Startup businesses face significant risk in the search for a sustainable, profitable and scalable business model. Consequently, the success rate for Startups is low, making them a typically high risk investment. Agile methods offer a way of reducing the risk for both the technical implementation and the development of customers. This is achieved by increasing the ability for a Startup to adapt to change and to incorporate the lessons learned from early customer engagement.
At the recent Agile Australia 2011 conference I discussed the nature of technology Startups and the application of Agile principles, practices and tools. Additionally,I shared some real life experiences in the application of Agile in Ennova through the development of Envision.