Month: October 2016

Leadership

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agile

Too much management in corporations, we crave true leadership. Identify great leaders Build and grow trust Embrace failure Create an environment Focus on what matters Atomise and keep things small Empower your teams Grow a strong culture Build it with your end users   What would you add? Thanks to Bertrand Dour (presentation at Agile Tour Brussels 2016)

Evolution of the Agile Manifesto

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agile / manifesto

Team vision and discipline over individuals and interactions (or processes and tools) Validated learning over working software (or comprehensive documentation) Customer discovery over customer collaboration (or contract negotiation) Initiating change over responding to change (or following a plan)   Source: http://www.startuplessonslearned.com/2010/05/thank-you.html

No Business Plan Survives First Contact With A Customer – The 5.2 billion dollar mistake.

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lean startup

Incredible story before the 2000 “dot.com” boom illustrating the lack of customer development. Lesson learnt (by Steve Blank) – Business plans are the leading cause of startup death – No Business Plan survives first contact with a customer – Rapidly changing markets require continuous business model iteration/customer development – Your ability to raise money has no correlation with customer adoption Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/no-business-plan-survives-first-contact-with-a-customer–the-52-billion-dollar-mistake-2011-1

The BOOTSTART Manifesto

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manifesto

The BOOTSTART Manifesto (by Ash Maurya) describes some principles and attentions points for startups and products, based upon lean startup, customer development, running lean. There’s never been a better time to act on your “big idea”. Source: https://cdn-images-1.medium.com/max/800/1*oCONCff8QNhO9dQkYhs0Pw.jpeg