Can Lean Startup Advocates and Grizzled Veterans Work Together? by Nicole Bryan and Neelan Choksi

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Can Lean Startup Advocates and Grizzled Veterans Work Together? by Nicole Bryan and Neelan Choksi

Nicole Bryan @nicolebryan Tasktop Technologies
Neelan Choksi @neelan Tasktop Technologies

The Lean Startup Conference 2013
http://leanstartup.co/

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Can Lean Startup Advocates and Grizzled Veterans Work Together? by Nicole Bryan and Neelan Choksi

  1. 1. Neelan Choksi (@neelan) Nicole Bryan (@nicolebryan)
  2. 2. (Subtext) Or will the perceived cultural differences prevent you from seeing the real problems that you need to solve?
  3. 3. Our Business is Integrations
  4. 4. Successful Open Source $200 Developers, Dev Managers Wants latest and greatest Enterprise Software $120,000 VP of Apps, PMO, VP of QA, EA Expect quality and stability
  5. 5. Grizzled Veterans
  6. 6. http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5060/5476830329_2045a879c9_b.jpg
  7. 7. Cultural Differences didn’t match symptoms
  8. 8. Pace of experimentation ground to a halt Lot more work keeping customers happy Support costs are increasing Feels like we are drowning in technical debt
  9. 9. Before After Defects Defects User Stories User Stories Technical Debt
  10. 10. Crippling (Technical) Debt: the bane of experimentation http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5056/5543615466_62cca1c391_b.jpg
  11. 11. Pace Thoroughness Quality
  12. 12. Pace Thoroughness Quality
  13. 13. Pace Thoroughness Quality
  14. 14. (And don’t forget this is also to satisfy your current and future customer base)
  15. 15. Pace Thoroughness Quality
  16. 16. So ... Can lean startup advocates and grizzled veterans work together? Yes ... If .... http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5060/5476830329_2045a879c9_b.jpg
  17. 17. http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5060/5476830329_2045a879c9_b.jpg
  18. 18. Put Foundation in Place
  19. 19. Pace Thoroughness Quality
  20. 20. neelan.choksi@tasktop.com nicole.bryan@tasktop.com tasktop.com

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