The Lean Startup
Learn how to apply the method that is transforming how new products are built and launched.
Lean Startup is a new, field-tested philosophy that provides you with a toolset to minimize failure and increase your chances of success. Learn why hundreds of companies, from financial services companies like Wealthfront to social companies like IMVU to large corporations such as Intuit, are using this revolutionary technique.
But what is Lean Startup, or more importantly, how do I implement Lean principles into my own company? Well, to answer that question, we've brought in the Godfather of Lean Startup himself, Eric Ries. Not only has he written the book on "The Lean Startup," but he has also now created THE course on Lean Startup.
Eric brought in all of the leaders in the movement to talk to you about what lean startup is and how to implement it into your company. This course is the real deal - it's the most content you'll ever get on the Lean Startup in one place. More importantly, it is curated - Eric has personally taken the most important aspects of Lean Startup and condensed it into a single course. And then he added a few dozen case studies of it by including bonus material from the definitive conferences on the subject.
- Lean Startup SXSW Promo Lecture 1 - Video
CHAPTER 1: The Lean Startup
- Introduction to Lean Startup Lecture 2 - VideoMashup
- Innovation Accounting for Startups (The 3 A's) Lecture 3 - VideoMashup
- Creating Experiments to Test Hypotheses Lecture 4 - VideoMashup
- Lean User Experience Lecture 5 - VideoMashup
- The Art of the Pivot Lecture 6 - VideoMashup
Good overview with lots of practical examples and stories to illustrate the concepts
I did not find this course as useful or insightful as I had hoped. The interviews with various folks were not as good as when Eric Ries speaks just himself. I wish this had been more of the basic information in his book with real-life examples to illustrate vs. so much time interviewing other people. Frankly, many of the videos were boring and I ended up sorting laundry and paying bills at the same time.
Good talks but for me not worth the price
The course is discussions with Eric and 4 succesfull startupers. They tell their story end Eric asks great questions that I myself would ask in the moment. And some theory at the beginning. It game me the basics. But I think I'd rather read a book about Lean Startup and see some free videos then to buy this.
Great information and oriientation for anyone considering an online business.
This was my first introduction to lean start up. It is an orientating and clear methodology ofmproductbdevelopment and testing that will reduce wasted time, money and effort. My new product will use this as its basis for development - so should yours... And now reading the comment below, I'll buy the book too.
Great "nuggets" of content but very unstructured and repetetive
After reading the Lean Startup and following Eric's blog for a number of years I was very excited to find this course available online. So much so that once a week myself and our entire development team watched each course together and debated the information after each session. Unfortunately I found the online content nowhere near as impactful as the book. For the people that hadn't read the book, they found the content structure a bit confusing and quite repetitive, this is because of how Eric has put the content together through interviews with successful entrepreneurs telling their story which results in a large amount of repetition. I still believe there is value in the course and little nuggets of learning that pop up here and there but it most certainly not as good as I had hoped. For those of you just starting out in the Lean Startup I would recommend rather buying and reading the book. It's will cost you over $100 less and will teach you a lot more.
Good stuff, could use a quick polish
As a long-standing practitioner of continuous process improvement and various management engineering tool sets, I'm usually wary of proselytizing methodologies. Having said that, I thought the vast majority of the Lean Startup course was sane and substantive. The video production value starts off a bit rocky, for sure, and clearly there were problems with lighting and sound capture but the message endures despite these technical hiccups and that says something about the integrity of the content. One small distraction you may want to address is the lapses in correct spelling, grammar and punctuation that appear in the presentations with increasing frequency as the course progresses. It seems like a small matter that's relatively easy to fix and it would help to mitigate some of the polish that’s lacking elsewhere. Fwiw.