OPEN Islamabad is starting a SIG (Special Interest Group) on the topic of Lean Startup Methodology to help local startups understand the basic principles of lean and its practical implementation.
We believe 90% of startups fail because they do not build what their customers need. Lean Startup Methodology is a technique that helps understand the needs of the customers and reduces the odds of failure.
“Success is not delivering a feature, it is learning how to solve customer’s problem” – Eric Ries, Founder of Lean Startup Methodology”
According to Steve Blank, “a startup is a temporary organization designed to search for a repeatable and scalable business model”, so the faster a startup learns, the lower would be its odds of failure.
This SIG would be run by Awais Naseer who is a Lean evangelist and practitioner for past several years. Awais has helped several local and international startups build dozens of products on lean principles. He is the founder and CEO of Softoven (Pvt.) Ltd., a lean product development agency based out of Islamabad with clients across the world.
Topics to be covered
The first Lean Startup SIG would cover the following topics:
a. Introduction to lean.
b. Why (with some stories) and how?
c. Introduction to lean terms (Prototype, MVP, Pivot etc.).
c. Introduction to Lean Canvas.
Speakers for this event