This week, Meeteor team members Mamie, Dan and Tai participated in the Lean Startup conference along with 2000+ other Lean Startup practitioners in San Francisco, CA. We are excited to share our key takeaways from the conference with you, the Meeteor community.
Lean Startup Method is Not Just for Startups
People often think "Lean Startup" only applies to early stage companies. However, this approach is gaining popularity among larger enterprises like GE, Microsoft, and American Express. At the conference, we even heard how a government agency in the tech sector, 18F, has successfully adopted the Lean Startup method.
Practitioners with diverse backgrounds traveled from all around the world to attend the conference. They ranged from innovation teams within large enterprises, trying to apply lean thinking to create innovative products, to startup founders looking for inspiration and guidance on how to learn faster from their customers.
Some of Our Favorite Learnings -- Thanks, Twitter!Change is inevitable. Helping your organization stay relevant is the key.
Introducing New Ways of Working is a Change Management Process
Success Factor 1: Getting leadership support AND commitment
Success Factor 2: Identifying internal evangelists (change champions)
Success Factor 3: Helping your leaders navigate change with the right mindset and skills
How to Build a Lean Startup Culture
Some Great Reminders
Culture mapping template designed by Alex Osterwalder, founder of Strategyzer.com:
Slides from The Leaders' Guide Workshop facilitated by Janice Fraser, Director of Innovation at Pivotal:
Taking Lean Startup to the Next Step
If Lean Startup is new to you, we recommend you start by exploring the book. If you're already a lean practitioner, check out our previous post in which we shared how smart team communication practices can support the Lean Startup method and instill a Lean "DNA" in your organization’s culture.
Want a more hands-on approach? Consider working with a consulting firm like Moves the Needle that specializes in bringing Lean Startup to enterprises.