How Asking Works: A Crash Course in Customer Discovery Questions

Grasshopper Herder

The post How Asking Works: A Crash Course in Customer Discovery Questions appeared first on GrasshopperHerder.com. Customer Development Lean Startup Generative Market Research Interview lean startupInterviewing strangers is a science as much as an art.

Straw Man Lean Enterprise

Grasshopper Herder

The enterprise adoption of lean startup principles is following much the same course as startup ecosystems adopting lean startup. It''s the Lean Hype Cycle. Lean Enterprise Lean Startups innovation ecosystem lean enterprise

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How to Make Good Lean Startup Hypotheses

Tim Kastelle

Part Eight in the Lean Startup Series When teams start out with lean startup, they often build hypotheses that are too precise – we assume we know more than we do. We need to start our lean startup process with discovery – and that is harder to hypothesise.

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The Magic in Lean Startup is Hypothesis Testing

Tim Kastelle

I’ve been running Lean LaunchPad programs for a couple of years now, and all along, I’ve thought that the number of customer development interviews that a team does is a good indicator of how successful they’ll be. The first one was textbook lean startup.

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What is Lean Innovation? Components and Examples

Moves the Needle

Lean Innovation Definition At Moves The Needle, we define lean innovation as “reducing waste in the discovery, creation, and delivering of new value to customers." We base Lean Innovation principles upon the 3 E’s of Lean Innovation : Empathy, Experiments and Evidence. And in practice, we combine three important ideas: design thinking, Lean Startup, and agile methodology. In this way, lean innovation and design thinking go hand in hand. Lean Innovation

GFi Innovation — Fall Training Course Schedule

Gregg Fraley

If you’re in the Chicago or Denver areas, check out these innovation training course offerings. Gregg Fraley Innovation (GFi) is offering three public courses in late October and early November. Click on the course title to register.

GFi Innovation Public Training Course

Gregg Fraley

Course Description: Innovation Intensive is a one day, deep dive, into fundamental and advanced concepts in innovation. It includes an overview of key frameworks ( Design Thinking, Agile, Lean, TRIZ, Synectics, Stage-Gate, CPS ) and their essential tools. Innovation Intensive .

Why We’re Digging Deep at Lean Startup Conference 2018

Moves the Needle

Lean Startup Week - this year known as Lean Startup Conference - has traditionally been a staple in the innovation industry for bringing both startups and enterprise companies alike into the same sphere in order to discuss advancements in strategy, tactics, ideas, and social impact.

Customer, Culture, and Learning: Takeaways from the Lean Startup Conference

Moves the Needle

Anyone who has ever attended Lean Startup Conference (previously known as Lean Startup Week) in the past knows that this annual event regularly features invigorating speakers that divulge the newest insights and innovations in modern management for a wide array of industries and company types.

The Role of Lean Innovation in Mergers and Acquisitions

Moves the Needle

You can use Lean Innovation techniques -- Empathy, Experiments, and Evidence to ensure the driving force is sustained through the integration. But of course, the real question is, “What do you mean by innovation?” Lean Innovation empathy work is a great way to understand the human side of acquisitions and again, this is from both sides of the table, acquirer and acquiree. Lean InnovationBased on the Shift Happens Podcast interview with Annette Mason.

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The Lean, Hyper-Vigilant Organization: Reflections from Ignite 2018

Planview Spigit

The rapid evolution of artificial intelligence, along with the rapid rise in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, are the two trends that define and that will decide the course of our world for generations to come.

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How SAY San Diego is Using Lean Innovation to Create Real Change

Moves the Needle

This is the story of how SAY San Diego is using Lean Innovation to create real, powerful change in their community. For SAY San Diego, we ran two Lean Innovation Bootcamps and Accelerators , and facilitated a two-hour leadership session in order to begin shifting their culture from status quo to value creation. Co-Authored by Heather Hiscox and Amelia Klawon Get the full case study to save for your records or to show to your leadership team here: Download Case Study.

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Treating Discovery Like Execution Will Kill Innovation

Tim Kastelle

As he’s been working more with established firms trying to innovate, his view has evolved – now he shows how discovery and execution integrate : This, of course, is another version of the ambidextrous organisation issue that Ralph Ohr has been digging into deeply.

