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Lean Startup

The Lean startup movement is underway in many of the world's best organizations. The basics are simple and focus on the following six principles:

1  ENTREPRENEURS ARE EVERYWHERE
You don't have to work in a garage to be in a startup.

2  ENTREPRENEURSHIP IS MANAGEMENT
A startup is an institution, not just a product, so it requires management, a new kind of management specifically geared to its context.

3  VALIDATED LEARNING
Startups exist not to make stuff, make money, or serve customers. They exist to learn how to build a sustainable business. This learning can be validated scientifically, by running experiments that allow us to test each element of our vision.

4  INNOVATION ACCOUNTING
To improve entrepreneurial outcomes, and to hold entrepreneurs accountable, we need to focus on the boring stuff: how to measure progress, how to setup milestones, how to prioritize work. This requires a new kind of accounting, specific to startups.

5  BUILD.  MEASURE.  LEARN.
The fundamental activity of a startup is to turn ideas into products, measure how customers respond, and then learn whether to pivot or persevere. All successful startup processes should be geared to accelerate that feedback loop.

These principles are directly from Eric Ries's book The Lean Startup.  You can learn more about these principals here.  AgileCraft was built around the principles of Lean startup, Lean enterprise and Lean portfolio to enable rapid ideation and innovation with continuous short feedback loops. The following books are a great start for folks in interested in driving a Lean enterprise:


Books we recomend: Lean startup, the startup way, lean enterprise, lean ux, the agie of agile











How AgileCraft Supports Lean Thinking
Value Engineering

Place better bets by measuring the real-time cost versus value across work, programs and products.

Visioning

Define the core direction and vision of your product or organization in a simple, graphical format.

Business Canvas

Lay out the key elements of your business strategy and define what will make your product successful.

Kanban

Visualize the work flowing through the system while limiting work in progress so the system matches its capacity.

Performance Management

Build and monitor team performance in the Team Room, as well as with team awards, Kanban boards, and drillable sprint metrics.

Success Criteria

Enforce quality standards with clearly defined success criteria for epics, features, and stories across teams, programs, and portfolios.

Value Streams

Visualize the work flowing through the system by value stream to identify and remove bottlenecks for maximum throughput.

Retrospectives

Create a survey to gather sprint feedback and generate a retrospective report that can be shared with the team.

Lean Backlogs

Employ the Product Room to work in the backlog, then prioritize and assign stories across teams, sprints, and planning cycles. Visualize burndown and story allocation reports to track progress.

Lean UX / UI

Create Lean use cases and assemble them into experience maps to facilitate the design process and capture innovation into the backlog.

One Source of Truth

The ability to parse data in a single rolled-up view of everything in a release, including milestones, goals, risks, impediments, dependencies, epics, features, themes, programs, and charters.




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Portfolio Management
Portfolio Management
Communicate the value of funding strategic initiatives to investors, analysts, and employees.
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Product Management
Product Management
Manage idea intake, prioritize your feature backlog, and track progress with live roadmaps.
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Program Management
Program Management
Track and resolve program risks, impediments, and dependencies while keeping everyone informed.
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Release Train Engineers
Release Train Engineers
Ensure programs run smoothly and resources are perfectly allocated to nail on-time delivery.
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Executives
Executives
Drive enterprise value of your high-level mission and vision while connecting strategy to execution.
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Finance
Finance
Ensure Initiatives maximize value, right-size scope and stay within budget from end to end.
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Transformation Teams
Transformation Teams
Drive digital transformation with a framework customized to scale agile in your enterprise.
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Delivery Teams
Delivery Teams
Execute against sprint work that tracks back to your organization's high-level strategy.
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Value Engineering

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Disciplined Agile

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Scrum@Scale

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Custom / Hybrid
Custom / Hybrid
Check out how we help you blend, mix and match what you need to match your custom process.
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IBM RTC

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VersionOne Collabnet

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Excel / Google

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AgileCraft

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Other

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Energy
Energy
On the cusp of big change as digital technologies are poised to revolutionize the sector.
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Entertainment
The significance of the disruptive changes at the core of digital entertainment continues to disrupt.
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Financial Services
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Government must meet the increasing expectations of more experienced digital users.
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Transforming quickly from mass production to digitally driven customized production.
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Retail & eCommerce
Retail & eCommerce
Digital transformation and focus on creating better customer experiences is a must.
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Technology / Telecom
Technology / Telecom
On the cusp of big change as technology is poised to spawn the 4th industrial revolution.
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