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Applying Lean Startup Principles to Agile Projects – Webinar

In Eric Ries’ book The Lean Startup, he poses the question “What if we found ourselves building something that nobody wanted? In that case what did it matter if we did it on time and on budget?” In Scrum, often times we acquiesce our responsibility to build the right product through ultra-reliance on the product backlog. We just assume the Product Owner is talented enough to define the right product and prioritize it accordingly within the product backlog.

LeanStartupTDBWarning – you can still build the wrong product using Agile! Yes, you will have higher software quality, improved team member satisfaction, and deliver faster than traditional projects. But in the end, who cares?

This presentation covers the main Lean Startup principles and how they can be applied on an Agile project in order to insure that the product we are building is righteous. Learn new Agile concepts such as hypothesis-driven project vision, knowledge broker personas, learning maps, minimum learning product (MLP), experiment backlogs, experiment test iterations, validated learning, pivot/persevere decisions, and innovation accounting.

Examples from Lean Startup case studies and the presenter’s first-hand product experience are used to emphasize the learning points. New and mature agilistas alike will leave the session armed with LeanStartup Agile techniques that can be applied immediately to stimulate their projects into maximum overdrive.

Michael HallPresenter: Michael Hall, CEO and Founder of Three Beacons. Michael is a software practitioner and team leader, Certified ScrumMaster, Certified Scrum Product Owner, and an early adopter of Agile methods since 2001. Three Beacons is a leading provider of agile training and consulting services. See www.threebeacons.com for a complete description of Agile training courses available.

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