Lean Startup Conference 2015 – great to be back in SF!

January 4, 2016
This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series Lean Innovation

Lovin that SF vibe In November, I spent a week in California happily volunteering again at the Lean Startup conference in San Francisco [although going off message and running sometimes – sorry guys! ;$] A key theme this year – and building upon last year – is how Lean Startup methods are being applied to […]

Read the full article →

A busy eighteen months for Souter Consulting #2: Lean Startup

September 22, 2015

Intro I’ve been living the startup rollercoaster ride in my role running Dynamo North East. Fortunately, I’ve been able to draw upon my experience and learnings connected to the Lean Startup framework; check out Steve Blank’s summary as a great place to start. This post summarises what I’ve been up to in this realm over […]

Read the full article →

A busy eighteen months for Souter Consulting #1: Dynamo North East

September 7, 2015

Welcome back Although this blog has been asleep for a while, I’ve been flat-out super busy. I’m catching up by way of a few posts about: Dynamo North East Lean Startup workshops I’ve run Lean Innovation It’s been a busy eighteen months! Dynamo North East – – backstory & defining the North East IT economy […]

Read the full article →

Next LNE Event – The Legend of the MVP

February 28, 2014

The MVP (Minimum Viable Product) has taken on almost mythical status in recent times but just what is an MVP, when should you use an MVP and what are the benefits? Join us at our next event on Monday 10th March when we’ll be discussing MVPs in more detail, hearing from both local and international […]

Read the full article →

Workshop: Lean Startup in an Established Business

February 28, 2014

Introduction As previous posts have recounted (here and here), I am increasingly interested in how existing businesses can apply Lean Startup principles to boost innovation and growth (more of my Lean Startup-related posts here). I had been kindly given an opportunity to learn more about this by Mark Adamson, a business consultant based in North […]

Read the full article →

Justin Time

December 19, 2013

Introduction Cross-posted — with permission — from the blog at Oasis School of Human Relations. Post from Oasis Last week we had time with a quirky, energetic, knowledgeable, and bright eyed IT and social media consultant and developer who is into lean start-up, helping ventures succeed and cutting through the BS. He visited us to […]

Read the full article →

Lean Conf 2013 – Reflections

November 1, 2013

Intro A super-quick post with some thoughts about Lean Conf 2013, and my attendance. Lean North East – Represent It was great to travel to and from the event with Umar Yusufu, as part of the Lean North East contingent. Also, we had Peter Nelson in the house, which was great. I believe we were […]

Read the full article →

Lean Sales & Marketing – slides and photos

November 1, 2013

Intro Hey folks – thank you to everyone who attended last week’s “Lean Sales and Marketing” event. It was a great turnout – and you can still give us feedback via Survey Monkey. Thank you to our Speakers A huge thank you to Ellie Mirman, Richard Lane, and Saul Gowens for their talks. Slides Ellie […]

Read the full article →

Lean Conf Panel: “Lean Startup & Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship”

October 15, 2013

Introduction This post is about a Panel — on innovation and entrepreneurship — I hope to be chairing in a couple of weeks. Lean Conf Lean Conf styles itself as a “A conference for entrepreneurs, designers and innovators: Two days of workshops and talks with highly practical lessons and stories that can be applied at […]

Read the full article →

Lean Sales and Marketing event, 21st October

October 9, 2013

[Cross-posted from Lean North East] Introduction Can the principles of Lean Startup – release quickly, test with real customers, measure and iterate – be applied to sales and marketing? Join us at our next event on Monday 21st October when we’ll be exploring this idea with speakers from HubSpot, Websand and Lean Sales Panel. This […]

Read the full article →