Better Decisions Lead To Easier Implementations...

Types of Knowledge Gaps

What is the best architecture for RLCI's public and community web sites? What does someone who's just purchased a book need from us to encourage them to go further?

Do the Rapid Learning Cycles workshops work TOO well?

After a disappointing website launch in 2016, we regrouped this year and turned to a proven framework for managing a program with high uncertainty: Rapid Learning Cycles.

This week's Knowledge Brief describes how we used the Rapid Learning Cycles framework inside RLCI to prepare for the release of our new web site - in half the time we'd planned.

We achieved these results despite a major business disruption, questions that turned out to be a lot bigger than we thought they were during our Kickoff Event, and expanding scope.

Don't worry—we are not going to make the workshops less effective.  But if you've been on the fence about Rapid Learning Cycles because you think your programs are too small, too fuzzy or too broad, read about how we used Rapid Learning Cycles to develop new solutions to our most important problems at RLCI.

Key Takeaways

      • No program is too small for a few Rapid Learning Cycles.
      • Better decisions lead to faster implementation because we did not get stuck in long, slow loopbacks and ran into few unanticipated problems.
      • We dropped Rapid Learning Cycles once we moved into Execution Mode, but continued to use Agile project management methods that enabled us to capitalize on opportunities to move faster.


Better Decisions Lead To Easier Implementations: How Rapid Learning Cycles Helped Us Get Our New Site Up in Half the Time 




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posted Jul 25, 9:57 pm (987 days ago)