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The articles in this section provide information about how to incorporate the Rapid Learning Cycles Framework into your company's Product Development Process, how to integrate it with related processes and how to adapt it to specific situations.
Disruptive innovation programs require innovation teams to challenge assumptions about your industry, your company, your customers and your competitors.
Such teams have a lot to learn, and innovation experts have not given good advice to teams about how to organize themselves to find such opportunities. . .
Most organizations who are now using Rapid Learning Cycles started with a pilot program. This program asked the question, "Can the Rapid Learning Cycles framework help OUR organization the way it's helped other organizations like ours?"
A good pilot team experience tests this hypothesis, and it helps the team gain...
How can you make sure that a pilot team succeeds every time?
Make sure that the team has defined all of their objectives from the beginning, with success criteria, including those...
Some prominent authors in Product Development have criticized the Phase Gate Product Development Process as an outdated process that introduces unnecessary barriers to the flow of work in product development.
These authors forget that Phase Gate PDPs tame the chaos that exists when there is no PDP at all. . .
Rapid Learning Cycles can scale up to meet the needs of a complex product development organization, but it helps to preserve as much local flexibility as possible.
When a Global Product Development Process goes into too much detail, the process itself can become an obstacle course that a team needs to navigate. At the same time, it's helpful for teams working in different parts of the organization to use the same vocabulary and overall framework to describe their product development work. . .
Novak Djokovic just accomplished something that hasn't been done in nearly 50 years: he now holds all four major titles - simultaneously. He is so dominant, in part, because his game is astonishingly flexible, making him a surprising, responsive and tenacious competitor.
The Rapid Learning Cycles framework works so well in early product development because it is a flexible framework, that dictates only the minimum structures required to give definition to the "fuzzy front end". . .