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The Lean Startup methodology is based on 5 key activities:
1. Minimum viable product
2. Continuous deployment
3. Split testing
4. Actionable metrics
- The Lean Startup official website
- Startup Lessons Learned, Eric Ries’ blog
- Lean Startup Machine, the workshop program
- William Mougayar on Don’t Let Lean Become A Crutch.
- Tomasz thinks that Product Market Engagement is The Missing Step in Lean Startup Methodology, between Customer Validation and Creation.
- Francis Pedraza wrote a long missive Lean Startups fail for these 3 reasons, they didn’t tell you in the book (or at some conference). And Dan Norris of Informly wrote, Is startup validation bullshit? Both make the point that you can still fail, even with a Lean approach. True, but one would argue that you can hardly succeed without it either.
(Courtesy of Tom Eisenmann)
- David Aycan of IDEO on the value of prototyping multiple MVPs in parallel.
- Vin Vacanti on excuses that kept Yipit from launching early.
- Entrepreneur Graeham Douglas on lean techniques for rapid prototyping of physical products.
- Emre Sokullu of GROU.PS on software that is well suited for building MVPs.
- Ben Yoskovitz of GoInstant on the value of focusing on “one metric that matters.”
- Ash Maurya published his book, Running Lean; he describes the Lean Stack — tools for managing hypothesis testing — in a two-part post.
- Joel Spolsky on the costs of different types of software inventory.
- Glenn Kelman of Redfin on how running lean without deep product conviction can lead entrepreneurs to pivot too quickly and build mediocre products.
- Dan Milstein of Wingu in a video from the 2012 Lean Startup Conference on conducting a “5 Whys” session.
- Trevor Owens of Lean Startup Machine on different approaches for validating assumptions.
- A video from the Lean Startup Conference of Lean Startup Machine SF 2012 winner, Chef’s Table, discussing their pivots and hypothesis tests.
- Other videos from Eric Ries’s Lean Startup Conference.