While many people have a copy of Eric Ries’s book, The Lean Startup, very few seem to be fully applying the ideas.

This hands on workshop is based on learnings from mentoring and hosting all five Lean Startup Machine events in Toronto (a weekend conference to bootstrap Lean Startup into participants).

We've discovered that most people who implement Lean Startup principles don't go lean enough. Come to the workshop and get a taste of what you’re missing. You'll learn what it really means to get lean.

This session is an intense session. Participants will be very active and involved the entire time. They will also be getting out of the building (conference room) and talking to potential customers to learn as much as they can in as short a period of time as possible.

We'll be using a stripped down board that walks people through the validation process quickly and easily. There will be about a 10-15 minute set up and then teams will form and get to work using our prepared starting point and validating using our diet lean startup validation board.

 
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This session is an intense session. Participants will be very active and involved the entire time. They will also be getting out of the building (or at least the conference room, since getting out of the Gaylord is impossible) and talking to potential customers to learn as much as they can in as short a period of time as possible. Should logistics make this impossible, they'll work amongst themselves).

We'll be using a stripped down board that walks people through the validation process quickly and easily. There will be about a 10-15 minute set up and then teams will form and get to work using our prepared starting point and validating using our diet lean startup validation board.

The process involves setting a customer and problem hypothesis, validating or invalidating the hypothesis through testing the riskiest assumption, learning from that and then repeating until you've validated the customer, the problem, and the solution. If previous runs are any indication, we'll likely get through 3 iterations in the time we have.

Learning Outcome

  • Introduce customer development and hypothesis testing using our diet validation board.
  • Turn participants into impatient aggressive scientists.

Target Audience

People interested in learning about Lean Startup

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