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The Lean Scale-Up: Innovation & Entrepreneurship for New Ventures

Open Innovation EU

Think about The Lean Start-Up (Ries), Agile, Business Model Generation (Osterwalder) and Customer Development (Steve Blank). In my quest to place these tools into perspective, I generated a new integrative model: The Lean Scale-Up – how to get from start-up to scale-up.

Is Our Business Model Ready to Launch?

Tim Kastelle

Part 2 in The Lean Startup Series Why do new ventures fail? Here is what the Lean Startup team says : If you’re wondering which kind of risk you face, let me help you out: It’s customer risk. Lean LaunchPad flips research commercialisation on its head.

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Move Sooner and Faster Than You Think You Can

Tim Kastelle

Part 6 in The Lean Startup Series The day before we started our first Lean LaunchPad program with the CSIRO, Bill McKeague and I talked strategy over coffee. I often refer to that first one as our Minimum Viable Lean LaunchPad. It was, of course, classic Build-Measure-Learn.

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The How and Why of Customer Development

Tim Kastelle

Part 1 in The Lean Startup Series Henry Ford famously didn’t say: If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses. Over the past year, I’ve been running (with help, of course!) Ash Maurya’s book Running Lean is excellent.

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A Minimum Viable Product is an Object for Learning

Tim Kastelle

Part 5 in The Lean Startup Series The idea of a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) is frequently misunderstood. Here’s an example from our first Lean LaunchPad program. The Lean Startup approach is based on the Build-Measure-Learn loop.

What Assumptions Underlie Your Business?

Tim Kastelle

Hypothesis Testing for Lean Startups - Part Four in the Lean Startup Series Every social activity that we undertake is subject to underlying assumptions. Here is what it means for lean startups: every assumption is an innovation opportunity.

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How Big is Your Market and Where Will You Start?

Tim Kastelle

Part 3 in The Lean Startup Series Facebook currently has 1.55 In one of our Lean LaunchPad programs, we got Mick Liubinskas from Pollenizer and Muru-D in to talk about focus. If you’re doing a lean startup, you need to do two things.

How to Hold Effective Huddle Meetings via Video

Kainexus

Of course, everything has changed since then. Software Daily Lean ManagementThe number of people who work from home has been growing at a steady pace for years. Widespread high-speed internet access and a ton of new productivity applications made it possible for 4.7 million people , 3.4

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15 most important Innovation Theories your company should be using

Idea to Value

I would also remind everyone that all people who register for a free account with Idea to Value get access to a free mini-course on introducing the science of improving your creativity ( click here to get yours now ).

We Don’t Need More Mousetraps!

Tim Kastelle

Of course, the MVP version still requires you to load the cheese manually, but it’s a start. innovation lean startupImagine an island country where the only industry is making mousetraps – let’s call it Mousetrapia. And the people that live there are incredibly creative.

How to Find Your First Customers

Tim Kastelle

Part 7 in The Lean Startup Series We interviewed the plant manager and he said that they didn’t have any problems with scale, but we know that they do! That’s what a team working on anti-scaling technology reported back early in the Lean LaunchPad process.

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Understand What Lean Six Sigma Is Without Getting a Huge Headache

Idea Champions

While I never liked thinking of myself as a "vendor", I took the course. The difference between Six Sigma and Lean Six SigmaTen years ago, my company was a vendor to a Fortune 100 company devoted to SixSigma.

When Daily Huddles Go Astray

Kainexus

That’s all fine, of course, folks can use their huddle for whatever they like, but if your goal is to use your daily huddle as part of a continuous improvement initiative , there are some warning signs that all is not well. Daily Improvement Daily Lean Management

We Don’t Need More Mousetraps!

Tim Kastelle

Of course, the MVP version still requires you to load the cheese manually, but it’s a start. This is what is built into the lean startup approach , which is a good method for breaking out of the linear model problems. innovation lean startup

4 Week Startup - How We Did It | Collective Campus

Collectivecamp

Collective Campus recently held its first Lean Startup Short Course. The course, held for 20 hours over four weeks, brought together seven budding entrepreneurs and exposed them to the world of build, measure and learn

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Is Facebook the Next AOL?

CorporateIntel

I am suggesting that it could if Facebook does not radically rethink its business in real time and take immediate action to course correct. I used to like AOL. Back in the day we called it by its full name, America Online.

