LEAN BUSINESS TOOLS

Lean Startup principles offer incredible insight and methods to run your business, product, or a new feature release in a smarter and more productive way. The beauty of Lean Startup is that it’s a methodology and not an exact formula. However, because it’s not an exact formula, it can be hard to create systematic tests to validate your use, implementation, and adaptation of its principles to your own business. We've made it easier.

Project Type:

Apps & Games

Project Tags:

lean startup

SOMETHING NEEDED

Our organization and many others we work with subscribe to Lean methodology from Lean Startup by Eric Ries. One the major gaps we found, however, was in our ability to conduct effective test. There were no adequate tools available to help us create, manage, and measure our Lean tests. We searched everywhere and couldn’t find a tool or software that fit the bill.

TOOLS PROVIDED

When we couldn’t find an adequate Lean testing tool for our own needs, we decided to build our own. We are actually testing the tool with the tool itself to see how it pans out. What we created was a collaborative worksheet that could be printed as a 3×4 wall poster, used collaboratively in the cloud, or via shared spreadsheets. It’s a free tool and you can get it here.

TECHNOLOGY USED

WHAT THE CLIENT HAD TO SAY

Lean Startup Experiment Tool

TESTING OUR OWN LEAN STARTUP TOOLS

Lean Startup principles offer incredible insight and methods to run your business, product, or a new feature release in a smarter and more productive way. The beauty of Lean Startup is that it’s a methodology and not an exact formula.  However, because it’s not an exact formula, it can be hard to create systematic tests to validate your use, implementation, and adaptation of its principles to your own business. We’ve made it easier and found that this open ended tool, regardless of how you practice Lean Startup principles, will allow you to have the type of Measurable Accounting Eric Ries often speaks about. This will empower you to make data driven decisions and pivots.

It’s imperative to have all the critical testing pieces in place and record them using your simple tool. You can read more about our thoughts on How to Run a Successful Lean Startup Experiment.

Even though the Lean Startup Experiment Tool is a free tool, we are testing it and validating our assumptions about the tool using the actual tool itself. We use every tool and product we create as we find it critical to be both experts and users in the technologies we develop.

This is the first time we have made something that was lighter on tech and heavier on methodology. We provide consulting, strategic analysis, and process standardization to other businesses as well. Having this tool on hand, we can measure everything with and for our clients, which is extremely important.

The point of the Lean Startup Experiment Tool is to work well without getting in the way. This is why it’s so lightweight and lean itself.

We crave challenges. The harder the problem the better. Bring us yours!

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