10 Lean Startup Machine Tips and Tricks

Grasshopper Herder

I was at Lean Startup Machine in New York last weekend and I was so impressed by a post by Cindy Alvarez that Trevor distributed, 10 Things I’ve Learned, that I decided to blatantly copy her and create my own top ten list. Lean Startups and Customer Development

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12 Random Customer Development Tips

Grasshopper Herder

Customer Development Lean StartupsCustomer development is hard. It takes work to get it right and you'll always be improving your technique. Here are a few tips I like to keep in my head while I'm getting out of the building.

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What is User Experience?

Grasshopper Herder

User Experience lean user experience leanux user experience uxYour job is to make the user happy. The user doesn't care about your features or how you make their problems disappear, they care about being happy.

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Integrating UX into the Product Backlog

Boxes and Arrows

Deliverables & Documentation - Process & Methods - Special topic: Agile/Lean UXTeams moving to agile often struggle to integrate agile with best practices in user-centered design (UCD) and user experience (UX) in general. Fortunately, using a UX Integration Matrix helps integrate UX and agile by including UX information and requirements right in the product backlog.

Build Measure Learn vs. Learn Measure Build

Grasshopper Herder

Lean Startups and Customer Development build measure learn Minimum Viable Product startupThe Build Measure Learn loops is backwards. There is a presumption that if you build something and slap some analytics on it then you will inevitably learn.

Problems Don’t Exist

Grasshopper Herder

Lean Startups and Customer Development early adopters problemsEntrepreneurs should stop talking about abstract solutions and frame their pitches in terms of solving real problems, but I was wrong. Problems don't exist.

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The Risk of Building the Wrong Stuff

Grasshopper Herder

Lean Startups build measure learnAs business people, we need to manage our risks. We sound very intelligent when we do this, but it occasionally leads to incredibly stupid behavior.

Jump Grasshopper, Jump!

Grasshopper Herder

Business Model agile UX business model canvas for user experience Lean Startups lean user experiencehaven't been updating my blog recently. Big news, I joined LUXr and I'm on tour in Europe!

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Business Model Canvas, Iteration, and Marshmallows

Grasshopper Herder

Steve Blank uses it brilliantly in his Lean Launchpad class, I've had less success. I have a love hate relationship with the Business Model Canvas. Business Model business model business model canvas business plans

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Communicating User Experience

Grasshopper Herder

Lean Startups and Customer Development User Experience drawing how to draw lean user experience user experienceWe endlessly debate, only to be frustrated by a 10 px difference in alignment that could be easily understood if we were in the same room and could point to it.

Innovations to be thankful for… & the importance of the NPD process

Robert Brands

This week, let’s reflect on some of 2012’s best new ideations. Read on for a list of five amazing innovations that have been granted the prestigious Edison Award in 2012 ( [link] ). . Remember to think in terms of strategic criteria, vs. focusing on the financial payoff and make your system lean, adaptive, and scalable. After sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner last week, it is hard not to think of all that we have to be thankful for.

Our Real Work Begins

CorporateIntel

Unfortunately our human leanings get in the way of that, and rather than carefully analyzing the particulars of a candidate’s expressed ideas, we get drawn into the contest. It has been over a week now since our Presidential Election, a good time to reflect. A broad consensus would seem to exist that it is good the election is over — on this we can all agree, and hey, that’s a start.

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“Lean Startup, or Business Model Design, or Design Thinking?” is the Wrong Question

Leanstack

A brief history of the Continuous Innovation Framework The early scaffolding for the Continuous Innovation Framework was described in my first book: Running Lean. March 9, 2012 - Running Lean Meta-Process - Lean Canvas Continuous Innovation Framework 2.0?—?June June 14, 2016 - GOLEAN Meta-process - Customer Factory Blueprint - Traction Roadmap - LEAN Sprints Continuous Innovation Framework 3.0?—?June innovation entrepreneurship lean-startup

Innovation MoshPit

Gregg Fraley

There is no reason why a MoshPit session can’t be done within any other innovation method, be it Design Thinking, Lean, or whatever your organization uses. What’s Really Needed is an Innovation MoshPit. Reinventing Combinations, Concept Blends, and Mash-Ups. I’ve been touting concept blends in innovation for some time. My reason is simple, it’s a fast path to new and different ideas.

