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.
I was co-organising an innovation senior management offsite of a major logistics company. Hundreds of thousands of employees. Yes, even C-level management needed a few floors in a hotel to get together, the company was that big. It was remote, sunny, and balmy. Weaving in and out of the main collection area on one of […]
In order to understand real options, you need to understand financial options. Financial options are the biggest tectonic shift in finance of the 20th century. The main concept behind financial options is simple. In non-financial terms, an option gives you the right, but not the obligation, to buy or sell something at a pre-specified price, […]
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, […]
In this video, you will find out How it’s possible to build a 100 mpg car in 3 months How iterative product development with short cycles is much more powerful Why agile, lean, and scrum work outside of software development When developing software, nailing down the right process is a hard problem to solve. In […]
Assumptions can be expensive, particularly if they lead you to the wrong conclusions. One popular assumption is particular particularly expensive: dependencies are minimal, or inconsequential. Interestingly enough, the business world is only starting to discover what we have known for decades as software developers. Loosely coupled systems, whether in code or in business units, are much […]