Lean Startup in the Enterprise

Monthly SeaSPIN Meeting

Tuesday, February 4

Free and Open to the Software Engineering & IT Community

Rally Development, 135 Lake St South, Suite 100, Kirkland, WA 98033

Food & networking from 5:45 to 6:15 (munchies, soda )
Announcements from 6:15 to 6:30
Presentation from 6:30 to 7:45
Q & A from 7:45 to 8:15
Doors close at 8:30

Lean Startup in the Enterprise
by Chris Sterling, Director of Engineering - Rally Software

Innovating in a company with successful existing products and services can become difficult. Experimenting in emerging or adjacent markets can be met with FUD (fear, uncertainty, and doubt). Companies want to exhibit innovative products and services but can find it difficult to support such high degrees of variability. Enterprise Lean Startup takes existing approaches (Lean Startup, Stanford d.school, plus others) to help companies put in place an innovation sandbox to care and feed innovative ideas and bring them to market with safety and speed in mind. Come here about how Enterprise Lean Startup works and how our team is using this approach to build, measure, and learn to a new sustainable business model.

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Speaker Bio

Chris Sterling is Director of Engineering at Rally Software and author of the book “Managing Software Debt: Building for Inevitable Change”. Chris has an extensive technology, process, and consulting background and continues contributing to multiple open source projects. He has been a speaker at many conferences and group meetings including Agile 2007-2009, SD West, Better Software, Scrum Gatherings, PNSQC and others. You can follow Chris on Twitter @csterwa or get LinkedIn with him: http://linkedin.com/in/chrissterling.