Fear’s mortal enemy is trust. A common example of fear stifling team growth is the issue of commitment. Teams often under commit or pad their estimates, due to fear of being responsible or blamed for failure.
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.
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.
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.
We met some really bright & interesting entrepreneurs & product evangelists during the Product Talk we organised on October 12th, 2015 at 9 Devonshire Square, London. With an objective to brainstorm about what happens when you have an idea for a startup, we organised the meet to discuss on the topic ‘Everyone has an idea: What’s the biggest problem we face?’