Experimentation Is The New Planning
Great article that describes “Strategy by Discovery” in which you experiment and give your employees autonomy, freedom and slack to come up and test new ideas…
Some nice pieces:
The more things you try, the better your chances of discovering something valuable
If someone has an idea, they attempt to recruit another person to help them work on a prototype or to help convince others
How does it work
For emergent strategy to be successful, there must be enough autonomy, freedom, and slack in the system for people and resources to connect in a peer-to-peer way, like they do in Silicon Valley.
Nobody is directing people where to go and what to do. Nobody is allocating resources from the top. People and resources self-organize based on horizontal, peer-to-peer activity.
Emergent strategy is not strategy by prediction, it’s strategy by discovery.
Muscula shutting down. Great experiment and not a #fail
I got this email yesterday
Unfortunately the Muscula service will be shut down very shortly.
We have not been able to build a viable business although the service seemed to be a very good idea and much sought after. Hopefully you will be able to get a comparable service elsewhere.
Thank you to all the beta-testers.
Allan, Jørgen and Martin
I appreciate the work of these guys and their courage.
How do you come up with names for your products?
Lean Startup 101 for Developers from @HackerChick
Understanding the MVP - Connecting Continuous Delivery to the Lean Startup Movement
Good talk from Aaron Erickson (Thoughtworks).
He starts with
- the problems in software
- shows us what should be important (Analytics and Measurements) to us and the users and then
- finally how to get results faster
SOLID Engineering -> Agile Software Development -> Continuous Delivery -> Lean Startup
Understanding the MVP