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How Experienced Developers Can Handicap a Lean Startup

Start-up success depends on rapidly figuring out what customers will actually buy, a process that often requires quickly hacking solutions and other bad software practices for the enterprise. Unfortunately most of us get our tech skills from the enterprise – an environment where cutting corners usually causes more long-term problems than benefits. As a profession we need better practices for lean startups

ManyWheels: A Lean Startup Case Study on Vetting Opportunities

Vetting the opportunity – not just the market need – is critical for the lean startup. In ManyWheels we successfully used lean approaches to identify a market need and a solution that solved it. In retrospect we could have saved ourselves months of work by asking our customers for early sales commitments. The sale didn’t matter as much as the customer learning from trying to sell