The Lean Startup: Building Something People Want

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  • Hello!
  • PivotOOPASlot Machine OpportunitiesLOOOOOOOOP!!!!!!
  • Real usersFriendsStrangersOther people that are around
  • Hack, hack, hack!Don’t waste your time writing good code until you know it worksThen, go back and clean it up
  • Ways to learn without softwareThings to change that aren’t software – messaging, pricing, levels, scoring, etc.
  • Start by asking what you want to learn, then write a test to find that out
  • One thing at a timeSwarm storyKISS
  • The Lean Startup: Building Something People Want

    1. 1. The Lean Startup:Building Something People Want Scott Porad CTO, Cheezburger cheezburger.com scottporad.com
    2. 2. What does Lean Startup mean to you?
    3. 3. Lean Startup: What’s it mean?• Lean = no waste, no fat-all meat, efficient• Startup = searching for a successful business Lean + Startup = efficiently searching for a successful business
    4. 4. By LEARNING what works• Agile is about building functioning software• Starting up Lean is about learning if users like your software
    5. 5. 10 Ways to “How”1. Build-Measure-Learn-Loop2. “Get out of the building”3. #FAIL Fast4. Five Why’s5. “Simplest thing that could possibly work”6. It’s not always software7. Backwards: Learn-Measure-Build-Loop8. Minimize WIP9. Project Summaries10. Have Fun
    6. 6. Build-Measure-Learn-Loop
    7. 7. “Get out of the building”
    8. 8. #FAIL Fast• It’s not about succeeding or failing: it’s about learning.• This isn’t school—it isn’t about “passing” or “failing”.• Failing is learning too. In fact, that’s how humans learn—trial and error.• Failure teaches you the boundaries
    9. 9. Ask “Why?” five times:Why? Why? Why? Why? Why?
    10. 10. “Simplest thing that could possibly work”
    11. 11. It’s not alwayssoftware
    12. 12. Backwards: Learn-Measure-Build-Loop
    13. 13. Minimize WIP“Multitasking is just screwing many things up simultaneously.”
    14. 14. Project Summary• Problem• Hypothesis• Proposed Solution• Definition of Done• Measure of Success• Test Format• Dependencies
    15. 15. @scottporad: "Lean Startup in atweet: make a change to product or message, measure impact, build on the result, or iterate."
    16. 16. Have Fun!
    17. 17. KTHXBAI!Scott PoradCheezburgercheezburger.comscottporad.com

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