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Presentation for Agile Australia Conference 2013. Introducing Lean Startup concepts in a way accessible to people used to usual project management methods. With lean startup you don't assume you know ...

Presentation for Agile Australia Conference 2013. Introducing Lean Startup concepts in a way accessible to people used to usual project management methods. With lean startup you don't assume you know the end state required, (as you do with a project), you assume you need to focus on learning to discover the end state to solve the problem you area you looking at.

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  • The Lean Startup(for project managers)
  • @micdijkstra@carolineggordon
  • Entrepreneur
  • #productmanager
  • #leanproductmanager
  • UX TechBusiness
  • Users ProductBusiness
  • CustomersDesigners&DevelopersStakeholders
  • #leanstartupadvocate
  • Unlock a new way of thinking.
  • #knowyourcustomer
  • “a set of processes used by entrepreneursto develop products and markets,combining Agile Software Development,Customer Development and existingsoftware platforms.”The Lean Startup
  • It’s about being less wasteful.
  • “a human institution designed to deliver anew product or service under conditionsof extreme uncertainty. ”What is a startup?
  • 9/10startups fail
  • #startupsarehard
  • “We cant predictthe future”“We dont really knowwhat customers want”“Advancing theplan is progress”
  • Sound familiar?
  • “Startups dont have much time or budgetso they need to be resourceful.”The Problem
  • It’s about being less wasteful.
  • Catalyst Recruiting
  • #fail
  • Didnt understand the wants oftheir target customers.
  • Three Inc.
  • #fail
  • Product did not representconsumer demand.
  • #customersfirst
  • Figure out how to meet whatthe customer demands.
  • #win
  • Everything is an assumptionthat needs to be tested.
  • Identify and test your riskiestassumptions first.
  • There are no factsinside your building,so get outside.
  • #safetofail
  • #failearly
  • Optimise for learning.
  • Monitor speed of learning.
  • Validate yourriskiest assumptions,as quickly as possible.
  • #startuptools
  • The Lean Canvas
  • Who has this problem? - who are your target customers?What problem are you trying to solve? - is it really a problem?Why should they care? - do you provide enough value?Validate your assumptions
  • The Lean Canvas
  • #buildit
  • Optimise for learning.
  • Source: http://minimumviablepants.tumblr.com/image/10561315925The MVP
  • Minimum amount of featuresrequired to learn.
  • It’s about being less wasteful.
  • #measureit
  • We believe our talk will educate project managers on theLean Startup.This will be validated when 7 out of 10 projectmanagers in the audience confirm they know how to useLean Startup in their work.Validate your hypotheses with qualitative data
  • We believe project managers want to know how theLean Startup relates to them.This will be validated when 500 project managersdownload the presentation of our video.Validate your hypotheses with quantitative data
  • #testit
  • “If we have data, let’s look at data.If all we have are opinions,let’s go with mine.”Jim Barksdale, former CEO of Netscape
  • Use your data.
  • #pivotor#persevere
  • Life’s too short to buildsomething nobody wants.
  • #customersfirst
  • WHAT DOES ITMEAN TO ME?
  • RiskManagementProjects LeanStartup
  • @carolineggordon
  • ControlPruneOptimisebuildOptimisebusiness
  • 1. Lean startup is risk management2. Waste before project starts3. Cultural changeHypotheses
  • #leanstartupis#riskmanagement
  • RiskManagementProjects LeanStartup
  • The risk is that bad thingswill happen.Project Risk
  • Such a low chance that weassume it won’t.Project Assumption
  • Drive down risk- mitigations- fallbacks- contingenciesProject managers
  • No risks,just assumptions.
  • No mitigations,just experiments.
  • Project managers actively drive risk down.AgileAssumptions are validated with real experiments.Lean Startup
  • Solution handed to team by Product Owner as aproduct backlog.AgileThe solution emerges as assumptions arevalidated.Lean Startup
  • Iterates the process of building the product.AgileIterates the process of solving the problem.Lean Startup
  • What are the risks of building this product?AgileWhat is the risk that this is a problem?Lean Startup
  • Business model assumed.AgileBusiness model validated.Lean Startup
  • Experiments
  • #wastebeforeprojectstart
  • Do customers have the problem?If there was a solution, would they buy it?Would they buy it from us?Can we build a solution for the problem?Lean Startup Product Development
  • Do users have the problem?If there was a solution, would they use it?Would they fund a project for this?Can we build a solution?Lean Startup Internal Customers
  • Do customers have the problem?If there was a solution, would they buy it?Would they buy it from us?Can we build the solution?Agile Product Development
  • Project X
  • Projectsthough theapprovalfunnelIdeasthrough thevalidationfunnelProjects LeanStartupOneexpensiveexperiment= theprojectMany cheapexperiments
  • Idea ScreenBusiness CaseGo to DevelopmentIterateDeliver MVP
  • #culturalchange
  • Turn the entire decision makingprocess of the organisationupside down.
  • The start of a cultural change.
  • #itsokaytofail
  • #seekoutvalidation
  • Create an organisation ofintrapreneurs.
  • #learning
  • Now I have a hammer,all I see are nails.
  • Determine the contextIs there a reasonable risk that this won’t solve theproblem?Is the situation so complex it’s hard to know what effectthis change will really have?Is there a proven business model / known efficiencies forthis product?Is this a variation on what we have done many timesbefore?
  • 1. Are your assumptions valid?2. How can you validate them?3. Create a Lean Canvas to use along with your riskregister.Use it for conversations with stakeholders and the team.What a project manager can do
  • Be a change agent.
  • Fin.
  • @micdijkstra@carolineggordon