LEAN TEAM MANAGEMENT    building a startup team that rocks             #leanteam
ABOUT• Ben   Sufiani • Air   Force • Psychology • Campus    for Company • 6fold • Lean    Camp • Startup Weekend • NEXT    ...
GOALS FOR TODAY•Share   an idea•Raise   awareness•Give    overview•Get   feedback•Start   to build a resource             ...
FOR WHO IS THIS?•Startup Teams•Expanding   Solopreneurs•People   who really care for their team•Not   for big company HR d...
STARTUP ?!           Steve Blank                                     Eric RiesA startup is an organization formed to      ...
LEAN WHAT ?•Eliminate   wasteful practices•Increase   value providing practices•Validated   learning•Short   cycles times ...
STARTUP FRAMEWORKS• Lean   Startup Method• Costumer    Development• Business   Model Canvas                            7
LEAN STARTUP METHOD         8
CUSTOMER DEVELOPMENT         9
BUSINESS MODEL CANVAS          10
LEAN TEAM MANAGEMENT ?• Startup Teams   ≠ Big Business Teams • Conditions   of extreme uncertainty • Minimal   resources •...
LEAN TEAM CANVAS  Lean Team Canvas is adapted from The Business Model Canvas (BusinessModelGeneration.com)    and is licen...
LEAN TEAM CANVAS  Lean Team Canvas is adapted from The Business Model Canvas (BusinessModelGeneration.com)    and is licen...
LEAN TEAM CANVAS                                                                                                 Visuals b...
LEAN TEAM CANVAS  Lean Team Canvas is adapted from The Business Model Canvas (BusinessModelGeneration.com)    and is licen...
VALUE PROPOSITION        16
VALUE PROPOSITION•What     kind of startup do you want to be?•Lifestyle   or Small Business Startup•Scalable    Startup•Bu...
VALUE PROPOSITION•Whats     is the vision and mission of the team?•Whats    the VISION for your startup? •The   idealistic...
VALUE PROPOSITION•What    are the pains and gains of your team? •Nothing   is more addictive than satisfied needs •Find   o...
VALUE PROPOSITION  •What         are the most relevant factors?http://www.facilitif.eu/user_files/file/herzburg_article.pdf ...
LEAN TEAM CANVAS  Lean Team Canvas is adapted from The Business Model Canvas (BusinessModelGeneration.com)    and is licen...
TEAM MEMBERS     22
TEAM MEMBERS•Which      jobs do we have to get done?•Creating    a product or a service•Making    it drop dead gorgeous•Te...
TEAM MEMBERS•Who   do we need for which job?•Developer•Designer•Business   Guy•...                                   24
LEAN TEAM CANVAS  Lean Team Canvas is adapted from The Business Model Canvas (BusinessModelGeneration.com)    and is licen...
TEAM CYCLE1. Hire2. Keep3. Grow4. Fire              26
TEAM CYCLE    27
TEAM CYCLE1. Hire•Considers all options before hiring •Co-Funder, Employee, Freelancer, Intern, VA ?•Premature scaling is ...
TEAM CYCLE2. Keep•Keeping talented people is harder than you think•Make feedback talks a regular part, else its awkward•Be...
TEAM CYCLE3. Grow•The teams abilities are going to reach limits•Develop talents, don‘t try to overcome weaknesses•Grow as ...
TEAM CYCLE4. Fire •Letting some people go is necessary to protect  you idea and the other team members •Be direct and fast...
LEAN TEAM CANVAS  Lean Team Canvas is adapted from The Business Model Canvas (BusinessModelGeneration.com)    and is licen...
WORK - SPACE & WAYS         33
WORK - SPACE & WAYS•Workspace•Let     the team be creative•Ask      what would be awesome•Turn      the workspace into an ...
WORK - SPACE & WAYS•Workways•How   are we going to manage projects?•Which   principles do we want to follow?•Do   we work ...
LEAN TEAM CANVAS  Lean Team Canvas is adapted from The Business Model Canvas (BusinessModelGeneration.com)    and is licen...
TEAM ACTIVITIES       37
TEAM ACTIVITIES•Which   activities do we do as a team?•There is a point between doing to much and little together•Consciou...
