Posts Tagged "Lean Startup"

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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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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Lean Startups and BPM

Just saw this blog post from Clay Richardson of Forrester, titled “Think Like A Lean Startup for BPM Success”: The next day when I reflected on the conversation, I had a moment of satori. I could see that startups share

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Entrepreneurship for the Rest of Us: Mainstream

[Last of the statup-related posts for this week! How about a little “entrepreneurship for the rest of us”?!] Loved reading this guest post from Jerry Engel, on Steve Blank’s blog: While we’re excited by the results, we’ve realized that we’ve

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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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Lean Startup vs. the Great Man

In Brakoniecki’s post on Lean Start-ups and the idea of Entrepreneur, he delves into the apparent conflict between the Taylor “Great Man” theory, and the Lean Startup’s emphasis on leadership, and learning (all while in essence refuting the idea of

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Learning about the Startup Genome Compass

Really interesting progress on the state of the art for startup process.  It recently got some coverage at Austin Startup, with a great infographic included. But it has previously been discussed on Steve Blank’s blog. The Genome Report is 68

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The Long Game

Great read from the founders of Yipit, on the long hard road to become and overnight success: So, it’s now February of 2010, over two and half years since we started, and we have yet another idea: build an aggregator

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Scientific Method and Startups

It is just hard to see how this news, courtesy of Steve Blank, could possibly be bad news: Today, the National Science Foundation (NSF) – the $6.8-billion U.S. government agency that supports research in all the non-medical fields of science

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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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Steve Blank SXSWi: New Rules for the New Bubble

Steve Blank was the star speaker among an incredibly strong cast of speakers at the Lean Startup sessions at SXSW-interactive.  The room was packed, and SXSW volunteers were keeping more people out in the halls to obey fire codes.  There

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Steve Blank: Entrepreneurship is an Art not a Job

I just read one of Steve Blank’s posts and I just wanted to share my impressions here. Because the internal debate Steve seems to be sharing with us on his blog is not unlike the debate that goes on in

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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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