Posts Tagged "Eric Ries"

And One Ring to Rule them All

Keith Swenson embarked on a somewhat Sisyphean task in attempting to get the BPM community at large to agree on a common definition of BPM.  As a practitioner and entrepreneur, I’m less concerned about the specific definition in use.  If

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Talking Lean Startup with Eric Ries, and relating it to BPM

Well it was quite an honor to be invited to ask Eric Ries a few questions about Lean Startup on behalf of IBM’s Entrepreneur Week (starting February 3rd, 2014!) One of the things I love about Lean Startup is that

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Lean Startup Meets Harvard Business Review

I’d have been more surprised if this happened a few years ago, but Lean Startup thinking has become so prevalent that even the conservative Harvard Business Review had to notice and address the topic eventually. Even better, they reached out

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#SXSW Day 2: Reconnecting with Inspiration

There are so many people who are jaded about the SXSW experience.  I can understand that. It is overwhelming in its size and scope as it spreads out in Austin’s Downtown area. And some people don’t like to be mixed

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SXSW: Startup Village + Lean Startup SXSW = Value

The highlight (for me) of last year’s SXSW-interactive conference was the Lean Startup SXSW – a whole day of planned content, mainly in one room (in the AT&T executive center) focused on the idea of “the lean startup”.  Eric Ries

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Fred Wilson on Immigration Reform

Fred Wilson (and others) have been advocating for immigration reform – and in particular for doing a better job of hanging onto talented people who want to start companies in the US (thus, the startup visa movement). Vivek Wadwha, Eric

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What BPM Can Learn from the Lean Startup

Since the beginning of the SXSW-interactive conference, I’ve posted a few times about the Lean Startup sessions and hinted that they might apply to BPM. Heading into the IBM Impact conference, this feels like the right time to talk about

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Lean Startup SXSW: Introduction

I need to write a post explaining why the Lean Startup has relevance to BPM, in a logical, specific way.  But before I do that, I want to get the raw impressions and data I’ve collected from watching sessions at

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SXSW 2011 day 2. The Lean Startup Phenomenon

The Lean Startup is a phenomenon.  Day 2 proved it.  Day 2 was not a typical SXSW experience. Instead of scrambling all over downtown Austin to get to sessions, I stayed in one place all day at the lovely AT&T

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Startup Lessons Learned Conference

Every so often, a conversation builds to critical mass and demands an in-person meet-up.  Eric Ries pulled this show together, and I have to say there is some great video, and there were some great presentations to browse to get

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A Process for Teaching Entrepreneurship?

Steve Blank’s blog has a series of posts regarding the entrepreneurship courses he and his colleagues are teaching at Stanford and Berkeley.  The thing that jumped out at me is that it sure reads like there is a process for

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Why Doesn't "Continuous Improvement" Philosophy Apply to #BPM Vendors?

I’m tired of waiting. I think I’ve been spoiled by the pace of Web 2.0 and I’m no longer patient for each major release of enterprise software. In a world where we can receive application updates to SaaS applications daily,

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Three Processes for "Product" Development

Eric Ries’ presentation on “The Lean Startup: a Disciplined Approach to Imagining, Designing, and Building New Products” has three processes depicted for “product” development.  I put product in quotes because I think you can accurately substitute “service” or “process” and

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to Launch or not to Launch

There’s a really thought-provoking blog on startups, Lessons Learned by Eric Ries, and in a recent post he details his thoughts about “the Launch”.  His advice in a nutshell:  Don’t Launch. It sounds so counter-intuitive when so much of the

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