Lean Startup for Enterprise IT

You’re enthralled with the Lean Startup, and you want to get started with your enterprise IT activities today – how do you kick off?

In Information Technology, we are fascinated by our own products and services, that which we more broadly consider a value proposition. But where do we go from here?


Getting started with the lean startup for Enterprise IT

  • expand on your value proposition to build your complete business model canvas (spend no more than 30 minutes)
  • identify where you have facts or guesses in the canvas; facts are supported by evidence, guesses (aka hypotheses) require validation
  • develop tests for your lean startup hypotheses
  • run these tests with customers
  • rapidly iterate and improve, reduce waste

Five unique directions you can now consider:

  • identify the next steps for your maturity (pragmatic locally, scaled expansion, etc. )
  • demonstrate the evolution of your hypotheses – if you’re not failing, you’re not trying. Fail faster.
  • focus on your business model deltas – this is where real value comes from, and basically nowhere else.
  • improve the time you spend with your customers – there is so much room for improvement here.
  • marry your customer development with agile development.

The lean startup = rapid, pragmatic iterations

  • we call the process of rapidly understanding business model improvements “customer development”, and we call how we address technical complexity “agile development” — these must work in concert.
  • the ability to align your technical effort with business strategy is fundamental to your Enterprise success.
  • highly capable Enterprise IT is mandatory for the future of your enterprise.
  • the capability to bridge the lean startup with your existing practice is not trivial, but it is necessary.
  • We can help.
  • Tomas Dasilva

    Very timely, want to hear more about your offering! Thank you for this post.

    • http://armurray.com Adam Murray

      Thanks for your comments, I invite you to keep in touch.

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