Politicians love claiming they are supporting job growth and innovation. But are they really? Or does it just sound good?
The actual results of agile are significantly below what is promised. Most companies (often including vendors) applying agile focus on process, because that’s how they think they’ll get efficiency gains. But they miss key subtle points underlying how agile really works when it delivers 15x gains.
First discover the outcomes your customer cares about. Then do everything else, including product discovery.
If your time frames are spinning out of control, it might be due this easily overlooked subtlety
Resource optimization at most companies is still a bit medieval.
Fix this _one_ thing, when you feel constantly weighed down by scheduling pressures and the passing of time
Adaptive innovation focuses on building and releasing new products in high levels of uncertainty, and optimizing resources as you go. Not just up front at the planning stage. So you release new products faster.
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Unsurprising confession: when I was a scrappy young bachelor, I’d hit the clubs with friends. In a nightclub, anything can happen. I’ve started relationships, albeit not very healthy ones. Lots of Schwarzenegger bodies without Schwarzenegger minds emit intimidating body language. Even the roof can collapse (even though it’s unlikely). By combining vodka and Red Bull,…