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Running Lean

Running Lean
  • Author : Ash Maurya
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-02-28
  • Total pages :207
  • ISBN : 9781449305178
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Summary : Offers a systematic approach to product/market fit, discussing customer involvment, optimal time to obtain funding, and when to change the plan.

Scaling Lean

Scaling Lean
  • Author : Ash Maurya
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-06-14
  • Total pages :304
  • ISBN : 9781101980538
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Summary : Is your “big idea” worth pursuing? What if you could test your business model earlier in the process—before you’ve expended valuable time and resources? You’ve talked to customers. You’ve identified problems that need solving, and maybe even built a minimum viable product. But now there’s a second bridge to cross. How do you tell whether your idea represents a viable business? Do you really have to go through the whole cycle of development, failure, iteration, tweak, repeat? Scaling Lean offers an invaluable blueprint for mod­eling startup success. You’ll learn the essential metrics that measure the output of a working business model, give you the pulse of your company, communicate its health to investors, and enable you to make precise interventions when things go wrong. You’ll also learn how to: · ballpark the viability of a business model using a simple five-minute back-of-the-envelope estimation. · stop using current revenue as a measure of progress (it forces you to fly blind and, often, to overpromise to your shareholders) and instead embrace the met­ric of traction—which helps you identify the leading indicators for future business model growth. · set progressive goals that set you up for exponen­tial long-term success by implementing a staged 10X rollout strategy, like one employed by Face­book and Tesla. · stop burying your breakthrough insights in failed experiments, but rather illuminate them using two-week LEAN sprints to quickly source, rank, and test ideas. Ash Maurya, a serial entrepreneur and author of the startup cult classic Running Lean, pairs real-world examples of startups like Airbnb and Hubspot with techniques from the manufacturing world in this tacti­cal handbook for scaling with maximum efficiency and efficacy. This is vital reading for any startup founder graduating from the incubator stage.

Running Lean

Running Lean
  • Author : Diana L. Sharples
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013
  • Total pages :390
  • ISBN : 0310734975
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Summary : Told from their separate viewpoints, Calvin Greenlee copes with grief over his brother's recent death by racing his vintage Yamaha on rural North Carolina streets while his girlfriend, Stacey Youngblood, battles anexoria, and their relationship may not survive the strain.

Lean Customer Development

Lean Customer Development
  • Author : Cindy Alvarez
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-08-30
  • Total pages :240
  • ISBN : 9781492023753
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Summary : How do you develop products that people will actually use and buy? This practical guide shows you how to validate product and company ideas through customer development research—before you waste months and millions on a product or service that no one needs or wants. With a combination of open-ended interviewing and fast and flexible research techniques, you’ll learn how your prospective customers behave, the problems they need to solve, and what frustrates and delights them. These insights may shake your assumptions, but they’ll help you reach the "ah-ha!" moments that inspire truly great products. Validate or invalidate your hypothesis by talking to the right people Learn how to conduct successful customer interviews play-by-play Detect a customer’s behaviors, pain points, and constraints Turn interview insights into Minimum Viable Products to validate what customers will use and buy Adapt customer development strategies for large companies, conservative industries, and existing products

Lean Analytics

Lean Analytics
  • Author : Alistair Croll,Benjamin Yoskovitz
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-04-15
  • Total pages :409
  • ISBN : 9781449335670
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Summary : Offers six sample business models and thirty case studies to help build and monetize a business.

