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Abby Fichtner writes The Hacker Chick Blog, co-organizes Boston's 2500 member Lean Startup Circle, and was Microsoft's Evangelist for Startups where she helped hundreds of startups as they build out the next generation of software. Her background is a mixture of developing bleeding-edge technology for startups and coaching teams on how to improve how they develop software. She's extremely passionate about building communities where innovation thrives and in helping others to push the edge on what’s possible because she believes that each & every one of us is capable of changing the world. Abby is a DZone MVB and is not an employee of DZone and has posted 27 posts at DZone. You can read more from them at their website. View Full User Profile

Agile for Startups (MIT Guest Lecture Slides)

01.10.2013
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MIT’s Entrepreneurship Center asked me to give an Agile Product Management workshop for their Hacking IAP course. The course is a special seminar in management they’re doing for MIT student entrepreneurs. It takes place over the IAP (January) term and is open to all MIT students that have startups already underway.

The first week of the course is a series of guest lectures from industry experts on how to get shit done (that’s where I come in). After that, the course serves as a mini-accelerator with students applying what they’ve learned to their startups and receiving mentoring from myself and the other lecturers. The course concludes with a demo day at the end of the term – which I can’t wait to see!

Here are my slides – I actually beefed this up a little for SlideShare, adding some bullet points for the key talking points (I know, bullet points suck – but otherwise all you have are pictures). Hope you enjoy!

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