Career Development Workshop: How to Thrive with Agility in a Lean Startup


How to Thrive with Agility in a Lean Startup



When: November 9, 2019 Saturday 9:00AM - 5:00 PM

Where: Mindroom Coworking Space, 4701 Patrick Henry Dr., Santa Clara CA 95045


Last date for On-line Registration:  
Early Bird - 10/27/2019
Regular - 11/06/2019



Effectively managing extreme uncertainties and succeeding at a startup is the dream of every entrepreneur. There are now well-established principles and methods for managing in such uncertain conditions and are termed Lean Startup Practices. The first session covers the key concepts, methods, when to use them and explain the terms like MVP, pivots, customer development, validated learning, product/market fit, innovation accounting. Next, the team will work through Lean Canvas, Value Proposition Canvas and Design Thinking to address Custom Discovery. The team will learn how to work through the Build-Measure-Learn loop and Agile Engineering for Customer Validation and Business Model Execution. Individuals and sub-teams will take up sample customer scenarios and problems and apply the Lean Startup techniques to address them. The teams will also bring their own problem scenarios (prepared as part of pre-work before starting course) and address them.

Learning Outcomes:

  • A good understanding of adversities faced in a typical startup, and how Lean Startup techniques are helpful in managing those situations
  • How Lean Startup principles and practices fit with other Agile product development management techniques
  • How to apply Design Thinking and Customer Development to complement Agile Development to round out the success in a Lean Startup
  • How to practically apply the techniques through exercises illustrating practical scenarios
  • How to address specific pain points in their organizations by applying Lean Startup principles and methods
  • An (optional) individualized development plan to apply them and take their expertise to the next level



About the Instructor:











Prakash Bettadapur

Prakash Bettadapur is an AgiLeanIT Managing Partner and Executive Coach. He is also currently the Chief Product Officer in Smart Home Sentry, a home security startup. He has over 20 years of engineering leadership, product development, organizational change leadership in various technology sectors. He has been in senior leadership roles in Bell-Northern Research, Nortel Networks and in Cisco Systems, managing multiple large teams in various locations in USA, Canada, India and other countries



Project Management Education Hours: 

Earn 8 PDUs (Technical - 8)

Meeting Leader: Hanu Malineni

Program Agenda:

08:30 AM - Sign In and Networking

09:00 AM - Workshop Begins

12:00 PM - Lunch Break

12:30M - Workshop Resumes

5:00 PM – Adjourn


Continental Breakfast, Coffee, and Lunch will be provided.

Attendees should indicate whether they want a vegetarian meal during the registration.

Plan Ahead Registration:

Early Bird:  PMISV member: $140     Non-PMISV member: $190

Regular:  PMISV member: $190   Non-PMISV member:  $240

At-the-Door Registration:  No walk-ins allowed. Please register for the course online in advance 


Cancellation Policy:

This event is a professional society meeting, held for the benefit of its members.

  • Cancellation before Early Bird Registration Date: Full refund
  • Cancellation between Early Bird Registration Date and Regular Registration Date: $30 cancellation fee; remaining amount refunded
  • Cancellation after Regular Registration Date and Day before workshop (by 5:00 PM Pacific): 50% refund

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Event Properties

Event Date 11-09-2019
Event End Date 11-09-2019
Registration Start Date 08-19-2019
Cut off date 11-08-2019
Original Price $240.00
Discounted Price $190.00 (Until 11-28-2019 00:00)
Location Mindrome Coworking Space & Private Office
We are no longer accepting registration for this event