Run Grow Transform

Run Grow Transform
  • Author : Steven Bell
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-07-27
  • Total pages :372
  • ISBN : 9781466504509
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Summary : Today's customers want it all and they want it now: innovation, speed, agility, and value. How can you drive operational excellence, stimulate growth, and accelerate idea-to-value innovation throughout your enterprise? Shingo Prize-winning author Steve Bell, joined by other thought leaders, offers useful insights and examples you can start using now. Run Grow Transform takes the next logical step to driving enterprise value. This could be the game-changing playbook for IT 3.0. -Mark Katz, CIO & Senior Vice President, Esselte Corporation A powerful read detailing how companies can leverage their Lean IT transformation to supercharge the business. -Tom Paider, IT Build Capability Leader, Nationwide The consistent application of the practices described in this book has enabled Embraer to reap huge gains. I recommend this book as a desktop companion. -Alexandre Baule, Vice President Information Systems, Embraer Run Grow Transform takes the reader a leap forward, ready for immediate application to bridge Lean and innovation. -Melissa Barrett, Enterprise Architecture & IT Strategy, Premera Blue Cross This book focuses on the most critical and challenging issue for any aspect of the development or use of IT: creating a collaborative learning culture. -Jeffrey K. Liker, Shingo Prize-Winning Author of The Toyota Way Run Grow Transform sets out the principles and practices necessary for success in the new economy. -Jez Humble, author of Continuous Delivery Steve Bell has hit another home run with this book. Either your organization will adopt the wisdom contained in this book and thrive, or your competitors will do so and put you out of business. -Scott Ambler, author Disciplined Agile Delivery and 19 other books It's rare to see truly new insight added to the Lean discussion. Steve Bell does just that by continuing to push the frontiers of Lean thinking. -Alexander Brown, COO, Scrum Inc. A powerful read detailing how companies can leverage their Lean IT transformation to supercharge the business. -Tom Paider, IT Build Capability Leader, Nationwide Steve Bell has mapped a new trajectory. I challenge any CIO to read Bell's breakthrough work and not be compelled to start this journey to become a transformative leader in the creation of real and sustainable value. -Jeffrey Barnes, Society for Information Management (SIM), Regional Director, Advanced Practices Council All too often the IT organization is viewed as an impediment to lean transformation, when it truly can be a catalyst. Steve's book sorts out all the noise, the jargon, and the "hero culture", guiding the reader to what is so obvious, yet so hard to see: build your culture around your customer! -Josh Rapoza, Director of Web Strategy and Operations, Lean Enterprise Institute Aligning Lean and IT is a great challenge with a big payoff. This book really shows how Lean and IT can create a strong enterprise; it's a great inspiration. -Klaus Lyck Petersen, Solar A/S A must read for any organization that is pursuing continuous improvement. In today's world, real business improvement cannot be achieved without the IT factor; this book will help any organization achieve the improvement that they are seeking. -Barry J. Brunetto, Vice President, Information Systems, Blount International Precise, concise, and entertaining, this book provides the reader with crucial tips on how IT can help enterprises survive and thrive in a fast-paced technological and economic environment. This is mandatory reading not only for businesses and IT organizations, but also for universities and policy makers. -Fuat Alican, PhD, Vice President, Central American Scientific Research and Education Center Not just for Lean Practitioners, Run Grow Transform is a must-have reference for any IT organization, regardless of size, age or industry, looking to move to the next level of performance. -Sarah Topham, Lean Deployment Leader, Information Technology & Product Management, Paychex, Inc. This is a long overdue book that addresses the key challenges for today's IT organization and puts Lean IT into a context that is too often lacking. -James Finister, Tata Consultancy Services The 'business as usual' scenario is not an option in today's economy and global challenges. A transformation in methods, tools and frameworks is needed to guide our business decisions. This book is your first step! -Khuloud Odeh, IT Director, Grameen Foundation Delivering beyond the helpful folk wisdom and narrow techniques and technologies found elsewhere, Steve Bell and his contributors provide practical full value stream lifecycle methods for continuous improvement using Lean in an IT and customer (business) setting. -Martin Erb, Director of Professional Services, Pink Elephant Run Grow Transform clarifies the eternal quest of IT: to simply "running" of the business and to create innovative solutions to grow the business and create sustainable competitive advantage to transform the way customers interact with your business, in plain, actionable advice from one who has been on the front lines. -Tom Foco, Value Stream Solution

The Lean Startup

The Lean Startup
  • Author : Eric Ries
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 9780307887894
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Summary : Outlines a revisionist approach to management while arguing against common perceptions about the inevitability of startup failures, explaining the importance of providing genuinely needed products and services as well as organizing a business that can adapt to continuous customer feedback.

