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Even Gartner shows it: lean startup can be combined with agile and even design thinking. If Gartner says this, it must have some merit...
Agile tells a team that they’d better work in iterations. It tells them that the product backlog is the input for each iteration. But it doesn’t tell them where the backlog items come from. That’s the role of the product owner. The PO talks to stakeholders, users and is responsible for product success. The team assumes ‘what’ needs to be built is not theirs to influence; they influence ‘how’ they build it. But that’s the catch: this distances the development team from ‘reality’.
In the lean startup, the whole (startup) team gathers around ‘validated learning’. Their goal with each release is to learn as much as possible from users. Towards that end, they create MVP’s: an early version of a new product that allows a team to collect the maximum amount of validated learning (learning based on real data gathering rather than guesses about the future) about customers. They decide what their assumptions are about the users and their product; they define hypotheses to ‘test’ these assumptions; they decide as a team what MVP can provide data to learn whether their assumptions are right.
In this meetup we will have a speaker who shares his insights and experiences combining lean startup with agile. We will also do an open space discussion after the talk.
Chief Operating Officer
MEKAR - PT. Sampoerna Wirausaha
Ariobimo Sentral, South Jakarta, RT.9/RW.4, East Kuningan, Jakarta, 12950
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