Some believe there is little or no planning with Agile. In fact, there is detailed planning. The difference with Agile is that planning is ongoing instead of a one-time event that gets signed off at the beginning of the development cycle, which occurs at varying levels of complexity and granularity.
A team should constantly focus on how they work, making sure that stories get done, & on how processes can be improved. In general, people don’t get continuous training for this, & it is just assumed that the average developer can do it ‘naturally’ or training the team only once will give them an Agile mindset.
It is essential that teams should be self-managed & united with a clarity of ultimate goal i.e., successful sprint delivery.
When failing to achieve an integrated financial plan, startups end up haywire. To understand how startups & entrepreneurs need to focus & give financial planning its due importance, Ruchit Jani, CFO Innovify & AtMayfair gave us some very important tips.
The product talk hosted by Innovify saw a great participation in the second meet up on November 9th, 2015 at Just Eat, London where we discussed the importance and challenges of delivering a Minimum Viable Product (MVP).
Founders often start with a great idea and think they have everything to make it a success. However, there’s only so much one can do and they need different skills to deal with different aspects of the business.
Startups can be hugely overconfident in assuming the market is waiting for them and will accept them with open hands. Thus, they fail because they don’t correctly segment their target market.
Incubated at Innovify, Converza attended the world’s no. 1 annual technology conference at the Web Summit, Dublin, Ireland. Ram Punjani, founder Converza along with Maulik Sailor & Prakash Pilley, Founders Innovify attended the summit & received a lot of leverage for Converza.
The team is EVERYTHING. Here are the most common mistakes that block creating a motivated team aligned to business growth:
Wasting time and focus trying to get all the skills in-house rather than using committed partners like Innovify to deliver the initial requirements, allowing owners to focus on the business side
Startup success stories abound billion‐dollar acquisitions, high‐stake exits, consecutive rounds
of funding. That is unless you track the world of entrepreneurship and startups for a living. Like
we do. Because that is when you see the other side of things. The dose of reality that shatters
the rags‐to‐riches tales that the world has come to see, nay, expect of entrepreneurship. No sir,
that’s far from the complete frame. While those that make it, go on to carve their names in the
books of history, it’s a long journey to startup stardom, and a longer one from there. For a great
idea alone, does not a great business make.
It’s a big mistake to wait to publicly launch the product once it’s perfect. For example, startups spend (or waste) time and money building features which are the least important against the value proposition and delay the Go-To-Market date.
Many points should be considered while you transform any software development process into an Agile process; like team chemistry, team engagement, strong team maturity, communication, trust top management support, continuous learning, and the list is countless. Listed are the most important points to be considered in making Agile successful
It’s surprisingly common that startups don’t carry out enough research to back up the hypothesis around their idea. At times, they completely misunderstand the value proposition on which they build their product. In simple terms, they try to solve a problem which doesn’t exist or can easily be solved with alternative solutions.