UX for Lean Startups

UX for Lean Startups
  • Author : Laura Klein
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-11-16
  • Total pages :236
  • ISBN : 9781492049548
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Summary : p>Great user experiences (UX) are essential for products today, but designing one can be a lengthy and expensive process. With this practical, hands-on book, you’ll learn how to do it faster and smarter using Lean UX techniques. UX expert Laura Klein shows you what it takes to gather valuable input from customers, build something they’ll truly love, and reduce the time it takes to get your product to market. No prior experience in UX or design is necessary to get started. If you’re an entrepreneur or an innovator, this book puts you right to work with proven tips and tools for researching, identifying, and designing an intuitive, easy-to-use product. Determine whether people will buy your product before you build it Listen to your customers throughout the product’s lifecycle Understand why you should design a test before you design a product Get nine tools that are critical to designing your product Discern the difference between necessary features and nice-to-haves Learn how a Minimum Viable Product affects your UX decisions Use A/B testing in conjunction with good UX practices Speed up your product development process without sacrificing quality

Racing Weight

Racing Weight
  • Author : Fitzgerald Matt
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-11-27
  • Total pages :296
  • ISBN : 9781937716264
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Summary : Racing Weight is a proven weight-management program designed specifically for endurance athletes. Revealing new research and drawing from the best practices of elite athletes, coach and nutritionist Matt Fitzgerald lays out six easy steps to help cyclists, triathletes, and runners lose weight without harming their training. This comprehensive and science-based program shows athletes the best ways to lose weight and avoid the common lifestyle and training hang-ups that keep new PRs out of reach. The updated Racing Weight program helps athletes: Improve diet quality Manage appetite Balance energy sources Easily monitor weight and performance Time nutrition throughout the day Train to get—and stay—lean Racing Weight offers practical tools to make weight management easy. Fitzgerald’s no-nonsense Diet Quality Score improves diet without counting calories. Racing Weight superfoods are diet foods high in the nutrients athletes need for training. Supplemental strength training workouts can accelerate changes in body composition. Daily food diaries from 18 pro athletes reveal how the elites maintain an athletic diet while managing appetite. Athletes know that every extra pound wastes energy and hurts performance. With Racing Weight, cyclists, triathletes, and runners have a simple program and practical tools to hit their target numbers on both the race course and the scale.

Running Lean

Running Lean
  • Author : Diana L. Sharples
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-08-06
  • Total pages :400
  • ISBN : 9780310734987
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Summary : Equilibrium. That’s what Stacey and Calvin found in each other. He is as solid as his beloved vintage motorcycle and helps quiet the constant clamor in Stacey’s mind. She is a passionate, creative spirit—and a lifeline after Calvin’s soldier brother dies. But lately the balance is off. Calvin’s grief is taking new forms. Voices of self-loathing are dominating Stacey’s life. When struggles with body image threaten her health, Calvin can’t bear to lose another person that he loves. Taking action may destroy their relationship, but the alternative could be much more costly.

Lean Enterprise

Lean Enterprise
  • Author : Jez Humble,Joanne Molesky,Barry O'Reilly
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-07-20
  • Total pages :342
  • ISBN : 9781492092223
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Summary : How well does your organization respond to changing market conditions, customer needs, and emerging technologies when building software-based products? This practical guide presents Lean and Agile principles and patterns to help you move fast at scale—and demonstrates why and how to apply these paradigms throughout your organization, rather than with just one department or team. Through case studies, you’ll learn how successful enterprises have rethought everything from governance and financial management to systems architecture and organizational culture in the pursuit of radically improved performance. Discover how Lean focuses on people and teamwork at every level, in contrast to traditional management practices Approach problem-solving experimentally by exploring solutions, testing assumptions, and getting feedback from real users Lead and manage large-scale programs in a way that empowers employees, increases the speed and quality of delivery, and lowers costs Learn how to implement ideas from the DevOps and Lean Startup movements even in complex, regulated environments

Running Today's Factory

Running Today's Factory
  • Author : Charles Standard,Dale Davis
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1999
  • Total pages :293
  • ISBN : 1569902577
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Summary : Running Today's Factory by Charles Standard and Dale Davis presents a proven approach to manufacturing management using scientific reasoning, clever analogies, and practical case examples. It strips away the mystery of lean manufacturing and provides clear principles for running today's factory. The authors use their extensive experience to illustrate how lean thinking leads to good manufacturing decisions that can be backed up with sound scientific reasoning.

