The Elements of Project Management for Rapid Learning Cycles Teams adopting the Rapid Learning Cycles framework for the first time often stumble over the basics of how to manage a program that has such an unconventional structure. Rapid Learning Cycles are, by definition, fast and cyclical. I’ve written elsewhere about how traditional project management tools, […]
Most innovation programs are one long, slow learning cycle. Once an idea has passed the screening phase and acquired the budget and resources necessary for execution, it typically passes into a product development process. If it’s a different type of innovation, sponsors still expect teams to make plans for this work. Sometimes teams need to […]
A Glossary of Key Concepts and Useful Terms You may have heard some of these terms used elsewhere. The precise definitions we give here are one of the secrets to our repeatable success. By applying rigor where rigor is useful, we avoid miscommunication around the most important things our teams need to discuss. A -C […]
When people with Agile experience see the Rapid Learning Cycles framework, it looks familiar. That’s not an accident. Our first attempts with Rapid Learning Cycles used Scrum. We knew that some people in the Scrum world, including some well-known consultants, were zealous in
To the average person, “agile” means “able to move quickly and easily.” Product development is often perceived to be too slow, take too long, and lack the ability to respond to new information that may come in late in a program.