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Why Should You Take Our Agile Release Planning Workshop?
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We just prepared a video to explain our Agile Release Planning Workshop. The attendees of our workshop often say it is “essential” and is highly recommended to others looking to learn more about Agile Release Planning. Here’s a 5-minute video that explains the workshop a bit more. We hope to see you in the workshop — […]

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Our Scaling Workshop – What and Why?
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Here is a 5-minute video on our Scaling Workshop. We think this 1-day workshop is the best way to improve both iteratively and incrementally toward better scaling. What is Scaling anyway? We explain the why, the activities and the results. We hope you find it interesting and want to talk more. Click here to see the current […]

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Renewing your certification / Furthering your education
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First, can knowledge decay?  Yes. Is it possible that you are mis-remembering knowledge, and you think you are doing Scrum right, but in fact you are doing it somewhat incorrectly?  As you know, this is very possible, even likely for various reasons. Is there a magic pill to make sure everyone’s knowledge is perfect and […]

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ScrumMaster: No Power
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One of the key things about the ScrumMaster is that he/she has no power.  No authority. Well, I remember a line from somewhere (which I cannot find now) that “the ScrumMaster has no authority”… and I understood that meant that the ScrumMaster did have the authority to help define what Scrum is supposed to be, […]

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What should I do if I cannot get a real Team?
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Question: What should I do if I cannot get a real Team? Answer: First, let’s assume you are doing something important.  That it is the next most important thing to do at your company (eg, a release).  If so, you would do best to get a real Team.  And Scrum will have a bigger positive […]

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What do I do with a Distributed Team?
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Question: How can I help a distributed Team be more productive? Answer: First, one of the most important things about a small team of knowledge workers is communication. Why is communication so important?   There are many ways to answer this question.  In creating knowledge together, the team is always learning. As they get to know […]

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ScrumMaster vs Agile Coach
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Question Joe: I’ve found that an Agile Coach has been engaged to coach a Scrum Team. What is the difference in roles between an Agile Coach and a Scum Master?  I thought the Scrum Master would be responsible for coaching the team?  Or possibly the Scrum Master is new and/or not as effective as expected? […]

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Lean Startup Conference 2019 — Call for Sponsors
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Partner with The Lean Startup Co. As planning continues for this year’s flagship conference in San Francisco, we’re looking for diverse partners to bring their energy and expertise to the Palace of Fine Arts on… The post Lean Startup Conference 2019 — Call for Sponsors appeared first on Lean Startup Co..

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Bringing Biotech To The Masses
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We recently hosted a webcast conversation between Julie, Justin and Hisham focused on building a product designed to bring biotechnology — an area of science typically only accessible to experts in the field — to… The post Bringing Biotech To The Masses appeared first on Lean Startup Co..

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Pivoting to Put Customers First
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About a year and a half ago, Sahil Lavingia moved from San Francisco to Provo, Utah—which he says is “the most unique thing” about him at the moment. He did so after his company Gumroad… The post Pivoting to Put Customers First appeared first on Lean Startup Co..

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Innovating the Writing Process: How Change Is Coming to the Publishing World
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There are few industries as steeped in traditional, old-school practices as publishing. Many of the major publishing houses have been around for tens (if not hundreds) of years and still haven’t really changed their business… The post Innovating the Writing Process: How Change Is Coming to the Publishing World appeared first on Lean Startup Co..

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Call For Speakers: Submit Your Proposal by Friday, June 21
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At this year’s Lean Startup Conference, we’ll be rolling up our sleeves and getting creative. For three days in October, we’ll be turning the Palace of Fine Arts into our sandbox—teaching and learning together about… The post Call For Speakers: Submit Your Proposal by Friday, June 21 appeared first on Lean Startup Co..

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The Realities Facing Female Founders
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We recently hosted the second episode of a six-part podcast series we’re doing with Silicon Valley Bank. In episode two, Lean Startup Co. Chief of Staff CJ Legare spoke with Claire Lee, Head of Early… The post The Realities Facing Female Founders appeared first on Lean Startup Co..

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Using Lean To Decrease Youth Unemployment In South Africa And Beyond
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South Africa has a big problem on its hands. Even though they make up less than 1% of the world’s population, they have one of the highest youth unemployment rates in the world. It’s a… The post Using Lean To Decrease Youth Unemployment In South Africa And Beyond appeared first on Lean Startup Co..

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How One Guy From a Large Insurance Firm Added Millions to the Bottom Line with Lean Startup
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This is the story of how a man named Luke spent a mere three months, and six percent of his allotted budget, to come up with an evidence-based plan to add millions to his company’s… The post How One Guy From a Large Insurance Firm Added Millions to the Bottom Line with Lean Startup appeared […]

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Conference Speaker Andy Rachleff on his 35 years in Silicon Valley, Wealthfront, and the power of telling stories
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Andy Rachleff co-founded the venture capital firm Benchmark Capital in 1995. In 2005, he retired to focus on giving back, beginning by teaching technology entrepreneurship courses at Stanford, becoming a trustee at the University of… The post Conference Speaker Andy Rachleff on his 35 years in Silicon Valley, Wealthfront, and the power of telling stories […]

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Why Ann Miura-Ko is “the Most Powerful Woman in Startups”
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Ann Miura-Ko is a founding partner at Floodgate, a seed-stage VC firm. She’s also a founding member of All Raise, a non-profit committed to improving diversity in both funders and founders. Among her early investments… The post Why Ann Miura-Ko is “the Most Powerful Woman in Startups” appeared first on Lean Startup Co..

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Fertile ground for lean seeds
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FEATURE – Lean Institute Brasil is running pioneering lean experiments in agriculture. The authors reflect on the challenges of transforming traditional farming culture and the opportunities lean affords. Words: José Roberto Ferro, Ricardo Itikawa and Bruno Battaglia – Lean Institute Brasil. Graphs and illustrations: Nêio Mustafa, Lean Institute Brasil Every day, at sunrise, farm workers all […]

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