Lean Startup and Tech

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A basic primer on bringing Lean Startup techniques to technical teams and organizations. Talk centered on successful integration of engineers into small, cross-functional lean startup teams. Emphasis on addressing the resulting changes in the role of the engineer.

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Lean Startup and Tech

  1. 1. Lean Startup & Tech PRESENTED BY OBIE FERNANDEZ Thursday, October 3, 13
  2. 2. Obie Fernandez 2013 c mon let us build cool stuff! every good engineer, everywhere Thursday, October 3, 13
  3. 3. Obie Fernandez 2013 does this experiment really need development? lean product manager Thursday, October 3, 13
  4. 4. Obie Fernandez 2013 Pro tip: Engineers really hate throwing away their work Thursday, October 3, 13
  5. 5. Obie Fernandez 2013 Recognize that engineers build stuff, but they are also critical for measuring and learning Thursday, October 3, 13
  6. 6. Obie Fernandez 2013 focus on learning and validating, not just purely developing move quickly Thursday, October 3, 13
  7. 7. Obie Fernandez 2013 Thursday, October 3, 13
  8. 8. Obie Fernandez 2013 What about Quality?! Thursday, October 3, 13
  9. 9. Obie Fernandez 2013 Text small team of awesome people is better than an army of regular people Thursday, October 3, 13
  10. 10. Obie Fernandez 2013 Agile Considered compatible with lean startup... • Individuals and interactions over processes and tools • Working software over comprehensive documentation aka “release early and often” • Customer collaboration over contract negotiation • Responding to change over following a plan Thursday, October 3, 13
  11. 11. Obie Fernandez 2013 As a [role] I want [feature] so that [benefit]. The most important part of a user story is not the feature but rather the user role and the benefit he wants to achieve! http://shishkin.org/blog/lean-startup-for-your-agile-toolbox/ Agile: User Stories Thursday, October 3, 13
  12. 12. Obie Fernandez 2013 When defining the acceptance criteria for a user story, think about learning first. What hypothesis are you trying to verify and what is the success criteria for it? Agile: Acceptance Thursday, October 3, 13
  13. 13. Obie Fernandez 2013 Address the fear of change Thursday, October 3, 13
  14. 14. Obie Fernandez 2013 fucking

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