Agile Vs. Lean Startup

Posted August 18, 2011 by Joshua Kerievsky

Lean Startup is a disciplined, scientific and capital efficient method for discovering and building products and services that people love.

It rocks.

It rocks far more than Agile.

Here's a table to illustrate some differences (sorry for not defining each term, I'll leave that as an exercise for you):

AgileLean Startup
Product RoadmapBusiness Model Canvas
Product VisionProduct Market Fit
Release PlanMinimal Viable Product
Sprint ReviewPivot or Persevere Decision
On-Site Customer"Get Out Of The Building"
User StoryHypothesis
Backlog"To Learn" List
Definition of DoneValidated Learning
Customer FeedbackCustomer Validation
Acceptance TestSplit Test
Mock ObjectFeature Fake
Continuous IntegrationContinuous Deployment
Certified Scrum MasterCustomer Success Manager
Lean Startup makes the best parts of Agile more lean and combines them with the brilliant Customer Development process.

I suggest that you start learning about Lean Startup right away and go buy Eric's book.