Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Agile Startups - moved to the 18th

We've had to move our AgileStartups talk to make room for Michael Feather's talk on the 11th: http://www.edinburgh.bcs.org/events/2010-11/110411.htm.

It'll now take place at the same time one week later.


Thursday, March 24, 2011

[AgileScotland] Lean Startups ...

We're Back! Our next AgileScotland event takes place on the [18th April 2011 <- new date] in Edinburgh at 19:30. The subject: Lean Startups.

Lean Startups are the hot new kids on the block - and like all the new hot things it is a ball of hype wrapped round a steely core of good practice.

Gordon Guthrie (CEO/CTO at Hypernumbers, formerly Chief Technical Architect at if.com, currently Convenor of the Scottish Lean Circle) will provide some perspective.

Lean Startups are a combination of influences:
* Japanese quality management like the Toyota Production Systems
* software development methodologies like Agile, Scrum and XP
* theories of company building like 4 Steps To The Epiphany
* practical experience

These have been synthesized to address a very specific problem: "I have an idea for a product - how to I get to having a sustainable repeatable business based on that without running out of money"

The evening is organized by Paul Wilson and generously sponsored by his company EdgeCase - providers of rapid sustainable development here in Edinburgh.

If you are interested in joining us then please email me at clarke.ching@gmail.com. I'll book you a spot and send you location details.

Clarke Ching

Update: Postponed for one week to avoid clashing with Michael Feathers.