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Session Name: Scaling Product Development at a 'Lean Startup': Agile at IMVU
Speaker(s): James Birchler
Company Name(s): IMVU, Inc.
Track / Format: Production
Overview: IMVU is sometimes referred to as the original 'Lean Startup', having successfully blended Agile methodologies with Customer Development methodologies. This lecture focuses on IMVUs product development process, and the hard won learning which has allowed it to evolve and scale with company growth. Topics include foundations for successful Scrum implementation in the organization, specific Agile methodologies used and why, detailed description of the Scrum team calendar and planning process, and how IMVU uses retrospectives, postmortems, and '5 Whys' to continuously evolve the product development process and ensure Engineering delivers successfully for customers and the Product Management organization.

GDC Online 2010

James Birchler

IMVU, Inc.

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