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The Lean Startup

By keesvannunen

Introduction

This flow is for everyone who likes to get started with the Lean methodology.

keesvannunen — Startup Addict & Firestarter - Co-Founder @SNTMNT, FelGrijs, ValueFirst & @Evolv_HQ - Lean Evangelist @SBootcamp

1 Minimum Viable Product: a guide

One of the most important lean startup techniques is called the minimum viable product. Its power is matched only by the amount of confusion that it causes, because it's actually quite hard to do. It certainly took me many years to make sense of it. I was delighted to be asked to give a brief talk about the MVP at

2 Should Startups Focus on Profitability or Not?

There are certain topics that even some of the best journalists can't fully grok. One of them is profitability. I find it amusing when a journalist writes an article about a prominent startup (either privately held or preparing for an IPO) and decries that, "They're not even profitable!" I mention journalists here because they perpetuate the myth that focusing on

3 Why Lean Startup sucks for startups.

If you go to Lean Startup events you will find first time founders, consultants, accelerator managers, r&d people, enterprise intrapreneurs, people of the government and a lot of people running meet-ups around the topic of Lean Startup. But you hardly meet people who are doing startups successfully or people who are in their nth startup. Why? Also a lot of

4 How to Avoid a Common Product Mistake Many Teams Make

I've been involved with technology product design in one form or another for nearly 25 years and seen one mistake consistently repeated. The single biggest mistake most product teams make is building technology for what they believe the user would want rather than what the actual end-user needs. From the experience in my earliest days of designing products for Windows

5 Bootstrapping for startups

Five tips for bootstrapping is the fourth post by guest blogger Piotr Bakker, co-founder of Coocoolu in which he shares his experiences as a Dutch entrepreneur running a startup in Silicon Valley. Read Part 1,"How we used a hackathon to make contacts within our target market", Part 2,"Networking in Silicon Valley: Full Contact , Part 3, "Venture Capitalists in Silicon

7 The Truth Curve

I wanted to share one of the slides from my talk at QCon last week. I call it the truth curve. On the X-axis is your product sophistication. On the Y-axis is how much you can believe your learnings versus having to strongly filter your results through your judgement and vision. Different types of experiments have different levels of "believability."

9 The Get-Big-Quick Fallacy

Is it better for a start-up to purse profitability initially, or go for growth? Advocates of that second, get-big-fast approach inevitably point to companies like Tumblr (the company founded by a high school dropout that Yahoo! just acquired for $1.1 billion before it had even $20 million in revenues) or YouTube (which was sold 19 months after its founding to

10 What Does Feature Creep Look Like?

This is simple but powerful way to analyse usage. It quickly shows you the main values of the product. It also highlights any opportunities to hide, or kill features. For example, the twitter list feature could be a candidate for removal here, or at the very least it shouldn't be exposed on primary screens (which it isn't). The strong rate

12 StatusPage.io Blog - 5 Steps to $5,000 in Monthly Recurring Revenue

It's been 6 months since we launched the first version of StatusPage. Looking back on this early phase of our company, we thought it would be helpful to talk about how we got to our first $5,000 in monthly recurring revenue. As we continue to grow and hopefully reach $25,000, $50,000 and $100,000 in monthly recurring revenue, we'll follow up

13 How To Validate Product Ideas Before (And After) Building Them

Idea Stage: Does This Substitute For Anything?Customers should already know they have the problem you think they have, and be attempting to solve it. If they don't know they have the problem, this suggests that you're a) going to have to engage in a very ambitious marketing campaign to suggest to them that a portion of the life they are

14 Getting the V right

The Minimum Viable Product is the rule in the start-up community, and like all rules, it's under attack by that same community. Are you shocked? This is the community that lives to destroy any status quo as soon as it's statused. The "whaddya got" rebels are joined by a media establishment who worship "high production values" and many designers who

15 Taxonomy of the Lean Startup Anti-Pivot

Pivoting has been up and down the Gartner Hype Cycle at least twice now. Sometimes it's an accurate term to describe what entrepreneurs have to do to survive: adapt to customer feedback. However, sometimes it's an annoying buzzword that is poorly understood and grating to the ears. I'm on a constant search for good patterns for entrepreneurs to follow and

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