Updated 6 days ago
The tech startup mindset of "Move fast and break things" is not acceptable. Our balanced team of Lean product design & management, and Agile (specifically XP) engineering, meets waterfall regulatory requirements written by a large bureaucracy. The regulations, while arguably byzantine in many of their specifics, are driven by a shared motivation to prevent harm to patients. Lean-Agile processes, born out of generations of startups learning to iterate efficiently towards well-tested solutions, incorporate the latest thinking on how to avoid waste and reduce risk... Our challenge has been to negotiate between the goals of regulation and the practicalities of agile processes. We've made strides towards automating away many of the busywork requirements, but it's an ongoing tension... Led refreshingly by a majority female executive team, we're a mix of medical devices and consumer software, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, nonprofits and consumer startups. This team's cultural contrasts..
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