The Lean Startup: Building Something People WantPresentation Transcript
The Lean Startup:Building Something People Want Scott Porad CTO, Cheezburger cheezburger.com scottporad.com
What does Lean Startup mean to you?
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
By LEARNING what works• Agile is about building functioning software• Starting up Lean is about learning if users like your software
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
“Get out of the building”
#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
Ask “Why?” five times:Why? Why? Why? Why? Why?
“Simplest thing that could possibly work”
It’s not alwayssoftware
Minimize WIP“Multitasking is just screwing many things up simultaneously.”
Project Summary• Problem• Hypothesis• Proposed Solution• Definition of Done• Measure of Success• Test Format• Dependencies
@scottporad: "Lean Startup in atweet: make a change to product or message, measure impact, build on the result, or iterate."