Why Lean Startup Is Hard In Practice
Over the last couple of years, I’ve blogged about my lean startup experiments (a popular post that made page one of HN). I’ve spoken at conferences about applying lean to building mobile apps. And, I was a mentor at Lean Startup Machine. Along the way, I’ve applied lean at my last startup across ideas incubated using an internal Y-Combinator incubation format. I’ve collaborated with other entrepreneurs as a part of a DHC lean peer group (who reviewed this post). And right now, I’m running lean experiments at Intuit, a large software company. I’ve come to the conclusion that while lean startup has been a terrific step forward in how we think about what to build next, there’s still many significant challenges involved in practice. This session is based on a popular blog post I'd made and is an attempt to surface some of the issues so that we can talk about them as a community, and we can learn from each other.
Outline/structure of the Session
- Lean Startup *is* a huge step forward
- Common Misconceptions around Lean Startup
- Current Challenges
- Effectuation vs Lean Startup
- Horses for Courses
- Slope of Enlightenment?
Fast forward past the hype cycle to reality.
Entrepreneurs, Innovation Leaders, Product Managers, Scrum Coaches, Engineers
Read the Lean Startup book by Eric Ries, or related material online.