Lean In

Lean In
  • Author : Sheryl Sandberg
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-03-11
  • Total pages :240
  • ISBN : 9780385349956
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Summary : The #1 international best seller In Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg reignited the conversation around women in the workplace. Sandberg is chief operating officer of Facebook and coauthor of Option B with Adam Grant. In 2010, she gave an electrifying TED talk in which she described how women unintentionally hold themselves back in their careers. Her talk, which has been viewed more than six million times, encouraged women to “sit at the table,” seek challenges, take risks, and pursue their goals with gusto. Lean In continues that conversation, combining personal anecdotes, hard data, and compelling research to change the conversation from what women can’t do to what they can. Sandberg provides practical advice on negotiation techniques, mentorship, and building a satisfying career. She describes specific steps women can take to combine professional achievement with personal fulfillment, and demonstrates how men can benefit by supporting women both in the workplace and at home. Written with humor and wisdom, Lean In is a revelatory, inspiring call to action and a blueprint for individual growth that will empower women around the world to achieve their full potential.

The Lean Law Firm

The Lean Law Firm
  • Author : Larry Port,Dave Maxfield
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018
  • Total pages :238
  • ISBN : 1641051388
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Summary : "[This book] is the first book published by the ABA to employ the graphic novel to teach business lessons. Follow the engaging story of lawyer Carson Wright, who suddenll finds himself responsible for saving a small law firm, as his mentor Guy Chapman imparts the lean techniques that transformed his factory from the brink of bankruptcy to new heights of profitability."--Back cover.

Nail it Then Scale it

Nail it Then Scale it
  • Author : Nathan R. Furr,Paul B. Ahlstrom
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011
  • Total pages :250
  • ISBN : 0983723605
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Summary : Why do most new businesses fail, yet a few entrepreneurs have a habit of winning over and over again? The shocking discovery of years of research and trial is that most startups fail by doing the "right things," but doing them out of order. In other words, human nature combined with our entrepreneurial drive puts us on autopilot to become part of the 70% to 90% of ventures that fail. From Thomas Edison to Steve Jobs, the Nail It Then Scale It method is based on pattern recognition of the timeless principles and key practices used by successful entrepreneurs to repeatedly innovate.

The Lean Entrepreneur

The Lean Entrepreneur
  • Author : Brant Cooper,Patrick Vlaskovits
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-03-21
  • Total pages :224
  • ISBN : 9781119095033
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Summary : "The Lean Entrepreneur" banishes the "Myth of the Visionary" and shows you how you can implement proven, actionable techniques to create products and disrupt existing markets on your way to entrepreneurial success. This guide combines the concepts of customer insight, rapid experimentation, and actionable data from the Lean Startup methodology to allow individuals, teams, or even entire companies to solve problems, create value, and ramp up their vision quickly and efficiently.

Lean AI

Lean AI
  • Author : Lomit Patel
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-01-30
  • Total pages :240
  • ISBN : 9781492059288
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Summary : How can startups successfully scale customer acquisition and revenue growth with a Lean team? Out-of-the-box acquisition solutions from Facebook, Google, and others provide a good start, but the companies that can tailor those solutions to meet their specific needs, objectives, and goals will come out winners. But that hasn’t been an easy task—until now. With this practical book, author Lomit Patel shows you how to use AI and automation to provide an operational layer atop those acquisition solutions to deliver amazing results for your company. You’ll learn how to adapt, customize, and personalize cross-channel user journeys to help your company attract and retain customers—to usher in the new age of Autonomous Marketing. Learn how AI and automation can support the customer acquisition efforts of a Lean Startup Dive into Customer Acquisition 3.0, an initiative for gaining and retaining customers Explore ways to use AI for marketing purposes Understand the key metrics for determining the growth of your startup Determine the right strategy to foster user acquisition in your company Manage the increased complexity and risk inherent in AI projects

The Lean Product Playbook

The Lean Product Playbook
  • Author : Dan Olsen
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-05-21
  • Total pages :336
  • ISBN : 9781118961025
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Summary : The missing manual on how to apply Lean Startup to build products that customers love The Lean Product Playbook is a practical guide to building products that customers love. Whether you work at a startup or a large, established company, we all know that building great products is hard. Most new products fail. This book helps improve your chances of building successful products through clear, step-by-step guidance and advice. The Lean Startup movement has contributed new and valuable ideas about product development and has generated lots of excitement. However, many companies have yet to successfully adopt Lean thinking. Despite their enthusiasm and familiarity with the high-level concepts, many teams run into challenges trying to adopt Lean because they feel like they lack specific guidance on what exactly they should be doing. If you are interested in Lean Startup principles and want to apply them to develop winning products, this book is for you. This book describes the Lean Product Process: a repeatable, easy-to-follow methodology for iterating your way to product-market fit. It walks you through how to: Determine your target customers Identify underserved customer needs Create a winning product strategy Decide on your Minimum Viable Product (MVP) Design your MVP prototype Test your MVP with customers Iterate rapidly to achieve product-market fit This book was written by entrepreneur and Lean product expert Dan Olsen whose experience spans product management, UX design, coding, analytics, and marketing across a variety of products. As a hands-on consultant, he refined and applied the advice in this book as he helped many companies improve their product process and build great products. His clients include Facebook, Box, Hightail, Epocrates, and Medallia. Entrepreneurs, executives, product managers, designers, developers, marketers, analysts and anyone who is passionate about building great products will find The Lean Product Playbook an indispensable, hands-on resource.

