Raf Gemmail surveys recent commentary and presentations on the successes and failures of lean-startup methodology within both startups and big enterprise.
The build-measure-learn feedback loop in lean startup aims to help entrepreneurs to learn about the needs of their customers. Agile retrospectives are a way to reflect and learn and to agree on changes that are needed. Some examples describing how lean startup can be supported with agile retrospectives to learn and take actions.
Coming to decisions about which products to build or which features to add to existing products can be difficult. The lean startup approach can help to get insight into the needs of customers, and to build a sustainable business around a set of products and services that serves those needs. How can enterprises adopt the lean startup approach to become more innovative and competitive?
Jake Benilov will give a talk on September 27 at Agile Tour Brussels about feedback techniques used for making gov.uk. InfoQ did an interview with Jake about using the feedback techniques and how the team applies lean startup with minimum viable products to do user research.
Steve Blank explains the real goal of an MVP is to start the learning process, not to create a smaller and cheaper version of the final product.
Sam Guckenheimer proposes to reimagine ALM to enable continuous feedback on software projects with a metric based on how long it takes to drive an experiment and obtain validated learning from it.
Steve Blank makes the argument that mainstream adoption of the lean start-up is not only attainable, but would provide the basis for a newer innovation based economy.
The lean startup is about fast delivery of desired products to customers, and increasing your understanding about the needs of customers. With the lean startup, people can learn faster from failures and become better innovators. There are teachers that use a lean startup based approach in education, which helps their students to learn faster.
InfoQ interviewed Efran Cobisi, the founder of Cobisi Software based in Italy. Efran, who is the recipient of Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award including several Microsoft certifications, is the developer of EmailVerify.NET, which is a powerful software component that provides an ability to automatically check the existence of an e-mail address from within an ASP.NET application.