Scott Porad - Lean Startup Meetup March 2012

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  • Hello!
  • At first, I thought it meant rapid deploymentwe did the thing that engineers doMade it easy to ship fastImplemented lots of test automationWe made our software development practices awesomeAnd the result was we could do things fast.
  • Then we thought it was about faster feedback loopsSo we pushed ahead on continuous deploymentAnd we tried to push down the scope of our features and the scope of our changes. All we were doing was this really incremental little stuff.
  • Hello!My name is Scott Porad and I am the CTO at Pet Holdings, Inc. Before PHI, drugstore.comBefore that, ESPN.com at StarwaveAnd before that I lived in NYC where I worked for Seth Godin’sYoyodyne Entertainment and a little company called Small World Software
  • Scott Porad - Lean Startup Meetup March 2012

    1. 1. WINs and FAILs fromLean Startup Practices at Cheezburger Scott Porad CTO, Cheezburger scott@cheezburger.com http://scottporad.com
    2. 2. What does Lean Startup mean to you?
    3. 3. OMG! We are running around likechickens with our heads chopped off!
    4. 4. Pyramid of Overwhelming Stuff to Do
    5. 5. Pyramid of Overwhelming Stuff to Do
    6. 6. Pyramid of Overwhelming Stuff to Do
    7. 7. Pyramid of Overwhelming Stuff to Do
    8. 8. @scottporad: "Lean Startup in a tweet: make a change to product or message, measure impact onrevenue, build on the result, or iterate."
    9. 9. WINs
    10. 10. Clear Objectives“Objectives are different than goals”
    11. 11. Surface the Assumptions “All suffering is a result of differences in expectations.”
    12. 12. Cheezburger Project Summary• Problem• Hypothesis• Proposed Solution• Definition of Done• Requires Split Test• Measure of Success• Requires External Support• Dependencies
    13. 13. Simplify, Simplify, Simplify “The simplest thing that could possibly work.”
    14. 14. Avoid Design in Isolation“Two heads are better than one.”
    15. 15. Minimize WIP“Multitasking is just screwing many things up simultaneously.”
    16. 16. Book Club“Learning organizations learn together.”
    17. 17. KTHXBAI!Scott PoradCTO, Cheezburgerscott@cheezburger.comhttp://scottporad.com

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