Leading Lean

Leading Lean
  • Author : Jean Dahl
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-12-20
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 9781492046264
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Summary : Companies from startups to corporate giants face massive amounts of disruption today. Now more than ever, organizations need nimble and responsive leaders who know how to exploit the opportunities that change brings. In this insightful book, Jean Dahl, a senior executive and expert in the Lean mindset and its methods, demonstrates why you need to embrace Modern Lean principles and thinking to redefine leadership in this age of digital disruption in order to continuously evolve the Lean enterprise. Drawing on nearly three decades of corporate and consulting experience, Ms. Dahl lays out a new holistic framework for developing Modern Lean leaders. Through personal experiences and compellingreal-world case studies, she explains specific steps necessary for you and your company to proactively understand and respond to change. Understand the leadership challenges Lean leaders face in our 21st century global economy Explore the six dimensions of the Modern Lean Framework™ Learn and apply the nine steps necessary to become a Lean leader Use Modern Lean methods to build a culture of continuous learning that can be sustained and maintained within your organization Seize competitive advantage by embracing Modern Lean to tbuild an enterprise that understands how to respond to disruption

Lean on Pete

Lean on Pete
  • Author : Willy Vlautin
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-02-04
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 9780571258550
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Summary : Fifteen-year-old Charley Thompson wants a home; food on the table; a high school he can attend for more than part of a year; and some structure to his life. But as the son of a single father working at warehouses across the Pacific Northwest, he's been pretty much on his own for some time. Lean on Pete opens as he and his father arrive in Portland, Oregon and Charley takes a stables job, illegally, at the local race track. Once part of a vibrant racing network, Portland Meadows is now seemingly the last haven for washed up jockeys and knackered horses, but it's there that Charley meets Pete, an old horse who becomes his companion as he's forced to try to make his own way in the world. A portrait of a journey - populated by a vivid cast of characters against a harsh landscape - Lean on Pete is also the unforgettable story of a friendship and of hope in dark times.

The Lean Entrepreneur

The Lean Entrepreneur
  • Author : Brant Cooper,Patrick Vlaskovits
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-01-23
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 9781118331866
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Summary : You are not a Visionary… yet. The Lean Entrepreneur shows you how to become one. Most of us believe entrepreneurial visionaries are born, not made. Our media glorify business outliers like Bezos, Branson, Gates, and Jobs as heroes with X-ray vision who can look to the future, see clearly what will be, imagine a fully formed product or experience and then, simply make the vision real. Many in our entrepreneur community still believe that to be visionary, we must merely execute on a seemingly good idea and ignore all doubt. With this mindset, companies build doomed products in a vacuum; enterprises make ill-fated innovation investment decisions; and employees and shareholders come along for an uncomfortable ride. Falling prey to the Myth of the Visionary confuses talented entrepreneurs, product managers, innovators and investors. It leads us to heartbreaking, costly and preventable failures in new product and venture development. The Lean Entrepreneur moves us beyond this myth. It combines powerful customer insight, rapid experimentation and easily actionable data from the Lean Startup methodology to empower individuals, companies, and entire teams to evolve their vision, solve problems, and create value at the speed of the Internet. Anyone can be visionary. The Lean Entrepreneur shows you how to: Apply actionable tips, tricks and hacks from successful lean entrepreneurs. Leverage the Innovation Spectrum to disrupt existing markets and create new ones. Drive strategies for efficient market testing with Minimal Viable Products. Engage customers with Viability Testing and radically reduce time and budget for product development. Rapidly create cross-functional innovation teams that devour roadblocks and set new benchmarks. Bring your organization critical focus on the power of loyal customers and valuable products you can build to serve them. Leverage instructive tools, skill-building exercises, and worksheets along with bonus online videos.