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Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Inspiring Stories of Garage Start-Ups!


When a business starts off in a low-budget garage, it's commonly known as a 'garage start-up,' and while many of these are usually doomed to fail, there are a handful of lucky ones that go on to become multinational companies of epic proportions. These stories prove that success is less to do with the amount of money invested, and more to do with ideas, courage, and dedication.

Here are 7 hugely successful businesses that started off in a garage:

1. Amazon


Way back in 1994, Jeff Bezos founded one of the first online bookstores ever. At that time, its 'headquarters' was located in his garage, with an old door serving as his desk. As of today, Amazon is by far the planet's biggest online retailer, and Bezos even has his own aerospace, called Blue Origin, which manufactures and services spacecrafts.

2. Apple

The very first Apple computers were assembled by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak in Jobs' family's garage. This year, Apple is planning to finish building its new company headquarters, which will accommodate around 13,000 employees. This futuristic structure will take up a 2.8 million-square-foot area, and will be four stories high.


3. Google


The internet's most dominant search engine was originally two Stanford graduates' research project. Today, apart from doing what it does best, Google is also involved in various technological and scientific advancements, such as augmented reality, unmanned vehicles, and early disease detection.

4. Microsoft



Back in the good old days, the Microsoft team only consisted of three employees, including co-founders Paul Allen and Bill Gates. Today, Bill Gates is one of the richest men in the world, and Microsoft employs more than 120,000 people from all over the world.
Arthur Davidson and his childhood friend William S. Harley used to enjoy spending time in a wooden shack, experimenting on their bicycles together when they were children. They once succeeded in attaching a tiny engine to a regular bicycle, thus giving birth to their very first motorcycle. Little did they know that this would be the prototype for the world's most iconic bike ever!


5. Harley Davidson




Arthur Davidson and his childhood friend William S. Harley used to enjoy spending time in a wooden shack, experimenting on their bicycles together when they were children. They once succeeded in attaching a tiny engine to a regular bicycle, thus giving birth to their very first motorcycle. Little did they know that this would be the prototype for the world's most iconic bike ever!

6. Patagonia




Yvon Chouinard has been a climbing enthusiast since the age of 14. However, his family was too poor to buy the equipment he needed, so he resorted to turning his parents' garage into a blacksmithing workshop. There, he began to forge his own equipment, and 40 years on, his company, called Patagonia, still manufactures durable climbing equipment for clients from all across the globe.

7. Yankee Candle




When he was only 14 years old, Michael Kittredge used melted crayons to make a scented candle as a present for his parents. His neighbors d the smell and took an interest, and soon Kittredge was selling his candles all over the neighborhood. Today, the Yankee Candle Company sells a wide range of scented candles and souvenirs in over 50 countries around the world, and the first ever Yankee Candle Shop has now been turned into a local museum.

Sumber : Milis Bizinov2010-Community 

Monday, 3 July 2017

Penerapan SCRUM pada Selain Proyek Teknologi Informasi

Status : Draft


Agile Manifesto



Ilustasi Agile Oleh Lynne Cazaly
Berikut adalah poin-poin Agile Manifesto yang perlu kita ingat :

  1. Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
    Lebih mengutamakan anggota-anggota tim yang terlibat dan interaksi sesama anggota tim ketimbang proses dan alat-alat.
  2. Working software (Let’s replace that with “Deliverables with value”) over comprehensive documentation
    Mengutamakan software (bisa kita ganti dengan "Produk yang memiliki nilai") yang bekerja ketimbang dokumentasi yang komprehensif
  3. Customer collaboration over contract negotiation
    Mengutamakan kolabasi dengan pelanggan ketimbang negosiasi kontrak
  4. Responding to change over following a plan
    Mengutamakan merespon perubahan yang terjadi ditengah jalan ketimbang terlalu kaku mengikuti rencana yang sudah disusun diawal. 

Kanban Board

Untuk kanband board, kita dapat menggunakan Wekan, The open-source Trello-like kanban [5]
Kanban Board [4]


Referensi


  1. How do you implement SCRUM in non-IT projects?, https://www.quora.com/How-do-you-implement-SCRUM-in-non-IT-projects
  2. How non-IT or non-software teams can use Agile methodologies?, http://www.nqicorp.com/en/2016/10/27/how-non-it-or-non-software-teams-can-use-agile-methodologies/
  3. Applying Agile to Non-Software Projects, https://www.meistertask.com/blog/agile-project-management-non-software-projects/
  4. Kanban Board, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kanban_board
  5. Wekan, The open-source Trello-like kanban, https://wekan.github.io/
  6. Scrum 101: Introduction to Scrum, https://www.slideshare.net/arriellemali/scrum-101-introduction-to-scrum
  7. 4 tips: How to introduce Scrum effectively?, http://startupfreak.net/4-tips-introduce-scrum-effectively/
  8. Scrum Training Series, http://scrumtrainingseries.com/
  9. User Stories for your Product Backlog, https://www.slideshare.net/rwirdemann/user-stories-for-your-product-backlog