Be a Lean Startup in an Enterprise - IBM Helps!
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Be a lean startup in an Enterprise. Sounds like an oxymoron, right? Yet Enterprises must innovate to stay alive in today’s transparent, interconnected and fast-changing world. In The Lean Startup, Eric Ries defends the position that “Intrapreneurs [people who are innovating within an established company] have much more in common with the rest of the community of entrepreneurs than most people believe”, that “Entrepreneurship . . . requires a new kind of management specifically geared to its context of extreme uncertainty.”
The wealth of information that gives advice to entrepreneurs and wantrepreneurs is enough to keep you drowning for the rest of your natural life.
Yet we are finding a dearth of real solutions to help you get ideas into products using a lean startup approach. This is an opportunity for us at IBM to show you how our products work together to provide a solution.
Our hypothesis is that showing how innovation is supported in the end-to-end DevOps lifecycle will appeal to executives in the large Enterprise as well as developers and other business-minded folks in organizations large and small, providing insight into how IBM solutions work across the lifecycle.
Where do I download this solution? Is it something I buy? Who can help me configure existing tools to do this? Providing that level of completeness before we validate what you really want and need is exactly the wrong way to innovate in an Enterprise.
“The lean startup uses a different unit of progress, called validated learning.”
In crafting a view of this solution, our first step in validated learning is to create a description of a solution with some level of demonstration to show you what we are talking about. Take a quick 8-minute ride on this recorded demo to see our first version Minimal Viable Product. We tie together the ability to coordinate and manage innovation ideas (a tailoring of Rational Team Concert) along with an innovation sandbox in BlueMix, use of virtual services to test innovation integrations (with Rational Test Workbench), deployment to hybrid cloud with UrbanCode Deploy and use of Tealeaf to get the business results of A|B testing.
You can help us validate our hypothesis by reviewing this 8 minute demo and providing feedback. You can discuss further with our experts at InterConnect.