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Agile & Lean Startup Training
Whether you’re already leveraging Agile/Lean Startup techniques in your business, or are just looking to get started, investing in training can help transform your company culture to enable new channels of innovation. This training will enable you to build the right features faster.
Having built products from the founding stages through acquisition and integrating into an enterprise company, I’ve learned the best practices for teams as well as how larger corporations can implement them. This training is designed so that you can walk away with a clear understanding of the principles, and start changing how your team works today.
We will focus on each area of the product development cycle to ensure you are optimizing your process from end-to-end. This workship includes training on the following:
- Conducting surveys and interviews with users to gather feedback around the true demand and desired feature-set for your product.
- Building questionnaires without any product bias to ensure you get the most accurate information as early as possible.
- Setting up simple marketing landing pages to test ideas and get answers in weeks, not months.
- Identifying the minimum viable implementation of your idea, optimizing for the product areas and features that matter.
- Implementing the right metrics and measurement tools into your product to be able to quickly determine usage, user flows, and performance.
- Understanding how to interpret the data, when you have statistical significance, and how to make product decisions based on data.
- Building a team culture of continuous experimentation to maximize how many tests you are doing at any given time, drastically improving your speed to addressing market needs.
- Developing the right cadence of weekly/bi-weekly sprints for your team to pland and structure work around.
- Scheduling sprint planning and retrospectives intelligently and empowering the right team leaders to coordinate them.
- Learning how to write truly excellent user stories, to prevent wasted cycles on miscommunicated ideas and enable simpler verification and testing processes.
Quality as a Process
- Take a proactive rather than reactive approach to technical debt by allocating bandwidth for code refactors and testing as part of the process, rather than an afterthought.
- Build a cohesive strategy around automated testing, enabling existing QA teams to focus on the highest leverage work rather than repetitive tasks.
- Plan for the long term more effectively with strategic roadmap estimation exercises, leaving far less room for overcommitments and inevitable delays.
- Learn to balance long-term goals while faciliating short-term innovation opportunities, empowering your team to take more initiative to solve customer issues pro-actively.
This is a half-day workshop with limited availability. Along with the training session, you will also receive a PDF with actionable guidelines around the topics covered. If you’re interested in this training, please get in touch below: