

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6 Lifehacks That Will Help You Save On Mobile App Development

YoungUpstarts

There are two main paths to follow in mobile app development: native and cross-platform. Code written for one OS cannot be reused for another, which makes the development and maintenance of native mobile apps expensive and time-sapping. Hire Junior Developers.

12 Random Customer Development Tips

Grasshopper Herder

Customer development is hard. Customer Development Lean StartupsIt takes work to get it right and you'll always be improving your technique. Here are a few tips I like to keep in my head while I'm getting out of the building.

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Startup Lessons Learned

Lean Analytics is the latest addition to the Lean Series. Mark MacLeod, Chief Corporate Development Officer at Freshbooks, says that you need to get below a 5% monthly churn rate before you know you’ve got a business that’s ready to scale. You can order Lean Analytics today

The Importance Of Keeping Your Startup Lean

YoungUpstarts

This is where keeping your startup lean comes in. A lean startup only spends money on things it absolutely needs. I recently spoke with a friend of mine who runs a successful chain of Toronto Massage Companies who credits keeping her startup lean with much of her early success.

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Why Lean May Save Your Life – The I-Corps @ NIH

Steve Blank

Today the National Institutes of Health announced they are offering my Lean LaunchPad class ( I-Corps @ NIH ) to commercialize Life Science. It’s a collaboration with the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop NIH-specific version of the Innovation-Corps.

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This Will Save Us Years – Lean LaunchPad for Life Science

Steve Blank

We’re deep into week 2 of teaching a Lean LaunchPad class for Life Sciences and Health Care (therapeutics, diagnostics, devices and digital health) this October at UCSF with a team of veteran venture capitalists. Filed under: Customer Development , Lean LaunchPad , Life Sciences.

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The Air Force Academy Gets Lean

Steve Blank

Todd Branchflower took my Lean LaunchPad class having been entrepreneurial enough to convince the Air Force send him to Stanford to get his graduate engineering degree. Here’s what we’ve noticed so far: In typical Lean Launchpad classes, students apply as teams with their own idea.

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Guest Post: Pitching to Investors: A Lean Startup Perspective

Grasshopper Herder

(Andy Cars, founder of Seedcap and Lean Ventures, helps startups with strategy, business development, lean startup and fundraising, and large companies create and execute on their innovation strategies. There’s also plenty of resources available […] The post Guest Post: Pitching to Investors: A Lean Startup Perspective appeared first on GrasshopperHerder.com. Lean Startup investors pitching

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The Lean LaunchPad Goes to High 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 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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10 Lean Startup Machine Tips and Tricks

Grasshopper Herder

I was at Lean Startup Machine in New York last weekend and I was so impressed by a post by Cindy Alvarez that Trevor distributed, 10 Things I’ve Learned, that I decided to blatantly copy her and create my own top ten list. Lean Startups and Customer Development

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Personas for Customer Development

Grasshopper Herder

Personas are an amazing tool for doing customer development. Customer Development Entrepreneurship User Experience design lean user experience personas user experienceThey are the clearest form of hypothesis, test, and learn (a.k.a. build, measure, learn).

Customer Development in Japan: a History Lesson

Steve Blank

I asked Tsutsumi-san to write a guest post for my blog to describe his experience with Customer Development in Japan. After waiting for a week or so for the book to make it to Japan, I was very much shocked how impressed I was by the Customer Development Model detailed in the book.

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