Agile for Startups

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This is the guest lecture I gave for MIT's Hacking IAP course for startups (modified to add some bullets with talking points).

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Agile for Startups

  1. Agile for Startups MIT Entrepreneurship Center15.S51 IAP Special Seminar in Management: Hacking IAP Abby Fichtner Developer Evangelist for Startups, Microsoft @HackerChick http://HackerChick.com
  2. MIT Hacking IAP - @HackerChick
  3. Lean Principles Eliminate WasteDeliver Fast Optimize the WholeCreate Knowledge Defer CommitmentRespect People Build Quality In MIT Hacking IAP - @HackerChick
  4. Create ValueDon’t be Wasteful MIT Hacking IAP - @HackerChick
  5. ScrumMIT Hacking IAP - @HackerChick
  6. Scrum Helps Us Be Agile & Lean by Helping Us To:• Ensure we’re moving forward quickly• Continuously turn out value to customer• Stay on track – Checkpoints & feedback loops – Make course corrections along the way based on what we’ve learned MIT Hacking IAP - @HackerChick
  7. OH at Lean Startup Circle Meetup MIT Hacking IAP - @HackerChick
  8. To Do In Progress Done MIT Hacking IAP - @HackerChick
  9. To Do In Progress Done 3 1 Kanban MIT Hacking IAP - @HackerChick
  10. Kanban Provides Scheduling Alternative• Not constrained by fixed length sprints• Can deliver next MVP as soon as it is ready• Still limits Work In Progress to ensure focus• Can also limit backlog so not weighed down by 100s of To Do/Wish list features MIT Hacking IAP - @HackerChick
  11. To Do In Progress Done 3 1 Kanban MIT Hacking IAP - @HackerChick
  12. To Do In Progress Done 3 1 Kanban MIT Hacking IAP - @HackerChick
  13. To Do In Progress Done 3 1 Kanban MIT Hacking IAP - @HackerChick
  14. Kanban Lets Team Analyze Flow• As team grows, can specify different workload capacities for different capabilities• Kanban board provides visual, real-time status of team’s workflow• Can continuously optimize process• As bottlenecks occur, resources are gradually moved to bottleneck until it opens MIT Hacking IAP - @HackerChick
  15. To Do Dev Test Release Done 5 3 2 3 F D FLOW Kanban MIT Hacking IAP - @HackerChick
  16. To Do Dev Test Release Done 5 3 2 3 F D FLOW Kanban MIT Hacking IAP - @HackerChick
  17. To Do Dev Test Release Done 5 3 2 3 F D FLOW Kanban MIT Hacking IAP - @HackerChick
  18. To Do Dev Test Release Done 5 3 2 3 F D FLOW Kanban MIT Hacking IAP - @HackerChick
  19. DevTo Do Test Release Done 5 3 2 3 F D FLOW Kanban MIT Hacking IAP - @HackerChick
  20. Dev TestTo Do Release Done 5 3 2 3 F D FLOW Kanban MIT Hacking IAP - @HackerChick
  21. Dev TestTo Do Release Done 5 3 2 3 F D FLOW Kanban MIT Hacking IAP - @HackerChick
  22. Dev TestTo Do Release Done 5 3 2 3 F D FLOW Kanban MIT Hacking IAP - @HackerChick
  23. Dev TestTo Do Release Done 5 3 2 3 F D FLOW Kanban MIT Hacking IAP - @HackerChick
  24. Dev TestTo Do Release Done 5 3 2 3 F D FLOW Kanban MIT Hacking IAP - @HackerChick
  25. To Do Dev Test Release Done 5 3 2 3 F D FLOW Kanban MIT Hacking IAP - @HackerChick
  26. To Do Dev Test Release Done 5 3 2 3 F D FLOW Kanban MIT Hacking IAP - @HackerChick
  27. To Do Dev Test Release Done 5 3 2 3 F D FLOW Kanban MIT Hacking IAP - @HackerChick
  28. To Do Dev Test Release Done 5 3 2 3 F D FLOW Kanban MIT Hacking IAP - @HackerChick
  29. Or for Early-Stage Startups, Kanban…• Let’s team focus on just the next Minimum Viable Product MIT Hacking IAP - @HackerChick
  30. To Do In Progress Done 3 1 D Kanban MIT Hacking IAP - @HackerChick
  31. Solution: Unknown MIT Hacking IAP - @HackerChick
  32. Problem: Unknown Solution: Unknown MIT Hacking IAP - @HackerChick
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  38. To Do In Progress Done 3 1 D MIT Hacking IAP - @HackerChick
  39. To Do In Progress Validated Learning Done 3 1 1 D MIT Hacking IAP - @HackerChick
  40. If were building something that nobody wants, why arewe so proud of being on time & on budget? @EricRies MIT Hacking IAP - @HackerChick
  41. Learn More• http://HackerChick.com – Agile vs. Lean: Yeah Yeah, What’s the Difference? – Kanban is the New Scrum• Scrum: http://MountainGoatSoftware.com (and/or any of Mike Cohn’s books)• Lean: – Lean Software: any books by the Poppendiecks – Lean Manufacturing: The Toyota Way (book) – http://NetObjectives.com (kanban resources too) MIT Hacking IAP - @HackerChick

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