Lean Startup: Why It Rocks Far More Than Agile Development


Joshua Kerievsky Founder and CEO,Industrial Logic

Thursday 20th September 2012 – 7:30pm

Oxford e-Research Centre, 6 Keble Road, Oxford, OX1 3QG


IL_StackedLean Startup is a disciplined, scientific and capital efficient method for discovering and building products and services that people love. Pioneered by entrepreneur and engineer, Eric Ries, the Lean Startup method will thoroughly change how you think about and practice agility. Born from the struggles and ultimate triumphs of successful software companies, Lean Startups use rigorous experimentation, careful measurement, validated learning and pivot/persevere decisions to systematically produce happy customers and successful businesses. In this talk, you’ll learn why this decade will be dominated by the Lean Startup method and what you can do to make it a part of your process.


Josh Kerievsky 2012Joshua Kerievsky – Founder and CEO, Industrial Logic

Joshua Kerievsky is founder of Industrial Logic , Inc., an early pioneer and expert in Extreme Programming (XP). Josh is passionate about excellent software and discovering better/faster processes for producing it.  He is an entrepreneur, author, programmer and globally recognized expert in Lean/Agile software development.

Joshua has over 20 years of experience in software development and loves coaching agile project communities, helping executives understand and manage technical debt, leading excellent workshops, and building software products. He founded Industrial Logic in 1996 and has turned it into a global provider of Lean software services and products that fundamentally improve the performance of teams.

Leading companies such as Google, GE, Schlumberger, John Deere, Standard Life and Sapient rely on Industrial Logic’s eLearning, coaching and live workshops to help thousands of people around the world practice and learn valuable skills from Extreme Programming to Lean processes.

Joshua’s 2004 bestselling book, Refactoring to Patterns, won a Jolt Cola award and has been translated into 8 languages.

Website:  http://industriallogic.com/index.html
Books: Refactoring to Patterns
Twitter: @JoshuaKerievsky

Event Information

The meeting is on Thursday 20 September, 7.00 for 7.30 and ends around 9.00.

It will be held at the Oxford e-Research Centre, 6 Keble Road, Oxford OX1 3QG.

Sandwiches and light refreshments are available from 7.00pm.

Meetings are open to non-members and free.


A PDF poster to advertise this event at your place of work can be downloaded from http://www.oxon.bcs.org/downloads/Sept%2020%202012.pdf.