Top Articles for Agile and Lean this week

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Week 9/Mar Top 5

  • it’s critical startups stay lean so they can move fast; faster than big companies… solid post by @sgblank, read it here
  • Inspiring video on the next generation approach to business improvement #Strengths Based #Lean #SixSigma, Watch it here
  • DevOps is natural evolution of Agile development , Read it here
  • Ist Gen #Lean focused on the ‘what’ & ‘how’ of business: 2nd Gen Lean focuses on ‘why’, Watch it here
  • AgiloPedia: The Role of the Functional Managers in Agile, Read it here

Week 1/Mar Lean Agile Article/Videos/Podcasts

  • David Pogue: Simplicity sells, watch ted video here
  • How much of the user’s experience have you decided to take responsibility for? read article here
  • Podcast #216 Dan Jones, Lean Outside of Manufacturing, listen here
  • People aren’t resources! If you don’t want us to finish projects, let’s decide which projects not to do. Read it here

Week 22/Feb Lean Articles

  • Empowering self-organising teams with self-selection, read it here
  • Team self-selection kit, get it here
  • Lean Thinking Applied for Organizational Change, A3 Thinking or Popcorn flow, read it here
  • Large Scale Self Organization, read it here
  • How design thinking transformed Airbnb from failing startup to billion-dollar business, read it here

Week 15/Feb Top Agile Lean Articles

Extending value stream mapping through waste definition beyond customer perspective

The primary contribution is that they are extending the definition of waste to fit in the software intensive product development context.

Read your the article here.

Lean Principle 4 – “Defer Commitment”

An article is worth reading if you believe agile software is all about quick turnaround.

Read the full article here.

Stop telling your employee what to do

Stop telling your employee what to do, read the Harvard Business Review article here.

How Tom Chi prototyped Google Glass

Learn how google prototype and build google glasses from this video.


Week 8/Feb Top 5 Agile Lean Articles

Sociology, Not technology

Sociology, Not technology

Sociology, not Technology

The Social Age sees us connecting, sharing, working and leading in online spaces. But it’s a mistake to think that the real change is in the technology. It’s not: it’s about the sociology. When you build distributed agile team, always remember social and collaboration first.

Read the great article from Julian Stodd here;

9 Agile Retrospective Anti-Patterns

Here Luis Goncalves explain several Agile AntiPatterns that many companies face and struggle with. In this specific post Luis Goncalves is tackling Agile Retrospectives AntiPatterns.

Read the article here

Top 3 Learnings about Women in IT

As gender gap in IT industry becomes more known problem, Agile Coaching group in Melbourne get together and talks about the issue. There are many insights that I have gain. The article summarizes three top learnings in the meetup.

Read the article from here

Enabler of Data Agility

How much time does it take between collecting data and taking meaningful action? Is that in 1 min, 10 mins, or 1 hour or 1 month? The article give you some technical insight about how to achieve real time analytics.

Click here to read.

How speed can give you a competitive advantage in analytics

Though the use of big data remains a huge challenge for many businesses, those with more advanced capabilities are beginning to shift the emphasis from volume of data to speed of analytics.

Read the article here

Top Articles for Entrepreneur for this week

Week 5/Jul Top 5

Week 22/Jun Top 5

1. NYTimes Product Discovery Activity Guide

2. 18 Tips on Conducting Killer Customers Interviews

3. Paid Demand Creation – How to Build a Startup

4. The Lean Approach:”Customer Aqcuisition & Archetypes”

5. How to Collect Customer Feedback with Email

Week 1/Jun top 5

Week 18/May Top 5

Week 11/May Top 5

Week 26/April Top 10

Week 19/April Top 5

Week 12/April Top 5

  • What is Customer Development and Why Should Entrepreneurs Practice It? read it here
  • [INTERVIEW] Eric Ries on Building Successful Startups Faster, read it here
  • Engage with actual people and understand what they’re actually trying to achieve., read it here
  • You Don’t Have A Customer If You Don’t Have Non-Customers, read it here
  • What is cutomer value and how do you deliver it? read it here