LEAN TEAM CANVAS  Lean Team Canvas is adapted from The Business Model Canvas (BusinessModelGeneration.com)    and is licen...
TEAM CULTURE     40
TEAM CULTURE•What   is culture in a startup?•Culture   is the way things get done around here•We   have culture whether we...
TEAM CULTURE•How    do we want to play as a team?•Decision   making     •Values•Communication         •Alignment•Transpare...
LEAN TEAM CANVAS  Lean Team Canvas is adapted from The Business Model Canvas (BusinessModelGeneration.com)    and is licen...
LEADERSHIP    44
LEADERSHIP•How     do I lead the team?•It   takes more then being an awesome technician•Be    a visionary + manager + tech...
LEADERSHIP•How   is the team organized to perform?•Assign    roles and responsibilities according to skill•Clearly   define...
LEAN TEAM CANVAS  Lean Team Canvas is adapted from The Business Model Canvas (BusinessModelGeneration.com)    and is licen...
GOALS  48
GOALS•What     are your strategic and operative goals?•Strategic   goals are closer to your vision•Operative    goals are ...
GOALS•How    do we measure and get stuff done?•This   is defined as done, when ... xyz•Brake   down big goals .. e.g. into ...
LEAN TEAM CANVAS  Lean Team Canvas is adapted from The Business Model Canvas (BusinessModelGeneration.com)    and is licen...
PERSONNEL COSTS       52
PERSONNEL COSTS•How    much does the team cost?•Equity   for co-founder and key member•Fees   for contract work•Wages    f...
PERSONNEL COSTS•Which    extra costs come along with a team?•Cost   for hiring (and firing)•Office   space + equipment•Expen...
LEAN TEAM CANVAS  Lean Team Canvas is adapted from The Business Model Canvas (BusinessModelGeneration.com)    and is licen...
WHATS YOUR MAJOR PAIN POINT?             56
WORKSHOPS & TALKS•Workshop   I22.04.201317-21 o‘clock         •TalkII•Workshop                       around 06.2013       ...
QUESTIONS & FEEDBACK                                   •Please                                         use the•Pleaseask a...
RESOURCES                                                 • Motivators    and Hygiene Factors• Lean TeamMangement         ...
LEANTEAM.ORG•Central   hub for this series •Presentations •Workshop     material •Templates •Resources •News              ...
CONTACT• Ben   Sufiani •   https://www.facebook.com/ben.sufiani •   https://twitter.com/bensufiani •   http://bensufiani.de • ...
CREATIVE COMMONS        Lean Team Canvas is adapted from The Business Model Canvas(BusinessModelGeneration.com) and is lic...
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Lean Team Management Introduction

  1. 1. LEAN TEAM MANAGEMENT building a startup team that rocks #leanteam
  2. 2. ABOUT• Ben Sufiani • Air Force • Psychology • Campus for Company • 6fold • Lean Camp • Startup Weekend • NEXT 2
  3. 3. GOALS FOR TODAY•Share an idea•Raise awareness•Give overview•Get feedback•Start to build a resource 3
  4. 4. FOR WHO IS THIS?•Startup Teams•Expanding Solopreneurs•People who really care for their team•Not for big company HR departments•Not for Single Freelancer 4
  5. 5. STARTUP ?! Steve Blank Eric RiesA startup is an organization formed to A startup is a human institution designed search for a repeatable and scalable to deliver a new product or service business model. under conditions of extreme uncertainty. 5
  6. 6. LEAN WHAT ?•Eliminate wasteful practices•Increase value providing practices•Validated learning•Short cycles times 6
  7. 7. STARTUP FRAMEWORKS• Lean Startup Method• Costumer Development• Business Model Canvas 7
  8. 8. LEAN STARTUP METHOD 8
  9. 9. CUSTOMER DEVELOPMENT 9
  10. 10. BUSINESS MODEL CANVAS 10
  11. 11. LEAN TEAM MANAGEMENT ?• Startup Teams ≠ Big Business Teams • Conditions of extreme uncertainty • Minimal resources • Lack of experience• Startups need a special team management methodology 11
  12. 12. LEAN TEAM CANVAS Lean Team Canvas is adapted from The Business Model Canvas (BusinessModelGeneration.com) and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Un-ported License. 12
