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Applying the Lean Startup Approach in Enterprises

by Ben Linders on  Oct 24, 2013 1

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?

Using Feedback Techniques for the gov.uk Website

by Ben Linders on  Sep 26, 2013

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.

Benefits of Combining Agile and Lean Startup

by Ben Linders on  Sep 12, 2013 1

Enterprises want to increase their capability to deliver value to customers in less time. Many adopt agile software development to iteratively develop and deliver software solutions. Lean startup aims to support developing new businesses and products. Several authors shared their views on how combining agile and lean startup methods can be beneficial.

An MVP is about Smart Learning

by Danny Ackerman on  Aug 24, 2013

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.

Combining Data, Intuition and Fun in Lean Startup

by Ben Linders on  Aug 08, 2013

The lean startup is a “scientific approach to creating and managing startups” as Eric Ries describes in the lean startup principles. It uses “hard things” like validated learning with experiments and data. But what the “soft things” like intuition, guts, feelings, passion, inspiration and fun, do they also matter when you are developing new products?

Reimagining ALM

by Jaume Jornet on  Jul 17, 2013

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.

Pivoting when Using Lean Startup for Product Development

by Ben Linders on  Jul 04, 2013

There are different types of pivots possible in lean startup, which help you to decide whether to persevere or pivot during product development. They each with their own purpose and ways to use them. Let’s explore some of them to see when and how you can pivot? Or maybe have to decide that it’s better to quit?

Why the Lean Start-up Changes Everything

by Danny Ackerman on  Jun 22, 2013

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.

Different Approaches for Product Backlog Grooming

by Ben Linders on  May 08, 2013 3

The purpose of backlog grooming is to keep the product backlog up to date and clean. Different approaches are used by product owners and teams to do this.

Learning from Failures with The Lean Startup

by Ben Linders on  May 02, 2013 2

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.

Video Lessons on Agile Coaching and Organizational Change

by Ben Linders on  Mar 30, 2013

Two video lessons covering agile coaching and organizational change were released by Pearson/Addison-Wesley in the last quarter of 2012. They provide a different way to increase knowledge on agile adoption for visual and audible learners.

Business Process Improvement Using Agile

by Ben Linders on  Mar 29, 2013 1

Organizations want to improve their business processes, and today they need to do it faster. Is it possible to use agile methods and techniques for business process improvement?

"February Revolution" Aims to Focus Software Delivery on Business Outcomes

by Shane Hastie on  Feb 25, 2013

In February 2013 a group of authors, speakers, consultants and practitioners met to identify the common elements in their approaches to focusing software delivery on business outcomes. The group identified some underlying principles and practical steps that organisations and teams can take to help ensure the products they "build the right product" to maximize business value.

Minimum Viable Products for Enterprises

by Ben Linders on  Jan 17, 2013 5

Enterprise software startups use a minimum viable product (MVP) to learn about customers with limited effort and money. How can organizations deploy lean startup principles to develop a viable product for their stakeholders?

Lean Startup Machine Returns to Toronto

by Todd Charron on  May 31, 2012

Lean Startup Machine is returning to Toronto June 8-10. I had an opportunity to chat with Jason Little, who was a member of Hire Shark, which won the previous LSM event in Toronto. Jason is returning as one of the event organizers and mentors.

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