“Lean Startup, or Business Model Design, or Design Thinking?” is the Wrong Question

Leanstack

A brief history of the Continuous Innovation Framework The early scaffolding for the Continuous Innovation Framework was described in my first book: Running Lean. March 9, 2012 - Running Lean Meta-Process - Lean Canvas Continuous Innovation Framework 2.0?—?June June 14, 2016 - GOLEAN Meta-process - Customer Factory Blueprint - Traction Roadmap - LEAN Sprints Continuous Innovation Framework 3.0?—?June

Start With Mindset

Leanstack

We’re already at the 10 year anniversary of the Lean Startup. ideas that went on to spark the global Lean Startup movement. I’m always happy, for instance, to see Lean Canvas posters in conference rooms. Using a Lean Canvas does not a Lean Startup make. Feel free to replace Lean Canvas with your favorite tool or tactic?—?mvp, I launched the first bootcamp in September 2012 with just a napkin sketch of a curriculum. Time flies.

Nomination Wanted: 2015 Thinkers50

Matthew May

My three areas of focus — strategy, innovation, and lean — are all founded on the ground-level, everyday application of Roger Martin’s Play-to-Win framework (strategy), IDEO/Stanford d school-originated design thinking (innovation), and Toyota-born systems thinking (lean). Author, THE LAWS OF SUBTRACTION: 6 Simple Rules for Winning in the Age of Excess (McGraw, 2012).

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71 Innovation Methodologies

Open Innovation EU

The Lean Startup (Ries). The Lean Enterprise. Focus stage: Seed Published: 2012 more…. Focus stage: Early-stage Published: 2012 more…. Focus stage: Maturity Published: 2012 more…. Focus stage: Maturity Published: 2012 more…. Focus stage: Seed Published: 2012 more…. Focus stage: Growth Published: 2012 more…. Focus stage: Growth Published: 2012 more….

Start With Mindset

Leanstack

We’re already at the 10 year anniversary of the Lean Startup. ideas that went on to spark the global Lean Startup movement. I’m always happy, for instance, to see Lean Canvas posters in conference rooms. Using a Lean Canvas does not a Lean Startup make. Feel free to replace Lean Canvas with your favorite tool or tactic?—?mvp, I launched the first bootcamp in September 2012 with just a napkin sketch of a curriculum. Time flies.

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Finally – An Idea Platform That Isn’t Terrible

Your Ideas are Terrible

Back in 2012, we noticed a lot of corporations were deploying idea platforms. Using Ideator, teams work collaboratively and alongside our lean startup coaches as they validate and refine concepts. Curious about their effectiveness, we studied dozens of attempts to launch idea crowdsourcing platforms and uncovered many reasons why a majority of idea platforms fail to produce expected results.

Customer Co-Creation: A Deeper Path to Empathic Understanding

Legacy Innovation Group

A classic example of the workshop approach was Heineken's 2012 Heineken Open Design Exploration Edition 1: The Club, which engaged designers from all over the world with a panel of 100 veteran clubbers to conceive a progressive pop-up club in Milan intended to be representative of the next generation of clubs. Customer co-creation is a powerful emerging method for lean and frugal innovation. Customer Co-Creation: A Deeper Path to Empathic Understanding. Oct 03, 2016 | Anthony Mills.

11 Paradoxes of Entrepreneurial Thinking: why entrepreneurship can hardly be taught

Open Innovation EU

And for that reason it has become an integral criteria in many prescriptive regulations for (higher) education and in increasing numbers also explicitly and implicitly part of curricula (Saavedra & Opfer, 2012). From a more psychological perspective, the same difference is described as a growth mindset (effectuation) versus a fixed mindset (causation) (Dweck, 2012). 2012). 2012). 2012). Introduction.

Innovation System Thinking on a Sunday! What, no roast or glass of wine? Later.

Paul Hobcraft

The practice of lean thinking, design thinking, visual thinking have increasingly started to dominate our “innovation thinking.” Complex adaptive systems are yet another story as I attempted some time back, actually in 2012 and it still sits here in my pile of things to connect up. We all spend our Sundays in different ways. Some spend it recovering from the Saturday night, other spend large chunks of the day traveling to meet up with friends or family.