Week 22/Mar Top 10

  • Get to “Yes” for Corporate #Innovation & Move at #Startup Speed from Steve Blank, read it here
  • It’s About Women Running #Startup’s: #NY vs #SV from Steve Blank, read it here
  • Validation: Be Sure Your Startup Vision Isn’t a Hallucination. 2 Minutes to See Why, read it here
  • Almost every free idea that has ever worked for getting more customers. This 172 page slide deck is loaded with examples of free customer acquisition tactics. From Mattan Griffel, Read it here
  • Many business process improvement & #lean programs fail to engage people because they focus on what & how but not why, Read it here
  • Market Type and Revenue, 2 Minutes to find out. Read it here
  • An MVP is not a Cheaper Product, It’s about Smart Learning; Great read to find what is a MVP. Read it here
  • 7 A/B Testing Ideas to Steal for Your Next E-commerce Conversion Experiment, Read it here
  • Entrepreneurship is a team effort. Watch it here
  • Lean Startup comes home – Toyota, Nice read about how toyota experiment with Lean Startup. Read it here

Week 9/Mar Top 3

Week 1/Mar Top Articles for Entrepreneurs


Week 22/Feb Top Articles for Startup, Lean Startup and Entrepreneurs

  • Y Combinator and 500 Startups, a comparision from founder’s view, read it here
  • 36 things I’ve learned as a founder, read it here
  • 6 Personality Flaws That Could Lead to Entrepreneurial Success, read it here
  • How design thinking transformed Airbnb from failing startup to billion-dollar business, read it here

Week 15/Feb Top 5 Articles for Start ups

35 Growth Hacking Tools for Marketers Who Don’t Code

So here it is: your epic list of tools for marketers with a technical mindset but limited coding chops. Read full detail from here

Where digital technology is moving fast

Where digital technology is moving fast

Where the Digital Economy Is Moving the Fastest

The Harvard Business Review article summarize where digital economy heads today. Where is your country heading? Read the HBR article here.

Crowd funding actually allows us to test our assumptions, ideas, projects and products on the market

Yann Girard have been observing the entire crowdfunding space for a couple of weeks now. There were a couple of very interesting things he found out. Most of these findings made him rethink the entire crowdfunding game and how to best use it. It especially made him wonder about its effectiveness for very early stage projects with limited to no financial resources at all. Read his article here.

Three ways to improve your pitch deck

The articles highlight the difference between a good pitch and an average one can see your startup either getting much-needed venture capital or the cold shoulder from investors. Read the article here.

Will Middle East become next biggest startup ground?

When 33-year old Kuwaiti entrepreneur Abdulaziz Al Loughani first glimpsed an opportunity in local food delivery company Talabat in 2005, nobody believed in him. At the time, only 23% of Kuwait’s population—a mere 600,000 people—were using the internet. The few startups that had launched, including his own, were off to a rocky start. Read full article about what it is like now in Middle east here.

Week 8/Feb Top 5 Articles for Entrepreneur


Don’t let your business end up being a sad statistic. 7 Devastating Startup Mistakes to Avoid

The success rate of a startup is below 5%. Don’t let your business end as just another sad statistic. Avoid these common start up mistakes and join the ranks of winners. Know the 7 devastating startup mistakes before it is too late by clicking here.

Slides: How Startups Are Changing Marketing As We Know It

It is an excellent article from @amritachandra . Lots of my followers have favored and retweeted it. The most engaged startup and entrepreneur tweet for this week. Read it now and see what can work for you. View the slides here.

Mindmap helping starting up

Everyone has great ideas. But it is hard to decide whether we should start a business or whether it is right time for that. The mindmap give you lots of help in that. From that, you will understand what you need may need to become entrepreneur. Check it out now.

Download 100 Days of Growth Hacks

@sujanpatel and @RobWormley have created a great toolbox for growth hacking ideas. Before scaling up, you need to brainstorm what can be done. The book will give your ideas that you may never thought of. I downloaded the trials version, it has been very helpful for first timer as me. Download preview or the book from here.

No PayDay for Entrepreneurs

These days as an entrepreneur there is no such thing as payday. There are no weekends or month-end either. There are just days. There are days when you have lots of money. There are days when you have a little money. There are days when you are broke. But there are just days. Read the article here.