Lean methodology sfd szeged 2011
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Lean startups and/or successful open source projects
applying the agile methodology to building kick-ass products
SFD Szeged 2011
What to expect
1 statement & 2 uncomfortable questions
Basic tools of a lean startup
The Startup Genome Project
A failsafe recipe for being epic
a starting point to lean startup methodologies
Explain their value with paleo-ecology
Attending applying the agile methodology to building kick-ass products by @kvantomme #custdev #szszk2011
Kristof Van Tomme
PM of the Drupal Association
Husband and Father
PM Drupal Association
1 statement, 2 uncomfortable questions
The people that build Free Software are developers
As an Open Source developer you are riding a Tsunami, decoupling value from development
Why are we doing this?
How are we going to keep doing this?
What will you do when hourly rates go down to commodity levels with no license fees to compensate?
Don't just burn the value! Figure out how to monetize and make your contribution sustainable
Run your project as a business
What are your assumptions about your future business? Find out with the Business Model Canvas http://bit.ly/kOSjXL
Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers http://amzn.to/iATiKq
Even if you don't want to build a business...
Agile/Lean=Shorter feedback loops=>
Customer development = Get out of the building!
The Entrepreneur's Guide to Customer Development: A cheat sheet to The Four Steps to the Epiphany http://amzn.to/kmZs4P
Got a product idea? How many minimum viable products (MVP) can you build TODAY?
Drupal is great at MVP's
Ultrafast prototype (Views+CCK)
Service links (for virality)
There's a module for that
Drupal Gardens is the ultimate Minimum Viable Product factory www.drupalgardens.com
Pivots allow a startup to move into a more interesting market while staying grounded in previous experience
The startup Genome project assesses startups by measuring the thresholds and milestones that Internet startups move through
What type of startup team are you? Technical Business - mixed?
What type of startup are you?
What is your goal? Get rich; build an awesome product OR change the world?
What about the recipe for being epic?
Value is a lot like energy, interesting stuff happens when you can build a potential and manage a controlled release
Open source Software like Mitochondria decouples value deployment from value generation.
The most epic projects are sustainable projects
The Cambrian explosion, resulted in a large range of body plans and life strategies in a short geological time
Open Source+Cloud computing+Mobile=Big value explosion
4 must-do's after this presentation
Fill out a business model canvas
Read the Startup Genome Project report
Figure out what kind of project/company you are/want to be
Start building Minimal Viable Products ... NOW!
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