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

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.

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