Our top topic – should we try harder to get ‘startup’ people involved with this group?

New people continue to attend and add value to our conversations! Our topics discussed this week, and the associated notes:

  • Should we try harder to get ‘startup’ people involved with this group?
    • Use Facebook
    • Get sponsors – ACS, E29, CBRIN, ANU
    • Present at Barcamp
  • Does Canberra have a startup guide for startups?
    • CBRIN
    • CBR Startup book – reference to come later
    • Let’s sync CBRIN with the Seattle Startup 100 list
    • The ANU TechLauncher
  • How do we make time to learn new things?
    • HR – time and budget allocated
    • A Google 20 sprint
    • A Google 20 allocation of velocity
    • Be bite-sized
    • Remember conferences and classes
  • How do you do a whole-business level retrospective?
    • At team level first and then bubble up
    • Scaling Up by Verne Harnish


The topics proposed, but not discussed:

  • Does learning imply action?
  • What is bimodal IT?
  • How do we enable Barcamp?
  • What are you doing?


Please join us and add to the dialog! We have a special session on Feb 29, Leap Year Lean Coffee – it only happens once every 4 years.