Lean Startup (LS) method for product management

Startups should not implement the practices common in existing companies because they are not not smaller version of large companies. The LS movement is aimed to establish appropriate practices for startups which are different from what MBA graduates learn in business schools. Thanks to Steve Blank who has articulated the philosophies and principles in his web, videos, books and others. Continue reading

Characteristic 1: Built-in instability

In this post and the following ones I will reflect on the Harvard Business Review paper titled “The New New Product Development Game” published in 1986 here. This paper was the origin of Scrum and Agile movement. Leading companies who produce innovative products assume six characteristics. This post discusses the first characteristic, which this paper suggested that top management creates built-in instability by: Continue reading