It’s okay if you don’t know exactly where you’re going – because things are always changing – just so long as you’re focused on the Right Things. BUT, this is really hard at a startup precisely because everything is always changing. It’s essential that your developers are okay with these points. It drives me a […]
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 […]
Maybe it’s all the time I spend with startups, but while I strongly value Scrum’s ideas behind self-organizing teams & continual feedback – I can’t help but feel Kanban represents the next level of agility, giving us more flexibility and capitalizing on the lessons we’ve learned from Lean. Scrum A lot of people tend to […]
Abby Fichtner is The Hacker Chick. She helps people build amazing things and push the edge on what's possible.
She's taught for MIT and Harvard, worked with Fortune 100 organizations and hundreds of startups, and been named an Innovation Amplifier by the Boston Globe, one of the Top 25 Women in Boston Tech, and -- her favorite -- Boston's Startup Gaurdian Angel.
Today, she spends most of her time working on her art and helping individuals and organizations with Innovation, Creativity, and Pushing the Edge on What's Possible.