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How Do Software Startups Pivot? Empirical Results from a Multiple Case Study [chapter]

Sohaib Shahid Bajwa, Xiaofeng Wang, Anh Nguven Duc, Pekka Abrahamsson
2016 Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing  
In this study, we focused on understanding the pivoting processes of software startups, and identified the triggering factors and pivot types.  ...  The existing research and knowledge on software startup pivots are very limited.  ...  Acknowledgement We are thankful to Pertti Seppänen from University of Oulu, Finland for his help and support in conducting this study.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-40515-5_14 fatcat:hu5fow5trvdvjgbxsjxvd5tmwq

"Failures" to be celebrated: an analysis of major pivots of software startups

Sohaib Shahid Bajwa, Xiaofeng Wang, Anh Nguyen Duc, Pekka Abrahamsson
2016 Empirical Software Engineering  
In this study, we aimed at identifying the major types of pivots that software startups make during their startup processes, and highlighting the factors that fail software projects and trigger pivots.  ...  In the context of software startups, project failure is embraced actively and considered crucial to obtain validated learning that can lead to pivots.  ...  To decide if a startup is software startup and if the pivot described is a real pivot, we used the definition of software startup (defined in the beginning of Section 1) and pivot (defined in Section 2.3  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10664-016-9458-0 fatcat:cpyl3d4nkrfmnmucoh6dsykdta

From MVPs to pivots: a hypothesis-driven journey of two software startups [article]

Dron Khanna, Anh Nguyen-Duc, Xiaofeng Wang
2018 arXiv   pre-print
Software startups have emerged as an interesting multiperspective research area.  ...  We identified relationships among business hypotheses and MVPs via ethnography and post-mortem analysis in two software star- tups.  ...  Pivots in software startups are common to occur and discussed by various scholars.  ... 
arXiv:1808.05630v1 fatcat:a7wse76c3zdkrevsicfkp2rdaa

Are Software Startups Applying Agile Practices? The State of the Practice from a Large Survey [chapter]

Jevgenija Pantiuchina, Marco Mondini, Dron Khanna, Xiaofeng Wang, Pekka Abrahamsson
2017 Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing  
The adoption of agile practices can be further complicated in software startups that adopt the Lean Startup approach.  ...  This study targets at a better understanding of the use of agile practices in software startups, with a particular focus on lean startups.  ...  However, the result regarding pivoting reported in Sect. 4.2 does not conform to this expectation. Further investigation is needed to understand the pivoting in software startups.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-57633-6_11 fatcat:huaeikreuzg25a2sff77vad5my

Software Startups - A Research Agenda

Michael Unterkalmsteiner, Pekka Abrahamsson, Wang XiaoFeng, Anh Nguyen-Duc, Syed Shah, Sohaib Shahid Bajwa, Guido H. Baltes, Kieran Conboy, Eoin Cullina, Denis Dennehy, Henry Edison, Carlos Fernandez-Sanchez (+15 others)
2016 e-Informatica Software Engineering Journal  
This paper's research agenda focuses on software engineering in startups, identifying, in particular, 70+ research questions in the areas of supporting startup engineering activities, startup evolution  ...  models and patterns, ecosystems and innovation hubs, human aspects in software startups, applying startup concepts in non-startup environments, and methodologies and theories for startup research.  ...  Similarly, certain types of pivots are more relevant to software startups e.g. zoom in pivot: a pivot where one feature of a product become the whole product as in the case of Flickr.  ... 
doi:10.5277/e-inf160105 dblp:journals/eInformatica/Unterkalmsteiner16 fatcat:wov4bsy665bztaoovnv7qbmuzu

Product Innovation through Internal Startup in Large Software Companies: A Case Study

Henry Edison, Xiaofeng Wang, Pekka Abrahamsson
2016 2016 42th Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications (SEAA)  
How large software companies can leverage internal startups in software product innovation is not fully understood due to the scarcity of the relevant studies.  ...  Internal startups have been promoted as one way to foster product innovation in large companies, which allows them to innovate as startups do.  ...  Pivot is common to any startup, since it could prevent the startup from bankruptcy if time between pivots is minimised.  ... 
doi:10.1109/seaa.2016.36 dblp:conf/euromicro/EdisonWA16 fatcat:zetgzjbdebdorkqpnzxg5nxz6i

Lean Internal Startups for Software Product Innovation in Large Companies: Enablers and Inhibitors

Henry Edison, Nina M. Smørsgård, Xiaofeng Wang, Pekka Abrahamsson
2018 Journal of Systems and Software  
Meanwhile, the awareness and use of the Lean startup approach have grown rapidly amongst the software startup community in recent years.  ...  This study investigates how Lean internal startup facilitates software product innovation in large companies and identifies its enablers and inhibitors.  ...  There are 10 types of pivot proposed in (Ries, 2011) : zoom-in pivot, zoom-out pivot, customer segment pivot, customer need pivot, platform pivot, business architecture pivot, value capture pivot, engine  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jss.2017.09.034 fatcat:iyve5ri3b5cudi2h35jzunl6zy

Combining User-Centered Design and Lean Startup with Agile Software Development: A Case Study of Two Agile Teams [chapter]

