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

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.

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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6 Keys to Making Collaborative Innovation Successful

Speaker: Soren Kaplan, Founder of InnovationPoint

the course of writing Leapfrogging. Words and catchphrases like lean in, enable, platform, and, of course, disrup- tion are all the rage.

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 .

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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Drilling Into Lean UX

Boxes and Arrows

Overall I found Lean UX to be an incredibly insightful and helpful compilation of principles and suggestions for practice/improving process and collaboration as outlined in my review of the book. Are there ways of, for instance, breaking into smaller teams for Lean UX while still tackling larger solutions that you have seen work well? Have you thought any more and/or discovered ways to bridge the gap to a more Lean UX approach for those sorts of environments?

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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.

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.

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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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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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.

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.

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.

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 ).

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.

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

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.

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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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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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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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

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.

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.

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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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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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.

My New Project — Unpacking the Innovator’s Gift

Leanstack

Over the last nine years, I’ve published two best-selling books: Running Lean and Scaling Lean. That collaboration, however, was short-lived, as I had already committed to writing my second book, Scaling Lean , which sucked up most of my time.

The Problem With Problems

Leanstack

Taking the First Business Model Snapshot “Set a timer for 20 minutes and take a first snapshot of your idea on a Lean Canvas.” Steve interjects: “Wasn’t the goal validating the problem assumptions on the Lean Canvas?” “Yes,

An Answer to the Pains of Integrating Agile and UX

Boxes and Arrows

It turns out that Jeff Gothelf, author of Lean UX (the book I’m reviewing here) has also faced the same challenges. The answer situates itself within the Lean approach to product development. A lot of people seem to confuse Lean with Agile, and while they share some common characteristics, I would say that Lean is far more prescriptive. Lean UX has its own challenges. Book Reviews lean I recently attended UXPA 2013 in D.C.

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Don’t Start With an MVP

Leanstack

He’s come to terms that bringing his vision to life is going to take it’s due course, but he’s not in a hurry. Most people incorrectly boil the Lean Startup down to 2 things: Start with an MVP and run lots of experiments. entrepreneurship innovation lean-startup mvp

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

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

4 Ways to Amplify Digital Innovation in 2018

Gregg Fraley

Of course, this new team will make for interesting dynamics (read: conflict). Learn 4 Ways to Amplify Digital Innovation in 2018. Alignment, Team Diversity, Knowledge & MoshPits. The challenges facing innovation leaders, facing 2018 is — how do you integrate new digital capability?

Serious About Your Social Mission? Innovate It.

Leapfrogging

A “lean” approach amplifies both profits and purpose. A new book by Silicon Valley tech veteran and innovation advocate Ann Mei Chang, Lean Impact: How to Innovate for Radically Greater Social Good explores the unique challenges that can deter social innovation.

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