Hypothesis Testing Trello Board

The Trello kanban board that we use ourselves to track and manage hypothesis tests and experiments in our business. It saves a ton of time (and paper) and works really well when you're collaborating across different sites.

Lean Startup Experiment Board

Hypothesis Testing trello board

What's it for?

The Intrapreneur Nation Hypothesis Testing Board is a lean, Kanban-style Trello board that you can use to track progress of your lean startup experiments.  It’s totally free to access. No opt-in or sign-up required. It’ll save you a TON of time prioritizing, tracking and managing your lean startup experiments.  

The board has 7 columns. The Assumptions Backlog is for recording and prioritizing your business model assumptions and risks. The Plan, Build, Measure and Learn columns are for tracking progress of experiments as you build and run them. Finally, the Valid Assumptions and Invalid Assumptions columns are for storing your completed experiment cards.

Use the board to give management visibility of what you and your team are working on, assign work to team members and keep a permanent record of the results of all your experiments.

How to Get Started

Step 1.

Anyone can view the template board that we’ve created. But to edit and use it in anger, you’ll first need to create a Trello account (it’s free) if you don’t have one already.

Step 2.

Next copy the board to your own account. Open the board's menu, then click "More" and choose "Copy Board."

Step 3.

For each assumption you want to log, copy the Experiment Template card. Click on the pencil icon on the template card, then “Copy”

Step 4.

Record all the assumptions about your business model in the Assumptions Backlog

Step 5.

Create one card for each assumption - fill in the Assumption section of the Experiment Card.

Step 6.

Add labels to each card to identify which aspect of your business model the assumption relates to.

Step 7.

Prioritize your assumptions by dragging cards up and down in the list.

Step 8.

When you’re ready to begin running some experiments, drag those cards to the Plan column and complete the Test section of the card.

Step 9.

As you build out and run the test to collect data, move the cards through the Build and Measure columns to track progress.

Step 10.

With data gathering complete, move the card to the Learn column and complete the analysis of your data.

Step 11.

If there are follow-up experiments to run, create a new card in the Assumptions Backlog. Then move your card to either the Valid Assumptions or Invalid Assumptions columns to keep a record of what you have learned.

We use this tool internally all the time and think it's great. So let us know how you get on with it!

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