4 Week Startup - How We Did It | Collective Campus

Collectivecamp

Collective Campus recently held its first Lean Startup Short Course. The course, held for 20 hours over four weeks, brought together seven budding entrepreneurs and exposed them to the world of build, measure and learn

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Woulda-Coulda-Shoulda Innovation

Gregg Fraley

If you don’t have a pipeline, start one, and test the idea as cheaply as you can before you advance to the next stage of development (as in Lean Product Development ). Of course, those books are going to sort it all out for you! Time to Plan for 2016 Innovation Now.

Executives Meet to Discuss the ROI of Innovation

Moves the Needle

The trick in the enterprise, of course, is that when you’re an H1 execute business, your next phase is “End of life”, so you better be investing in Explore again. David discusses Innovation Accounting at the Lean Startup Conference in this video. News & Updates Lean Innovation

R&D Labs Don’t Bring New Innovations to Market

Moves the Needle

This of course begs the question whether the investment in invention was worthwhile. Lean InnovationWhy do R&D labs succeed in creating new technology, but fail at bringing these innovations to market? R&D labs don’t bring new innovations to market typically because they are charged with inventing new technology, but not the commercialization of those inventions. However, innovation requires bringing inventions to market. Innovation requires creating value.

4 Week Startup - How We Did It | Collective Campus

Collective Campus

Collective Campus recently held its first Lean Startup Short Course. The course, held for 20 hours over four weeks, brought together seven budding entrepreneurs and exposed them to the world of build, measure and learn

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Improv for Business

Gregg Fraley

There are laughs of course, but that’s incidental to the ideas being furiously written down in notebooks. ” What I mean is you could use Improv problem solving tools with Agile, Lean, Design Thinking, or CPS. Improv is a Swiss Army Knife for Problem Solving.

Accelerate Innovation — With Experiential Learning

Gregg Fraley

Design Thinking, Agile, CPS/Osborn-Parnes, Lean, TRIZ and other innovation frameworks all have some scaffolding built-in. His Innovation Facilitation training courses provide cutting edge tools and techniques, including his proprietary tools.

What is Digital Transformation in Business and Why is it Important?

Moves the Needle

One way to combat this is to use the process of Lean Innovation to alleviate some of the uncertainty and guide the strategy based on evidence (data + insights). But for the other 84% of organizations who are mired inside of a change and have lost their way, or for those who are in the beginning stage of their digital transformation journey, going it alone might not be the best course of action. Lean Innovation

The fallacy of "modern" management when it comes to innovation management

Moves the Needle

His very lean progressive assembly process was the result. The Toyota Production System largely grew out of this dilemma, attempting to leverage the “leanness” of Ford’s production system is a world of increasing complexity and market differentiation. This is Lean Startup.

Momentum — Team Effectiveness Training

Gregg Fraley

It can augment, Lean, Design Thinking or Agile approaches. This is offered for one organization at a time (not a public course) but the workshop can accommodate more than one team. Momentum. …Accelerating Teams Through Assessment and Training.

Top 5 Consulting Firms for Innovation and Digital Transformation in 2019

Moves the Needle

Bionic leans heavy on tech nomenclature. A Salesforce for the management consulting set, based in Switzerland, the firm has diversified into a 360-degree business that includes in-person workshops, digital courses and books. Lean InnovationDigital transformation is more than saying “We are doing business in the 21st century, using 21st century tools.”

Key Innovation Issues for 2016 and Beyond

Integrative Innovation

In the course of this first month of 2016, I was asked a couple of times what my prospects are for the year ahead when it comes to key innovtion issues. It requires a more deliberated approach, such as the lean startup process, design thinking or a combination thereof.

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5 Things to stop doing to enable enterprise innovation

Moves the Needle

Of course, speaking to customers about their problems without having any defined product or solution roadmap in mind may seem awkward and even scary to many corporate employees (especially engineers and product developers). Lean Innovation

5 Excuses of companies that don't innovate (and how to overcome them)

Moves the Needle

At Intuit, MTN Co-Founder Aaron Eden started the snowball by running “LeanStartIN” workshops under the radar to teach lean startup to small handfuls of colleagues. Of course not. To get started: Run internal lean startup hackathons, where the process rewards iterative learning over solution building. Form a monthly meetup (like a happy hour) for all employees interested in design thinking and lean startup ideas. At the core of Lean Innovation is customer empathy.

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