Lean Enterprise & Innovation Ecosystems

Grasshopper Herder

Lean Startup + Enterprise = Lean Enterprise. Lean Enterprise Lean Startups innovation ecosystem lean ecosystem lean enterprise Comparing an enterprise to a startup is like comparing an ocean to a dolphin. They simply don’t equate.

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Straw Man Lean Enterprise

Grasshopper Herder

The enterprise adoption of lean startup principles is following much the same course as startup ecosystems adopting lean startup. It''s the Lean Hype Cycle. Lean Enterprise Lean Startups innovation ecosystem lean enterprise

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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 In doing so, they are failing at the most basic level.

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Is the Lean Startup concept of MVP dead?

VC Cafe

” Steve Blank, “Is the lean startup dead?” ” The Lean Startup movement started out of necessity. Most principles of Lean Startup remain true, as described by Steve Blank in The Lean Startup Changes Everything : Business Plans are dead: Startups a series of hypothesis that need to be tested. Quibi didn’t stop to test the hypothesis with a lean startup approach. In conclusion, I believe most of the Lean Startup isn’t fully dead.

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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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Living Lean

Grasshopper Herder

Lean Startup is not easy. Now I''m a Lean Startup." Lean Startups Managing Entrepreneurship Minimum Viable Product MVP It sounds easy when you hear Eric talk. "I''ll I''ll put up a launchrock page! Sorry. it doesn''t work like that.

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One Lean Startup Experiment Per Week

Grasshopper Herder

Lean Enterprise Lean Startups Managing Entrepreneurship lean-enterpriseThe faster we can go around the Build-Measure-Learn loop, the faster we validate our business model. So how fast is fast enough?

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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 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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Adopting the Lean Hype Cycle

Grasshopper Herder

if you''re adopting lean, you need to understand this flow: Inspiration, Application, Practice. Human Resources Lean Startups adopting lean startup hype cycle It has another, more famous name, the hype cycle.

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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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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 in Larger Organizations – Interview with Jay Badenhope

Grasshopper Herder

I reached out to him to chat about his approach to implementing lean startup in large- and mid-size companies. You can find him on Twitter or LinkedIn) Q: What is the difference between running lean in a very large vs. […]. Lean Enterprise Managing Entrepreneurship Product Management Strategy lean startup in Lean Startups lean-enterprise

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Demo Day Fundraising and The Lean Startup

Grasshopper Herder

Lean Startup takes our biggest business risk and reduces it. The post Demo Day Fundraising and The Lean Startup appeared first on GrasshopperHerder.com. Accelerators & Incubators Lean Startup FundraisingIf our biggest risk is that our demo day fundraising pitch will fail, we can test that.

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Corporate Lean Anti-Patterns: 5 minute video

Grasshopper Herder

Unlike startups, large companies have many moving parts to manage when attempting to lean new ways for creating customer value. They often adopt concepts such as lean to move faster, but sometimes spiral into lean anti-patterns: More and more enterprise scale companies are drinking the lean Kool Aid and starting to implement Lean Startup methodology. Managing Entrepreneurship adopting lean startup anti-patterns lean-enterprise waterfall

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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. He called it the “Lean Startup.”. So my book and Berkeley class turned into the Lean LaunchPad class in the Stanford Engineering school, co-taught with two VC’s – Jon Feiber and Ann Miura-Ko. Then in the fall of 2011, the National Science Foundation read my blog posts on the Stanford version of the Lean LaunchPad class.

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Guest Post: Running Better Lean Startup Workshops

Grasshopper Herder

The post Guest Post: Running Better Lean Startup Workshops appeared first on GrasshopperHerder.com. Lean Startup Teamwork & Leadership Facilitation WorkshopsFive actionable tips on running better workshops.

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Playing Lean – Interview with Simen Fure Jørgensen

Grasshopper Herder

(Simen is the creator of Playing Lean, the board game about Lean Startup that is now live on Kickstarter. He’s the CEO of Iterate, a Norwegian consultancy that specialises in Lean Startup. I reached out to him to chat about his approach to teaching Lean. Lean Startups Managing Entrepreneurship board game educationYou can find him on Twitter and Linkedin.) Q: How […].

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Lean Tools: How TenTune Harnessed the Power of the Pencil

Grasshopper Herder

The post Lean Tools: How TenTune Harnessed the Power of the Pencil appeared first on GrasshopperHerder.com. Lean Startup User Experience & Research Evaluative Market Experiment Generative Market Research Minimum Viable Product Product Management Product/Market FitA case study on how two entrepreneurs went from idea to MVP without writing a single line of code.

