Highly touted methodologies, such as Agile, Lean, and Design Thinking, leave many organizations bamboozled by an unprecedented array of processes, tools and methods for product development. Many teams meet their peril trying to make sense of these options. So how do the methods fit together to achieve the right outcome, and what's the right balance? What’s the best approach for your circumstances?
Blindly applying any model, framework, or method seldom delivers the desired result. Agile began as a better answer for delivering software. Lean focuses on product success. Design thinking is an approach for exploring opportunities and problems to solve.
Convention is dead in the modern age—there are no rules, and job roles are so last century. It’s no wonder people are so confused about how to do things better. Too often the question is: Which way is right? The answer is and, not or. It’s about integrating and collaborating, not separation and silos. Teams learn to win when they figure out how, why, and when each mindset can help, and how to bring it all together into one coherent collaboration.
In Understanding Design Thinking, Lean, and Agile, Jonny untangles what these movements, mindsets, and approaches mean, and helps teams and leaders to choose the right parts at the right times. This report shows you how to evaluate your situation before committing to one, two, or all three of these techniques.
- Understand how design thinking, the lean movement, and agile software development can make a difference
- Define your beliefs and assumptions as well as your strategy
- Diagnose the current condition and explore possible futures
- Decide what to learn, and how to learn it, through fast research and experimentation
- Decentralize decisions with purpose-driven, collaborative teams
- Prioritize and measure value by responding to customer demand