Saturday 16th November, 2013
10:15am to 11:00am
In this presentation, we will demystify the basics of the Lean Startup method.
In particular we will see:
- Lean startup: What it really is. What are its origins and purpose?
- How does it relate to Agile?
- Why customer understanding becomes the primary measure of progress.
- How can you build software to learn about what the customer really wants while still delivering what you think he wants?
- Different cases of application
- Some practical ways to identify and manage customer assumptions
Through explanations, games and small case studies, attendees will understand the basics of Lean Startup and how it will change the world of startups.
Julien is the Consulting Director of OutSofting, and an active Agile Consultant. His specialties are the business and management aspects of Agile development, with a current focus on Scrum, Lean software development and Lean Startup.
Julien is particularly interested in the management aspects of an Agile transformation, on “building the right product” and on developing some thinking tools to help others do it. For instance, he is currently co-developing a new framework on how to effectively deliver on high uncertainty projects by using Scrum and Opportunity Engineering which helps Lean startup confirm their business models once in the ``customer validation`` stage.
Julien is a Software Engineer with more than 12 years of experience in the software industry as a developer, manager and consultant in Canada and China. Acknowledging the importance of management and “building the right product” in Software development, Julien obtained his MBA in 2006 and started as a management consultant for different companies. He continued the practice of Agile project management and Scrum during his engagements and helped different teams and organizations to be Agile. Since he co-founded OutSofting in late 2008, Julien is coaching many individuals, teams and organizations (from startups to Fortune 500 multinationals) to become Agile in China.
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