My Lean Startup Journey

My Lean Startup Journey

The true story of a product built using Lean Startup

About the Book

Here is the story of, my product bootstrapped from my sofa (I do not own a garage).

From the identification of a problem to the first Euros arriving in my pocket, you will know all about the life of this small "side project" stuffed with funny Lean Startup experiments. These experiments allowed me to validate some assumptions I formulated or observations I collected through users' interviews.

I will also tell you how I changed into a "maker" thanks to the Fablab and how it helped me build a prototype of my product.

Several Lean Startup techniques (Lean Canvas, MVP, Customer Development, Lean Analytics, A/B Testing) are explained in the book, since I describe them pragmatically by telling how they are used in my project.

This story was told in the 2014 Agile Tour in Montpellier, Toulouse and Bordeaux, at Lean Kanban France 2014 and at a "Lean Startup & Effectuation" meetup in the premises of the French startup Blablacar.

Telling this story was such a success during these presentations that it even inspired some people to jump into entrepreuneurship. The whole story is now available in this book.

Bonus for you, this book contains additional anecdotes that were not revealed during those presentations.

This book is a translation into English of Mon Odyssée Lean Startup which was originally written in French.

About the Author

Nicolas Deverge
Nicolas Deverge

After 6 years in a startup where he wondered a lot about project organisation and management, Nicolas Deverge discovers Agility in 2007 when joining ekito a company from Toulouse.

Since 2010, he coaches small and big companies on their transition to Agility. And since 2012, he works with entrepreuneurs using the Lean Startup way. Being in contact with all these startups, Nicolas hankered after launching his own antrepreuneurship projects.

Part of his activity is still linked to IT programming, one of his passions.

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