Dec 5: Startups and Reality: Startup Experiences, Lean Startup and Agile development" presented by Robin Dymond

Hi CAMUG Members, are you working for a startup, thinking about working for a startup, or have a great idea and want to start your own company? How about working in a company that is trying to launch a new product? You'll be excited to hear about our December 5th session titled: "Startups and Reality: Startup Experiences, Lean Startup and Agile development" presented by Robin Dymond.

Since starting his career in 1990, Robin has been involved with various startup companies. These experiences included huge hours, large amounts of capital, strong emotions, and they were also highly educational. In the last few years the Lean Startup book and movement has become very popular in the startup community and also with large companies trying to launch new products. Agile methods such as Scrum and XP power the delivery of Lean Startup outcomes. In this talk Robin will go through his experiences and learning from 4 different startups, walk through the Lean Startup model, and compare and contrast this model with the reality of startups. He will also cover how Agile ties into the Lean Startup model and some of the advantages Agile brings to the table that are not well described in Lean Startup.

Robin Dymond, CST is an international trainer and consultant in Scrum, Agile, and Lean methods. Robin Dymond offers Scrum Alliance certified Scrummaster and Product Owner training, and has trained over 3000 people in Canada, USA and Europe. A frequent speaker and author in the Agile community, Robin Dymond presented keynote talks and sessions at conferences including Agile Eastern Europe 2009, 2010, 2012, Agile 2006, 2008, 2010 and others. He produced the Main Stage at Agile 2009. From 2005-2007 Dymond consulted on the largest enterprise adoption of Scrum in a financial services company. He is managing partner of Innovel LLC, a Virginia based Lean Agile training and consulting company. Dymond started using Scrum and XP in 2002. Dymond has 23 years experience in software and a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Calgary, Canada.

Additional Details:

This is the 4th session in the CAMUG 2013/2014 season. Thursday, Dec. 5th, come at 6pm and enjoy complementary food and refreshments. The session itself runs from 6:30pm to 7:30pm with a question period and networking afterwards. Find our location on Google Maps here and we're in the Atrium as soon as you walk in the front doors. Parking is free in front of the building after 5pm!