  13. 13. LEAN TEAM CANVAS Lean Team Canvas is adapted from The Business Model Canvas (BusinessModelGeneration.com) and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Un-ported License. 13
  14. 14. LEAN TEAM CANVAS Visuals by Johanna Lean Team Canvas is adapted from The Business Model Canvas (BusinessModelGeneration.com) Rosenbusch and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Un-ported License. 14
  15. 15. LEAN TEAM CANVAS Lean Team Canvas is adapted from The Business Model Canvas (BusinessModelGeneration.com) and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Un-ported License. 15
  16. 16. VALUE PROPOSITION 16
  17. 17. VALUE PROPOSITION•What kind of startup do you want to be?•Lifestyle or Small Business Startup•Scalable Startup•Buyable Startup•Intrapreneural Startup•Social Startup 17
  18. 18. VALUE PROPOSITION•Whats is the vision and mission of the team?•Whats the VISION for your startup? •The idealistic 5 year in the future situation•Whats the MISSION for your startup? •We do ... for .. in order to ... 18
  19. 19. VALUE PROPOSITION•What are the pains and gains of your team? •Nothing is more addictive than satisfied needs •Find out what drives each team member •Figureout a how to meet that need on a daily basis 19
  20. 20. VALUE PROPOSITION •What are the most relevant factors?http://www.facilitif.eu/user_files/file/herzburg_article.pdf 20
  21. 21. LEAN TEAM CANVAS Lean Team Canvas is adapted from The Business Model Canvas (BusinessModelGeneration.com) and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Un-ported License. 21
  22. 22. TEAM MEMBERS 22
  23. 23. TEAM MEMBERS•Which jobs do we have to get done?•Creating a product or a service•Making it drop dead gorgeous•Telling the world about it•Taking care of biz admin stuff•Selling the product or service 23
  24. 24. TEAM MEMBERS•Who do we need for which job?•Developer•Designer•Business Guy•... 24
  25. 25. LEAN TEAM CANVAS Lean Team Canvas is adapted from The Business Model Canvas (BusinessModelGeneration.com) and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Un-ported License. 25
  26. 26. TEAM CYCLE1. Hire2. Keep3. Grow4. Fire 26
  27. 27. TEAM CYCLE 27
  28. 28. TEAM CYCLE1. Hire•Considers all options before hiring •Co-Funder, Employee, Freelancer, Intern, VA ?•Premature scaling is a major startup mistake•Develop a clear introduction process 28
  29. 29. TEAM CYCLE2. Keep•Keeping talented people is harder than you think•Make feedback talks a regular part, else its awkward•Be transparent about plans for the future•Offer support, mentorship, leadership positions 29
  30. 30. TEAM CYCLE3. Grow•The teams abilities are going to reach limits•Develop talents, don‘t try to overcome weaknesses•Grow as organically as possible•Improve on Hiring and Keeping processes 30
  31. 31. TEAM CYCLE4. Fire •Letting some people go is necessary to protect you idea and the other team members •Be direct and fast with your decision and communication •Consider the aftermath 31
  32. 32. LEAN TEAM CANVAS Lean Team Canvas is adapted from The Business Model Canvas (BusinessModelGeneration.com) and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Un-ported License. 32
  33. 33. WORK - SPACE & WAYS 33
  34. 34. WORK - SPACE & WAYS•Workspace•Let the team be creative•Ask what would be awesome•Turn the workspace into an expression•Steal inspiration http://www.businessinsider.com/the-15-coolest-startup-offices-weve-ever-seen-2013-1 34
  35. 35. WORK - SPACE & WAYS•Workways•How are we going to manage projects?•Which principles do we want to follow?•Do we work together or apart?•Full-time or Part-time? 35
  36. 36. LEAN TEAM CANVAS Lean Team Canvas is adapted from The Business Model Canvas (BusinessModelGeneration.com) and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Un-ported License. 36
  37. 37. TEAM ACTIVITIES 37
  38. 38. TEAM ACTIVITIES•Which activities do we do as a team?•There is a point between doing to much and little together•Consciously design the most common moments the team gets together •Meetings, Calls, Get-together •After-Work activities, gaming, Kölsch 38
  39. 39. LEAN TEAM CANVAS Lean Team Canvas is adapted from The Business Model Canvas (BusinessModelGeneration.com) and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Un-ported License. 39
