Lean startups need to build, measure, and learn. This involves building small slices of their product, getting it out to customers quickly, getting feedback on what they’ve built, and learning from that in order to make critical product decisions quickly.

How does this look to the software team developing this product? How can they effectively execute in these cycles?

Agile practices can provide a solid framework for a Lean startup. Agile incremental development cycles that include recurring planning and Retrospectives are a great way to execute on the validated learning and innovation that Lean startups need. Coupling the typical Sprint cadences with monthly planning amongst the entire organization will ensure that the team is informed and focused.


Outline/Structure of the Talk

  • Introduction - draw the connection between Agile and Lean Startup. What are the goals of each? What are the common values and practices?
  • Discuss ways that you could use techniques from each to create an encompassing approach.
  • Have small groups identify the greatest pain points of working in a startup environment, readout from the groups. Have those answered in the room.

Learning Outcome

Attendees will gain a new viewpoint on how to approach lean startups by using tools from Agile practices.

Target Audience

Software development professionals in all roles involved in lean startups or looking to implement a lean startup mindset in their established organizations.

Prerequisites for Attendees

Familiarity with Agile practices and the Lean Startup approach

schedule Submitted 2 years ago

  • 60 Mins

    Leading effective Retrospectives is one of the most critical skills an Agile Facilitator can have. However, repeating the same Retrospective format every time can lead to stale ideas, unengaged participants, and bored facilitators. Changing up the Retro format can help keep your facilitation skills sharp and your team members interested and engaged. This discussion will allow attendees to learn about and experiment with new and exciting formats that will help revitalize your Retros.