This past Friday, we got really hands-on with lean.
The goal of our Get Hands-On With Lean workshop was to help attendees really grasp the concepts of lean thinking, validation, and lean product development.
Attendees included both entrepreneurs as well as people involved in product development within larger companies, and the energy was simply infectious.
We covered topics including
- The origins of the Lean Startup movement
- What is and is not an MVP
- How to get your brain around the concept of experimentation and validation with minimal investment
- Customer Development
- And more!
We also had an investor from local VC firm Peak Capital Partners join us at the end of class, and tell us all about his perspective as an investor. Attendees got to have real one-on-one time with a VC, ask their burning questions, and create a new contact!
The best part of class, though, was when everyone broke up into teams, rolled their sleeves up, and started filling out sections of the lean canvas one at a time for an idea that was theirs.
After each section, we had great discussions about what people came up with, asked each other The Hard Questions, and helped refine each other’s ideas.
It was collaborative, it was valuable, and it was fun.
Take Action Now
(Really! According to the people who came to the class, you won't regret it!)
Do you or someone you know need help getting out of a rut, getting ideas for how to validate your or your organizations’ assumptions, or just want to understand how to come up with an experiment to validate ideas (before even thinking about building product)?
Then tell us (by filling out the form below). (Or tell them to tell us!)
We had so much fun that we’d love to do this again next month (and the month after, and the one after that!)
The Lean, Not Mean, Super Cool Team:
27Sprints & Zibtek
Special thanks to Holodeck SLC for sponsoring us by providing space, Ergonomux (new UX firm in SLC, Utah!) for providing lunch, and Beehive Startups and Silicon Slopes for helping us announce the event!)