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Innovation the Hybrid Way

The Future Shapers

Blue Ocean Strategy, Lean Startup, Jobs-to-be-done Theory, Design Thinking, and Agile have become increasingly popular. IBM and SAP bet on Design Thinking, for example, while GE adopted Lean Startup. In 2012, the company aimed in six years to boost its revenues from €2.4 Lean Startup and Agile recommend rapid prototyping, with minimum viable products released to a limited number of customers.

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Innovation is a Company Wide Responsibility

ImagineNation

Her other books include the Shingo Research Award-winning book The Mastery of Innovation: A Field Guide to Lean Product Development (2012) and The Shortest Distance Between You and Your New Product: How Innovators Use Rapid Learning Cycles to Get Their Best Ideas to Market Faster (2017).

Why Corporations Need “Coopetition” with Startups

KindlingApp

Startup swami Eric Ries’ essential book The Lean Startup defines a startup as “a human institution designed to deliver a new product or service under conditions of extreme uncertainty”, which implies an essential element of innovation. We all remember that line from The Godfather: “Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.” Now the business world has a handy word for this concept: coopetition, or, the act of cooperating with your competitor.

Commander in Chief of Innovation

KindlingApp

Established in 2012, this program pairs innovators from the private sector with leaders in the federal government, towards the goal of innovating for specific government agencies and initiatives. Experimentation opens the door to new ideas and technologies, and, when approached with a lean startup mentality, mitigates risk by lessening the impact of failed attempts at change. Perhaps no one is more committed to American innovation than the US government is right now.

From product to business model innovation: TICK, the laundry on demand service from Migros.

The BMI Lab Blog

Mibelle Group is the result of a merger between Mifa AG and Mibelle AG and the integration of several companies in UK and France in 2012: Mifa AG began in the 1930s by offering washing powders and detergents as well as margarine, fats, and oils Mibelle AG, founded in the 1960s, specialized in the manufacturing of personal care and active ingredients for cosmetics The company is familiar with product innovation, launching threenew products literally every single day.

Pivotal Innovation Management: The Past, Present, and Future of 180° Business Changes

Qmarkets

Rising competition from Apple and Google caught Nokia out of position and led to near-bankruptcy in 2012. He began by working in Lean Manufacturing/JIT( Just in time) Kaizen group within the Boeing Company. With so much disruptive innovation happening so fast, it has become less and less rare for companies to be formed around a service or product that defines them for their lifetime.

Guest Blog – Innovation is a Company Wide Responsibility

ImagineNation

Her other books include the Shingo Research Award-winning book The Mastery of Innovation: A Field Guide to Lean Product Development (2012) and The Shortest Distance Between You and Your New Product: How Innovators Use Rapid Learning Cycles to Get Their Best Ideas to Market Faster (2017).

When innovation led to a reversal of fortunes

hackerearth

Lego has managed to wring sustainability by adopting the Lean startup approach. Nintendo released Wii U in 2012. 1 PwC Advisory Oracle practice 2012. The term innovation has been much bandied about this decade. Although a hackneyed word especially in the world of education and business, “innovation” has much in its favor. It is not just meaningless verbiage like some of us believe it to be. Read WSJ ’s “Is a Peanut-Butter Pop-Tart an Innovation?”

Top 10 must-read books on Innovation

hackerearth

Running Lean: Iterate from Plan A to a Plan That Works by Ash Maurya LeanStack Founder and creator of the Lean Canvas, Ash Maurya, tells you how startups can find the product/market fit by following a systematic process based on innovative approaches based on innovative approaches such as Lean Startup and Bootstrapping. Running Lean is undoubtedly an inspiring book for anyone looking to start a business project or company.

We Don’t Research. We Build.

Boxes and Arrows

Then I started talking about getting what they had in front of users, testing the hypotheses of the product, iterating the design based on this: all basic UX and Lean (and Lean UX!) million in seed funding in early 2012.). Also, in the past, user research has indeed been long and expensive and resulted in huge documents of requirements and so on, which the Lean UX movement is reacting to.

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