Agile Product Development : Entrepreneurial Way

Entrepreneurship in product development is all about raising agile concepts to entrepreneurial level in a way that would clinch success by innovation, autonomy, proactiveness, risk-taking and other characteristics associated with entrepreneurship. 

The present paper describes briefly how to make a Agile product development approach as entrepreneurial. An entrepreneur has high level of personal ownership and this is due to the fact that an entrepreneur understands that failure is not an option, so this approach of personal ownership sets performance standard high. Similarly entrepreneurial project manager understand that if the project fails then the organization fails. This paper also talks about three main aspects of entrepreneurial project management which are entrepreneurial orientation, entrepreneurial management and entrepreneurship strategy.

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

Who is an Entrepreneur?

Concept of Entrepreneurial Project Management

Balance Scorecard in Action

Value Stream mapping and continuous Improvement

Conclusion

Learning Outcome

Everyone who can face up to the decision making can learn to be an entrepreneur and behave entrepreneurially.  Entrepreneurship, then is behavior rather than personality traits. And its foundation lies concept and theory rather than intuition. Agile tools, techniques and process can successfully be applied to entrepreneurship. By applying project management knowledge, an entrepreneur moves to knowledge based innovation, goal orientation, process improvement, amplified level of delegation, It certainly gives an entrepreneur an edge over competitor.

Target Audience

Scrum masters, Team Lead, project managers

schedule Submitted 2 years ago

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  • Girdharee Saran
    By Girdharee Saran  ~  2 years ago
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    It should cover intrapreneurs as well, (People who are independently working on a project within an organization)

    • Harpreet Singh
      By Harpreet Singh  ~  2 years ago
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      Thanks for the good suggestion,  Now a day organizations are expecting intrapreneurship as desireable trait in their senior resources to promote innovativeness and proactiveness.

  • Shyam Kishore
    By Shyam Kishore  ~  2 years ago
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    Nice article...


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