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Running Lean: Iterate from Plan A to a Plan That Works

Ash Maurya

For entrepreneurs who are about to create a new Web application, this book demonstrates ways to apply and test techniques for customer development, Lean Startup, and bootstrapping. Readers learn how to identify and engage customers throughout the development cycle so they can focus on building a product that people will actually buy and use.


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Book Information

Publisher: O'Reilly Media.
Publish Date: 03/20/2012
Pages: 240
ISBN-13: 9781449305178
ISBN-10: 1449305172
Language: English

Full Description

We live in an age of unparalleled opportunity for innovation. We're building more products than ever before, but most of them fail--not because we can't complete what we set out to build, but because we waste time, money, and effort building the wrong product.

What we need is a systematic process for quickly vetting product ideas and raising our odds of success. That's the promise of Running Lean.

In this inspiring book, Ash Maurya takes you through an exacting strategy for achieving a product/market fit for your fledgling venture, based on his own experience in building a wide array of products from high-tech to no-tech. Throughout, he builds on the ideas and concepts of several innovative methodologies, including the Lean Startup, Customer Development, and bootstrapping.

Running Lean is an ideal tool for business managers, CEOs, small business owners, developers and programmers, and anyone who's interested in starting a business project.

  • Find a problem worth solving, then define a solution
  • Engage your customers throughout the development cycle
  • Continually test your product with smaller, faster iterations
  • Build a feature, measure customer response, and verify/refute the idea
  • Know when to pivot by changing your plan's course
  • Maximize your efforts for speed, learning, and focus
  • Learn the ideal time to raise your big round of funding
Get on track with The Lean Series

Presented by Eric Ries--bestselling author of The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses--The Lean Series gives you solid footing in a proven methodology that will help your business succeed.

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