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SlideShare's Lean Startup Journey: Lessons Learnt


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Talk given at Agile India Conference 2012

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SlideShare's Lean Startup Journey: Lessons Learnt

  1. 1. SlideShares Lean Startup Journey lessons learnt Agile India Conference 2012, Bangalore #agileindia2012
  2. 2. HelloKapil MohanTechnical Architect, SlideShare Inc.Founding employee. Hacker.New Delhi based.wuff wuff@kapilmohanBeer, anyone?
  3. 3. Nov 2011
  4. 4. SlideShare is...Youtube of Powerpoint 2006Social media platform 2010Content social network 2012 "Flickr started as a multi-player online game"
  5. 5. Youll be extinct if you cant adapt to changes fast
  6. 6. THE BIG BANG
  7. 7. is going to KILL you
  8. 8. THE BIG BANGis going to KILL you
  9. 9. Continuous delivery Think tiny. Fail fast.
  10. 10. Minimum Viable Product style developement Does not mean deploy broken features
  11. 11. Expect Technical Debt. Sometimes, time to market is more important than code. Fail fast.
  12. 12. Invest heavily in tools which provide clear visbility into the system
  13. 13. Automate everything.
  14. 14. Lean DNA#gofigure
  15. 15. Five whysDistributed Agile Teams
  16. 16. Lean is a paradigm shift.Agile is not the only way.
  17. 17. ● Design to adapt fast.● Big Bang changes dont work. Pivot.● Do MVP● Monitor ruthlessly. Swear by Metrics.● Automate everything.● Lean is a DNA thing.● Five whys did not work.● Transformation to Lean is hard.
  18. 18. Thank You. Questions? @kapilmohan