Ingrid Signoretti, Larissa Salerno, Sabrina Marczak, Ricardo Bastos
2020 Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing  
The combined use of User-Centered Design and Lean Startup with Agile Development has been pointed out by the literature as a manner to boost software development.  ...  Lean Startup, on the other hand, supplements the triad combination by bringing the Build-Measure-Learn cycle and the concept of pivoting, either the problem understanding or the proposed solution.  ...  Related Work Combine UCD and Lean Startup with Agile software development have been a hot topic in the context of software development [4, 16] .  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-030-49392-9_3 fatcat:kzzrohygknfudar6hpzqmrrmg4

The entrepreneurial logic of startup software development: A study of 40 software startups [article]

Anh Nguyen-Duc, Kai-Kristian Kemell, Pekka Abrahamsson
2021 arXiv   pre-print
The need to understand product development in startups and to provide relevant support are highlighted in software research.  ...  Context: Software startups are an essential source of innovation and software-intensive products.  ...  More recently, Table 2 2 Software startup phenomenon and their possible connections to entrepreneurial logics Phenomenon Description Reference Judgment Software pivot A pivot is a strategic change  ... 
arXiv:2103.07999v1 fatcat:jtgnximvabgg7i4mueemsgtoem

QFD embedded Agile approach on IT startups project management

Raluca Dovleac, Andreea Ionica, Monica Leba, Albert W. K. Tan
2020 Cogent Business & Management  
Given the significant role of startups in the wellbeing of the economy and considering that more than half of the existing startups either work or have activities related to the IT field, in the current  ...  paper we have proposed a model meant to aid IT startups in their development process and in achieving customer satisfaction while ensuring the quality of deliverables.  ...  It covered the requirements of the analyzed startups in each stage of the development process, and furthermore, it adapted for the requirements of a startup that required a pivot in order to remain competitive  ... 
doi:10.1080/23311975.2020.1782658 fatcat:w5blwpo2rffcjo5m34bpv5y32q

Employee-Driven Innovation to Fuel Internal Software Startups: Preliminary Findings [article]

Anastasiia Tkalich, Nils Brede Moe, Tor Sporsem
2021 arXiv   pre-print
This study explores this argument by examining two internal software startups in companies aligned with the principles of EDI and with a strong focus on innovation.  ...  To keep up with the pace of innovation, established companies are increasingly relying on internal software startups.  ...  In such a situation, the innovators may lose the freedom to pivot and experiment, which is considered crucial for all startups [3] .  ... 
arXiv:2107.12659v1 fatcat:yvhe3z3gnnbzhfaicic5aauh7u

Study of an Improved Fuzzy Direct Torque Control of Induction Motor

Dong Ming, Tang Yong-qi, Song Hai-liang, Wang Bing-jie
2013 TELKOMNIKA (Telecommunication Computing Electronics and Control)  
Second, the nonlinearities and uncertainties exist in the system make the control precision poor. So the combined simulation model is built based on the software AMESim and Simulink.  ...  The fuzzy inference rules and parameters of the controller are also presented in this paper.  ...  Combined simulation model based on the software AMESim Build simulation model in the software AMESim under the sketch mode as shown in Figure 2 .  ... 
doi:10.12928/telkomnika.v11i4.1159 fatcat:bd4wbne6fzantpcuagr7caea7i

Fuzzy Adaptive PID Control of a New Hydraulic Erecting Mechanism

Liang Li, Jian Xie, Wei Li
2013 TELKOMNIKA (Telecommunication Computing Electronics and Control)  
Second, the nonlinearities and uncertainties exist in the system make the control precision poor. So the combined simulation model is built based on the software AMESim and Simulink.  ...  The fuzzy inference rules and parameters of the controller are also presented in this paper.  ...  Combined simulation model based on the software AMESim Build simulation model in the software AMESim under the sketch mode as shown in Figure 2 .  ... 
doi:10.12928/telkomnika.v11i4.1183 fatcat:rx6iaseukbegthl6gqlwykcfqm

Towards Reasoning About Pivoting in Startups and Large Enterprises with i* [chapter]

Vik Pant, Eric Yu, Albert Tai
2017 Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing  
In the main section, we present a model showing various types of pivoting options that are available to a healthcare software (mobile application) startup.  ...  The case concerns a software startup in Toronto that is facing pivoting decisions. The company offers an instant messaging service to healthcare practitioners.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-70241-4_14 fatcat:wpcigwtfxrdthng6eu3hlzbhli

Competency-Industry Relatedness (C-IR) Framework for Sustained Business Growth in Startups during and beyond Pandemic: Myths and Lessons from Publicly Funded Innovative Startups

Varun Gupta, Luis Rubalcaba
2021 Sustainability  
Diversification in the same (or different industry) is less risky for startups if they have the skills, as needed, to diversify in related industries.  ...  Diversification in related industries helps startups leverage their experiences and learning curves (those associated with existing product lines) to adapt their existing products in new markets, or utilize  ...  Development/manufacturing location Software Development/Product Manufacturing Location (In-House of Third Parties) To analyze if a startup preferred to have software development (for software products)  ... 
doi:10.3390/su13094632 fatcat:4rdenx2o2nhsfm7wsiislqwn54
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