The Lean Grownup: Applying Lean Startup on Established Teams

Eric Ries’ “The Lean Startup” has made a huge impact. But many people shy away from its tenets because they don’t work in a startup. Although Ries mentions some of the ways that his thinking applies even in established companies, his primary focus understandably rests on the true startup. Through working with teams in my company on a portfolio ranging from greenfield development to 15-year-old legacy products, I have uncovered some practical techniques for applying Ries' core ideas on teams at any phase of the product life cycle.

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

  • "The Lean Startup" in one minute
  • What is a startup?
  • Why applying the ideas to an established organization is tricky
  • Which ideas translate the best?
  • Exercise: Hunting for Hypotheses
  • Exercise: Building the Leanest Experiment

Learning Outcome

  • Key Lean Startup ideas to apply on established teams
  • Technique for finding hidden assumptions
  • Technique to help find the leanest experiment

Target Audience

Product Owners, Engineers, Agile Coaches, ScrumMasters

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