• Vishal Prasad
    Vishal Prasad
    schedule 1 year ago
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    20 mins
    Experience Report
    Intermediate

    Consider an agile utopia executing a lean build-measure-feedback loop for software development. How would you feel if your biggest strength of receiving early feedback from your end-users turns out to be your Achilles heel? Recently I faced this dilemma where my end-users unfortunately were a group of introvert individuals. This led to Monger project’s MVP almost declared as a failure since it did not fulfill the end-user’s requirements. 

    Many a times, projects transform their delivery mechanism from traditional models to agile with a myth that agile is a recipe for success. In reality many projects fail since agile is not well understood by the teams. A few times (like in this case) the agile process falters not due to incorrect implementation but due to incorrect participants responsible to execute a part of the process.

    Experience with me what happens when your end-users falter your feedback loop just because of the nature of individuals. If you’ve ever been a part of a group (or may be in the future) where your end-users are introverts, learn from this experience report how we overcame this problem on the Monger project by strengthening our anemic reviews. At the same time, if you as a participant have been there and done that, I would love to hear about it.

  • Vishal Khandelwal
    Vishal Khandelwal
    schedule 1 year ago
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    45 mins
    Experience Report
    Beginner
    Seth Godin describes a tribe as – "…group of people connected to one another, connected to a leader, and connected to an idea." For millions of years, human beings have been part of one tribe or another. A group needs only two things to be a tribe: a shared interest and a way to communicate. And this is what a modern day business needs to survive and prosper in the long run – a growing tribe around a shared interest.
     
    In his session, Vishal Khandelwal, the founder and chief tribesman of SafalNiveshak.com, will share his experience in building his tribe of 20,000+ readers across 135 countries in a span of just four years, even while he maintained a lean, clean, structure-less, and profitable model.
     
    SafalNiveshak.com is a website dedicated to helping small investors become smart, independent, and successful in their stock market investing. Vishal has 13+ years of experience as a stock market analyst and investor, and 4+ years as an investing coach. Safal Niveshak, which Vishal started in 2011, is now a community of 20,000+ dedicated readers, and was recently ranked among the best value investing blogs worldwide. Over the past four years, Vishal has trained over 2,000 individual investors in the art of investing sensibly, through his Workshops and online courses.
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    Intentions in Innovations

    Dr. Vishal Rao
    Dr. Vishal Rao
    schedule 1 year ago
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    45 mins
    Experience Report
    Intermediate

    Science would be incomplete if it were to only remain a hope for future; but unable to serve the present & remain inaccessible to the needy. Thus intentions in inventions is the key driving force that forms the basis and foundation of scientific breakthroughs.

    In this talk I'll share my journey and insights of how we've designed a Rs. 50 device to give cancer patients their lost voice.

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    Applying Theory of Constraints to find your Growth Model

    Manoj Gupta
    Manoj Gupta
    schedule 1 year ago
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    45 mins
    Experience Report
    Intermediate

    While we often keep hearing about startups that lap up glorious rounds of funding and then resort to massive discounting to show hockey-stick growth for their VCs, rarely do we hear about startup founders who not just believe in their idea, but never give up even when the going gets tougher, keep their heads down in building a profitable business from day one without luring customers with offers and create a niche market for their products globally, sitting out of India.


    Craftsvilla.com, an online marketplace for Indian ehnic wear and goods, is one such startup that has created a name from itself in a very niche, ethnic goods market, competing against the best of the e-commerce players in the segment. Craftsvilla is known for it’s frugal but creative marketing campaigns to drive traffic and scaling rapidly at growth rate of 6x YoY, becoming the 6th largest ecommerce player in India and plan to reach a GMV of $500 Million in next 12 months. They recently acquired a shipping service provider, Sendd, for $4.5 Million.
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    Fail Fast Pivot Faster

    Smita Mishra
    Smita Mishra
    schedule 1 year ago
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    45 mins
    Case Study
    Advanced

    There are so many stories in the market of both successful pivoting and failure cases. Some see Pivoting as the backfire of shallow design and result of not having thought through before launch. However, most see Pivoting as a powerful tool used by wise developers and product owners to retain their acquired customers.

    Whatever may be the reason - its not news that businesses evolve, change and PIVOT. As Alan Spoon says -

    “Pivoting” is a familiar word in the startup world.  When your first business model isn’t working (and this happens more often than not), the CEO and team pivot to plan B.  These are deep breath moments! But pivoting doesn’t necessarily mean desperation.  It can be a tool to discover additional growth--growth you might otherwise have overlooked. Businesses can grow beyond their initial dreams by re-imagining their assets and talents, thinking more broadly about the customer problems they solve, and accessing growth capital to seize the new high ground.

    Keeping this understanding of Pivoting in the background, we at PoolWallet are proud to share our story of launch, growth, not so good growth, how we found our key bottlenecks (Any guesses how many users we interviewed?) and what were our conclusions and how much we decided to pivot. How we validated our thoughts on Pivoting (ever tried talking to an investor?). Basically trying to share with you our launch, less than good response, re-launch, validations we took seriously, feedbacks we kept aside and results of the same. All of this with minimum budget spend.

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