  40. 40. TEAM CULTURE 40
  41. 41. TEAM CULTURE•What is culture in a startup?•Culture is the way things get done around here•We have culture whether we like or not•We can guide it, but not define it up-front•Startups have a clean to start from - use this! 41
  42. 42. TEAM CULTURE•How do we want to play as a team?•Decision making •Values•Communication •Alignment•Transparency •Heroes•Responsibility •Habits•Work ethics •Unspoken rules•Feedback •Power structures 42
  43. 43. LEAN TEAM CANVAS Lean Team Canvas is adapted from The Business Model Canvas (BusinessModelGeneration.com) and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Un-ported License. 43
  44. 44. LEADERSHIP 44
  45. 45. LEADERSHIP•How do I lead the team?•It takes more then being an awesome technician•Be a visionary + manager + technician is key•Communicate the vision and the way (pivot anyone?)•What are all the mistakes your old boss made ?•What is your unique, authentic leadership style? 45
  46. 46. LEADERSHIP•How is the team organized to perform?•Assign roles and responsibilities according to skill•Clearly define the key workflows•Establish actionable performance metrics•Show the direction, but let the team improve the process 46
  47. 47. LEAN TEAM CANVAS Lean Team Canvas is adapted from The Business Model Canvas (BusinessModelGeneration.com) and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Un-ported License. 47
  48. 48. GOALS 48
  49. 49. GOALS•What are your strategic and operative goals?•Strategic goals are closer to your vision•Operative goals are a concrete breakdown•Is the team aligned to goals we have?•Are the roles congruent to the operative goals? 49
  50. 50. GOALS•How do we measure and get stuff done?•This is defined as done, when ... xyz•Brake down big goals .. e.g. into weekly milestones•Do not plan to far ahead .. build .. measure .. learn•Clearlyassign responsibilities to a single team member and decide on a feedback cycle 50
  51. 51. LEAN TEAM CANVAS Lean Team Canvas is adapted from The Business Model Canvas (BusinessModelGeneration.com) and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Un-ported License. 51
  52. 52. PERSONNEL COSTS 52
  53. 53. PERSONNEL COSTS•How much does the team cost?•Equity for co-founder and key member•Fees for contract work•Wages for employees + non-wage labor costs 53
  54. 54. PERSONNEL COSTS•Which extra costs come along with a team?•Cost for hiring (and firing)•Office space + equipment•Expenses for travel, events, software, ... 54
  55. 55. LEAN TEAM CANVAS Lean Team Canvas is adapted from The Business Model Canvas (BusinessModelGeneration.com) and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Un-ported License. 55
  56. 56. WHATS YOUR MAJOR PAIN POINT? 56
  57. 57. WORKSHOPS & TALKS•Workshop I22.04.201317-21 o‘clock •TalkII•Workshop around 06.2013 II13.05.201317-21 o‘clock 57
  58. 58. QUESTIONS & FEEDBACK •Please use the•Pleaseask anything .. feedback formdon‘t hold back! under your seat. 58
  59. 59. RESOURCES • Motivators and Hygiene Factors• Lean TeamMangement http://www.facilitif.eu/user_files/file/ leanteam.org herzburg_article.pdf• StartupRessource • Equity and vesting steveblank.com http://venturehacks.com• EricRies • Rob Fitz (Lean Camp) Resource startuplessonslearned.com http://thestartuptoolkit.com• GuyKawasaki on Vision and Mantra • Business Model Canvas ecorner.stanford.edu/authorMaterialInfo.html? http://www.businessmodelgeneration.com/ mid=1172 downloads/business_model_canvas_poster.pdf 59
  60. 60. LEANTEAM.ORG•Central hub for this series •Presentations •Workshop material •Templates •Resources •News 60
  61. 61. CONTACT• Ben Sufiani • https://www.facebook.com/ben.sufiani • https://twitter.com/bensufiani • http://bensufiani.de • +49-176-30543705 • ben@sufiani.de 61
  62. 62. CREATIVE COMMONS Lean Team Canvas is adapted from The Business Model Canvas(BusinessModelGeneration.com) and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Un-ported License. 62
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