Evolution of Agile world with Lean Startup Concepts

Lean Startup has revolutionized the startup movement. Startup world is looking like more scientific these days. Because of that reason, a flood of people are trying their hands by opening new startups. However is there anything to learn from Lean Startup for enterprises using agile methodologies currently? This session tries to answer the same - ranging from how to use Lean Startup techniques as part of Agile Product Ownership to changing current Agile practices focused towards validated learning and customer development.

Take away for audience from this session is:

  • How Agile Product Management can scientifically define, what exactly to build and why?
  • How some important Agile practices need to improvise themselves based on Validated Learning and Customer Development concepts of Lean Startup?
  • Instead of building the MVP or product features directly and finding out later that customers don't need them, finding that out sometimes without writing even a single line of code or with minimal investment and resources.
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Outline/structure of the Session

  • How a team and product-owner interaction happens in an Agile team (2 min)
  • How the same interaction happens in Lean Startup team (5 min)
  • Why Lean Startup approach? (5)
  • What's Lean Startup? (5)
  • Agile + Lean Startup practices (10)
    • Definition of Done
    • Continuous Deployment
    • Innovation Accounting
    • Validated Learning
  • Agile vs Agile+Lean Startup approach (10)
  • Questions?

Learning Outcome

Not everybody is working in a startup. On the outset it looks like Lean Startup practices are relevant to startups only. However if you take a closer look they are relevant to Agile teams in the same breath.

Agile is a software development process and has nothing to say about whether the business goals are correct or not. If an Agile team receives bad information from upper management, the product will fail in the marketplace. On the other than, The "Lean Startup" model is a business process that complements Agile nicely, but it's not a software-development process, and focus strongly on things like goals.

So even though companies follow Agile, they still fail as they may not be working on the right things for the business.

Lean Startup approach helps a Product Owner in factually define the business value based on validated learning. Sometimes no implementation is required for the validated learning. 

This session introduces these concepts to Agile practitioners and explains how they can be useful for a product owner for business success.

Target Audience

Product Owners, Agile Team, Enterpreneurs

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