Attract.ai is a startup that is working to transform the way businesses think about hiring. Mike & Ben will be talking about how they approach product development as a bootstrapped startup.
how they got here (Minimal Viable Product (MVP -> Today’s Product). The good, the bad, the ugly
examples of product feature implementation from ideation to customer usage
prioritising MTTR over MTTF & continuous deployment
zero (or minimal) software product testing
how their approach to Artificial Intelligence (AI) has evolved over time
MTTR – Mean Time To Repair: Amount of time required to repair a system and restore it to full functionality MTTF – Mean Time To Failure: Length of time that an item is expected to last in operation until it fails (used for non-repairable systems).
Below are two articles that can give you a taste of what attract.ai is about:
About the speakers Mike Keating has 11+ years experience in IT recruitment, leading and building high performing sales teams for Robert Half Australia. Previously to Attract.ai, he ran his own boutique tech recruitment agency working with tier 1 startups and enterprise businesses across Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne.
Ben Ihle has 18+ years experience within the software industry in both leadership and hands-on roles, at companies like TNS (acquired by Mastercard) and Wotif (acquired by Expedia). Ben was running a software freelancing business prior to starting Attract.ai with Mike.
This event is co-hosted with Agile Brisbane Meetup and supported by GO1 and BIGJUMP – Bringing Innovation to Life
Testing Business Ideas | A Virtual Online Workshop | Asia-Pacific Timezone
**Limited to only 15 participants**
What will I learn in this online workshop?
This fast paced, interactive online experience includes:
Assessing your business idea with assumptions mapping.
Shaping your assumptions into testable hypotheses.
Designing strong experiments that can be ran remotely.
Live prototyping of online experiments using templates.
Showcasing your experiments and receiving feedback.
Who is this virtual online workshop for?
This virtual online workshop is ideal for innovators, entrepreneurs and anyone who is struggling to test a business idea remotely. This is an online, interactive experience that will help you be more confident in your business decisions and give you live feedback from myself and like minded peers.
This is not a webinar. You will be required to do work!
Online Event – International Innovation Expert – Testing Business Ideas
Co-hosted with Lean Business Strategies & Agile Brisbane
Testing Business Ideas International Innovation Expert David Bland, joining Lean Business Strategies and Brisbane Agile Meetup
Taking decisions in a highly uncertain business environment is uncomfortable and can be risky! Efficiency seems to be the most urgent goal. Is the old tried and tested approach applicable? Consider using experimentation to test your business ideas and take decisions based on the data that you gather.
Talk Summary David Bland was approached by Alex Osterwalder (creator of the Business Model Canvas) to co-author a new book about ‘Testing Business Ideas’.
They had both observed a gap between sketching out an idea and finding practical ways to rapidly test it. Building on Business Model Generation, Lean Startup and Value Proposition Design books, they decided to curate a list of experiments for people who are stuck making progress on their idea.
Building on the foundation established by Joeri (Yuri) Timmermans (BIGJUMP) and John Stathakis in the joint meetup on the 23rd July, where the concepts of waste, MoSCoW and MVP were introduced, the purpose of this workshop is to demonstrate why you should test your ideas using experimentation and how you can create experiment sequences to test the desirability, viability and feasibility of your business idea.
This interactive talk David will apply the principle of “Learning whilst doing” to demonstrate the concepts of the book and facilitate an online exercise for creating your own experiment sequences.
Agenda 3:45 – 4:00pm: Welcome and introductions 4:00 – 4:30pm: Why test your ideas; Advanced Business Model Generation; A Case study in rapid experimentation 4:30 – 4:45pm: Experiment sequence exercise 4:45 – 5:00pm: Q&A
Speakers BIO – David Bland, CEO and Founder of Precoil David advises companies on how to find product-market fit using lean startup, design thinking and business model innovation. He’s the co-author of Testing Business Ideas with Alex Osterwalder. David pioneered GE FastWorks with Eric Ries (Author of ‘The Lean Startup’), advised emerging product teams at Adobe and even mentored Toyota on lean startup practices.
Before his transition into advising, David spent over 10 years of his career at technology startups. He stays connected to the startup scene through his work at Singularity University, Draper University, Backstage Capital and several other Silicon Valley accelerators.
This event is co-hosted with Lean Business Strategies and Agile Brisbane Meetup and supported by SoftEd, Australian Computer Society (ACS), Project Management Institute, PMI Queensland, River City Labs, Lean Startup Sydney Meetup, Sydney Scrum User Group and BIGJUMP – Bringing Innovation to Life