For the past five years, we have been working with clients to integrate the best ideas from Agile Development, Innovation Management and Lean Product Development into a repeatable process to help you get your best ideas to market faster.
The Rapid Learning Cycles Framework brings clarity and focus to the "fuzzy front end" of innovation, without sacrificing creative freedom. It is the only method for product development I have ever seen that has the potential to get products to market earlier than expected, rather than late. It's the only one that pushes decisions backwards and pulls learning forward so that teams have the input they need to develop more innovative solutions.
The Shortest Distance Between You and Your New Product: How Innovators Use Rapid Learning Cycles to Get Their Best Ideas to Market Faster describes why this framework helps innovators bring their products to life faster than any other approach by striking the right balance between disciplined execution and freedom to innovate.
Since 2012, I've written over 50 Knowledge Briefs, delivered more than a dozen conference workshops and implemented Rapid Learning Cycles with over two dozen clients around the world.
These are some of the results we're seeing and hearing:
Rapid Learning Cycles can help any innovation team that wants to get new products into the market quickly.
When I go into a company, I see and hear the frustrations, disappointments and overload that plagues development teams. I see visionary innovations that get stifled by too much risk, overload and procedures that don't fit the need. I've heard the appeals to "process discipline" on one side, or "break the rules" on the other that lead teams away from their best possible product. I've experienced the excitement of Rapid Learning Cycles that spread organically within companies - because scientists, engineers and marketers see that their colleagues don't have these problems - instead, they can bring their best ideas to fruition.
I want Rapid Learning Cycles to reach every R & D team in the world that wants to get new products to market faster.
Join us for this two day intense training for people who are serious about Rapid Learning Cycles. If you are ready to dive in, this workshop will give you the skills and confidence you need to stand in front of a team and guide them through their first experience with the Rapid Learning Cycles Framework. If you are considering Rapid Learning Cycles, this will equip you with the information, real-world examples and experience to build the case for your company's first Rapid Learning Cycles driven program
They all need to get their best ideas to market as fast as possible. They need to achieve the mastery of innovation.
When these companies needed to accelerate time-to-market, get more new products to customers, and improve their ROI from investments in R&D, they turned to Lean Product Development to help them master the process of innovation. By adapting Lean ideas to their specific product development challenges, they learned how to focus innovation on the problems that would maximize customer and business value, and deliver on their best ideas.
The Mastery of Innovation: A Field Guide to Lean Product Development describes the experiences of 19 companies that have achieved significant results from Lean Product Development. Their stories show that Lean Product Development delivers results.
I learned a lot, it answered a lot of questions I had about how lean can be applied to a process that is largely a design function. . .that has directly translated into our own initiatives.
I liked hearing other people's questions, sharing their A3s, and sharing their own experiences. There was an A3 on the topic and the class stayed on topic--Katherine kept it organized.
We learned how to look at product development in a different way. . .We learned there is no universal solution, you have to take general principles and then customize them to your own needs.
It was a great introduction to all of the fundamentals of lean for product development, I got an understanding of all the major themes of lean for PD...that was really a good way to learn.
Katherine Radeka's "LPD Basics" class helped us jump start our lean product development program at Nielsen-Kellerman.
We've moved our Resource Center to the new Rapid Learning Cycles Framework Resource Center at this address: http://community.rapidlearningcycles.com
The new site is dedicated to the Rapid Learning Cycles framework - which is our proven approach to doing Lean Product Development - without necessarily talking about Lean.
I hope you will join us there!