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Lean in Healthcare – Interview with Mark Graban

Grasshopper Herder

Far too many health systems have a limited view of Lean as just an improvement methodology. Lean success comes from adopting Lean as a culture. Managing Entrepreneurship healthcare lean healthcare

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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. Each of our teams in this class followed the canonical Lean model: Articulate your hypotheses using the business model canvas. Filed under: Lean LaunchPad , Teaching. 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. Each of our teams in this class followed the canonical Lean model: Articulate your hypotheses using the business model canvas. Filed under: Lean LaunchPad , Teaching. Lean LaunchPad Teaching

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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. Borrowing heavily from lean manufacturing pioneered by Toyota as well as his own entrepreneurial experiences in IMVU, ” The Lean Startup ” proposes that companies can be a lot more capital efficient without hampering human creativity.

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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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Templates Suck, Here’s Our Lean Startup Template

Grasshopper Herder

Every few weeks, someone asks me if there’s a template that they should use to define their lean startup experiments…and I say no. Lean Enterprise Lean Startups Managing Entrepreneurship experiment design metrics templates I’m not a big fan of templates in the broad sense of a one size fits all template to define experiments regardless of the context. I am a huge fan of having […].

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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. Lean is more about aligning your organization’s skills, talents, resources, processes, and strategy with the needs of your customers. Lean Transformations.

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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. All the culture and incentives are designed for execution. Innovation at times seems like you’re swimming up hill.

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Lean Market Research for Startups

VC Cafe

Eric Reis John Mullins Lean Market Research Lean Startup Lean Startups Marc Andreessen Market Research Product-market-fit Steve Blank 5 forces 7 domains john mullins Market research Market Sizing product-market-fit steve blank swot Most startups will fail in their first two years of operation and only one percent of the startups that pitch to VCs will end up receiving funding. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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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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Reuniting Product Management and Lean UX

Grasshopper Herder

Product Management User Experience lean UX user experience We product managers have let ourselves be put into smaller product owner boxes. We''ve been focused on process when the biggest risks are about markets.

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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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Our New Lean Experiment Template (and Why You Shouldn’t Use It)

Grasshopper Herder

Our Lean Experiment template can give you something solid to build yours on. The post Our New Lean Experiment Template (and Why You Shouldn’t Use It) appeared first on GrasshopperHerder.com. Innovation Ecosystem Lean Startup User Experience & Research Evaluative Market Experiment Evaluative Product Experiment Experiment Design & Template Generative Market Research Generative Product Research Hypothesis Driven Development

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How Startups Can Keep Product Development Lean

YoungUpstarts

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. In this article we explore the unique challenges of a lean start-up and how Outsourced Product Development (OPD) can be used to overcome them. The Lean Start-Up Environment. The insights from the Lean Start-Up movement have led to the assumption that there will be periods in every start-up’s history of significant change (The Pivot).

Introducing Lean Planning: How to Plan Less and Grow Faster

Up and Running

Today, I want to introduce a new approach to business planning: Lean Planning. Lean Planning replaces lengthy business plans with a 20-minute planning process that focuses on increasing your chances of success in business. Lean Planning is a faster and better business plan solution.

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Taking The LEAN Approach: James Morgan On Why it’s Important To Stay On Top of Your Business Processes

YoungUpstarts

When it comes to promoting the flow of value to the customer, an excellent methodology is the LEAN approach, in other words, through two guiding tenets: continuous improvement and respect for people. Worcester Air Conditioning LLC’s president and CEO, James Morgan , discusses the importance of LEAN practices and building a structured, continuous approach to process improvement in an organization. What is the LEAN approach?

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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 first time a few brave corporate innovators tried to overlay the Lean tools and techniques that work in early-stage startups in an existing corporation, the result was chaos, confusion, frustration and ultimately, failure.

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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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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. Lean Planning started with Tim Berry’s 2008 book, “The Plan-As-You-Go Business Plan,” which was a new way for entrepreneurs to think about planning. Lean Planning is born.

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The Lean LaunchPad Educators Class

Steve Blank

The Lean LaunchPad entrepreneurship curriculum has caught fire. It’s called the Lean Startup. So my book and Berkeley class turned into the Lean LaunchPad class in the Stanford Engineering school. Then in July 2011, the National Science Foundation read my blog posts on the Lean LaunchPad class. They said scientists had already made a career out of hypotheses testing, and the Lean LaunchPad was simply a scientific method for entrepreneurship.

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[Review] The Lean Startup

YoungUpstarts

Many people tend to neglect the execution aspect, and Eric Rie’s “ The Lean Startup ” provides a starting point to this by fleshing out the principles of building a profitable company. Indeed, Eric Ries’s book has become so popular that ‘ The Lean Startup Methodology ’ has become somewhat of a doctrine in Silicon Valley circles, so much so that certain terms in the book such as ‘pivot’ and ‘minimum variable product’ have become part of startup lexicon.

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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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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. After I read Four Steps to the Epiphany, there was only one: Get out of the building and talk to customers! At LUXr, Janice Fraser introduced me to a whole new host of tools to gain insight such […].

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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. Filed under: Big Companies versus Startups: Durant versus Sloan , Business Model versus Business Plan , Customer Development , Customer Development Manifesto , Lean LaunchPad , Teaching , Venture Capital.

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